Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren
"The jury decided Scott Peterson did not deserve to live after they convicted him of killing his wife and unborn son. This was a pure vengeance play, and you can understand it. Even though I don't believe in the death penalty, if it is the law it should be considered, that's how our system works. Peterson is 32 years old. He faces decades of appeal in California, which rarely executes anyone. A better penalty, in my opinion, would be a lifetime of hard labor. He should suffer every day as Laci's family will suffer. Giving Peterson a sedative and a needle is the easy way out for him. Talking Points wants to punish killers and rapists in a way that would discourage those crimes. Decades of hard labor would do that. But it's a moot point. Peterson will sit in prison for years, appealing everything. The ACLU will protect his rights; he'll get fan mail and might even have some fun. That's the state of justice and vengeance in America today."
Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren joined The Factor and reported on the heated atmosphere in the courtroom. "There was lots of emotion," Van Susteren said, "and lots of yelling. This was the chance for Laci's family to look over at Scott and call him a baby killer. They did everything they could to try to get back at him." Van Susteren also commented on Peterson's demeanor and the verdict. "He came with that same arrogance he always has. I saw nothing to indicate that he was the least bit moved by the decision. And I think justice was done. This was a very strong circumstantial case." The Factor suggested that Peterson's attitude may have been his undoing. "The jury clearly hated Peterson because he had this arrogance about him and never once showed a human side. Peterson has to watch himself in prison, because they'll be gunning for him there."