Who placed the Laci Peterson autopsy photos online?
Autopsy photos of the fetus Laci Peterson had been carrying before her death brought her husband, Scott, to tears and drew gasps from jurors in his murder trial. The images, accompanied by expert testimony, were shown Thursday, near the end of the state’s case against the 31-year-old former fertilizer salesman. Prosecutors could rest as early as next week. A large white-wall screen was the backdrop for the photos, which also made a few jurors cry and others shift in their seats or cover their mouths. The fetus’ remains appeared gelatin-like, its outer tissue somewhat transparent. “This body was very soft. It came apart very easily,” said Dr. Brian Peterson, the forensic pathologist who performed autopsies on Laci and the fetus. Dr. Peterson, who is not related to either Laci or Scott Peterson, testified that the fetus had not been born before Laci’s death and was instead expelled from her decaying body. The pathologist said the remains of the fetus, a boy the couple planned to name Con