Scott Peterson Fan Club
Scott Peterson remains cheerful despite being sentenced to death just days ago, buoyed in part by the constant flow of fan mail he continues to receive, the San Mateo County sheriff said Thursday. PetersonÃ¢€™s demeanor hasnÃ¢€™t changed since he was transferred months ago from Stanislaus County to the San Mateo County Jail, even after jurors found him guilty of two counts of murder, Sheriff Don Horsley said during a news conference. On Monday, the jury recommended he be sent to CaliforniaÃ¢€™s death row. Ã¢€œHe has been his normal self. He is very cheerful. He is very compliant and very helpful,Ã¢€ Horsley said, adding that jailers describe him as a model prisoner. Ã¢€œWhen we move him from one area to the next, they do have to put restraints on him and he helps them,Ã¢€ Horsley said. Ã¢€œHeÃ¢€™s not suicidal.Ã¢€ He added, however, that Peterson has lost Ã¢€œa lot of weight.Ã¢€ Ã¢€œI told him … Ã¢€˜Scott, youÃ¢€™ve lost weight. Is the food bad?Ã¢€Ã¢€™ Horsley said. Ã¢€œHe said, Ã¢€˜No, itÃ¢€™s actually better than in Stanislaus County.Ã¢€Ã¢€™
Ã¢€œHe gets a lot of mail,Ã¢€ the sheriff said. Ã¢€œHe does have a fan club.Ã¢€
Meanwhile, Regan Books announced Thursday it had signed a deal with PetersonÃ¢€™s mistress, Amber Frey. The book is due to go on sale Jan. 4. Ã¢€œI am very gratified that Regan Books has agreed to publish AmberÃ¢€™s story,Ã¢€ said FreyÃ¢€™s attorney, Gloria Allred. Ã¢€œWe think her story of courage in crisis will inspire others who have been betrayed to fight back for truth and justice.Ã¢€
So, Scott Peterson, a convicted double murderer, has a fan club and his mistress and the odious Gloria Allred are getting rich. As Don King would say, Only in America.