Did $100,000 in diamonds, sapphires and other gems play a role in Laci s murder?

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Did $100,000 in diamonds, sapphires and other gems play a role in Laci s murder?

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Witnesses at her husband’s capital trial suggested Thursday that, before she vanished, both Laci and her husband, Scott, were preoccupied with jewelry not just the valuable baubles she had inherited from her grandmother, but also cheaper accessories they were pawning for quick cash. Prosecutors, who called the witnesses, have not said how the jewelry fits into their theory that Scott killed Laci Dec. 23, 2002. And the testimony from two jewelers, a pair of pawn brokers and the victim’s aunt seemed to raise more questions than it answered. Laci Peterson’s aunt, Robin Marie Rocha, testified that her niece received a stash of pricey watches, rings, necklaces and other items in November 2002 as part of the settlement of her grandmother’s estate. She testified that she had inventoried her mother’s jewelry before giving it to her niece. When police asked her to review the jewelry seized from the Peterson home when police searched it, Rocha testified that a watch and a pair of 2 ct. diamond e

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