Scott Peterson Describes The ‘Terrible Physical Reaction’ He Had To Finding Wife’s Dead Body

Cops say his reaction was quite the opposite, though.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

In 2002, the murder of Laci Peterson and her unborn child captivated the country. Now, 15 years later, Scott Peterson reveals how he felt the moment the body of his wife and unborn child were found.

"When they told me, I had just a terrible physical reaction. I mean it was a really emotional, physical reaction," he shared with his sister-in-law while on death row.

People reveals this new information from the forthcoming episode A&E's "The Murder of Laci Peterson." The series follows Scott's own words, as well as those close to the case. 

Scott added, “But I was in the car with those two detectives and I just stopped that. I wasn’t gonna let them see the emotions I was going through.”

Despite the assertion that he was emotionally affected, the detective that was with Scott at the time doesn't believe it. “We told Scott. [There was] very little reaction on Scott’s part,” retired Modesto detective Jon Buehler says. “In my view, because he was the one who killed Laci, there’s no reason for him to have a lot of emotion because he knew what the results were gonna be.”

Back in 2002, Laci mysteriously disappeared in Modesto, California. Her body was washed up months later. Scott Peterson was tried and convicted of her death in 2003. Although he has continued to maintain his innocence, some, including the woman he was having an affair with at the time, portrayed him as a cunning liar.  

He is appealing that conviction.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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