His courageous victims were telling the truth, district attorney says
While I am an adamant believer that Peterson deserved his day in Court, I cant
hep but wonder why he denied himself his day in Court. IF the allegations
against him were indeed false, the best odds of getting to the truth and
exposing the lies and fabrications would have been to stand trial and have his
defense expose them and let the jury determine what was or was not the truth. I
find all fabricated allegations of sex crimes to be nearly as offensive as the
crimes themselves as they mock the suffering of legitimate victims, start a
witch hunt, and permanently damage the accused reputation and standing. However, this man has the distinct flavor of an axis II diagnosis, and
his actions speak of his guilt and his contempt for the rule of law.
I found it strange when this story first came up that a woman who claimed to be
forcibly held stayed with Greg and his mother. Greg noted in his letter that he
and his mother shook their heads at her story. He also mentioned she had
problems with her mother in her home; the mother was yelling at her. I think he
was being railroaded to some extent. I have been railroaded and it is a
I can only think of one word to describe him.... Coward!
actions speak louder than words. His cowardly suicide certainly adds to
reasonable suspicion that he was guilty as accused, regardless of whatever his
Well said, coleman51. In this aricle, not once, not twice, but THREE times does
the Deseret News emphasize that Sim Gill believes he had a good case -- and yet
it reports nothing from the defense side.@JWB Yes, it takes a lot of
courage for a genuine victim to come forward. It takes a lot of courage for a
false accuser to come forward with false accusations, as well.
@rvalens - If he had not fully paid the bondsman, or the bondsman had a claim
against real property in exchange for posting the bond - he'll get his
original fee from the guy's estate when it's settled. Otherwise, the
court returns the money to the "owner" of it, I think the bondsman has
to provide the death certificate etc. to the court. Best of my knowledge from
a friend's experience 20+ years ago. I would imagine his estate gets the
money to distribute to close out claims against it, if no bondsman was involved.
I find it interesting that this man has been assumed guilty by the DN as well as
in their comments section without the opportunity of a trial. There was no
comments by the defense and it appears that they were not sought for by the DN.
I noticed that everyone had a negative opinion of Greg Peterson in the comments
section without ever examining the idea that a death note does have some weight
and validity. I am unconvinced that this story has been completely told and that
what we hear now is a justification of a narrative by the DN and his accusers
that will salve their conscience. Maybe he would have been found guilty in
court, but we will never know and to assume guilt without a trial makes me
question how objective the DN really is in this and other cases.
For those that believe it was just a problem with the D.A. and his handling of
the case with this many victims need to read the part in his own 5-page letter
in his shirt pocket."So many friends and even 2 brothers turned
their back on me."Brothers who knew this man and brother during
their life. There are plenty of people that have such a problem and they cannot
face up to it even with their brothers. The 9 victims who told
their similar facts and since the hearing and the case became public, the
brothers would have had discussions with their brother. Even in the
military, when this type of event happens, the predator almost becomes religious
to portray themselves as the victim, even when caught on video and by the police
at the moment.Rationalization is a tool our adversary uses to help
ensnare us in the ever present trap. A little sin is not bad. Then he leaves
us to our addiction and path leading downward in this life. It is
so sad that he appears to have taken so many victims along his path, political
and non-political. Staffers should use caution.
He appeared to have many victims in his life and not just the ones that
testified at his preliminary hearing. Those women in a world that try to make
victims look like the predator took a lot of courage to do what they did. Many politicians of one party are grateful there wasn't a trial as
there would have been implications, more than already discussed in their
circles, that would have popped up on the radar screen.It is too bad
he took that form of way out. One accuser is bad enough but all those accusers
coming forward didn't help his case. He was walking on thin
ice and was walking alone even though the pictures of his political events had a
lot of people in them. He was deceiving many people and not just the victims at
the preliminary hearing and talking with the D.A.
A Coward in life and a Coward in death.
Does anybody happen to know what will become of the 2 million dollar bond he
posted? Does it go back to the bondsman or does the court get to keep it? Just
One may want to seek out, elsewhere on the Internet, and read, for himself or
herself, the actual 5-page note.Regarding the notion of "grand
conspiracy," mentioned by Sim Gill: No, a "grand conspiracy" would
NOT have been necessary for the criminal charges to be false. All that would be
required was the prompting from Gill for other "victims" to come
forward, then perhaps a little encouragement, maybe even a smidgen of coaching
of the women on the part of some of Greg's enemies, for an effective
conspiracy or coordination to exist. No direct acquaintance or communication
between the actual five women would have been necessary. The notion of the five
women "not even knowing each other" means nothing in itself.I believe there is something very wrong about this case and that we have not
heard the half of it.
The more he writes, the way he writes, is is clues into a mind of a man bent on
serving only his own interests. He is only sorry that the victims had enough
courage to speak out.
I feel badly for his family -- both because of the testimonies of so many women
who dealt with his awful behavior, and for his death. I doubt many are going to
believe that he is innocent as charged. Too bizarre to think all these women
got together, drummed up false charges, and were willing to be questioned/relive
their terrible experiences.
@ Old Navy YES! to answer your question.
5 page note? Did he think that the more he wrote, the more we would believe his
No mourning for Peteeron from me. Only sympathy for all his victims.
its obvious he had a mental illness to bad this didn't get taken care of
before, these kinds of people are aloud to walk the streets and end up hurting
people or themselves all the time. I know, from experience.
Narcissistic of a man as you will ever read about. Pretty sad.
I think that he had narcissistic personality disorder. Look it up. About 1% of
the population are like this. They have a terrible low self-esteem so they do
things like bully, lie. They have the uncanny ability to reach into the air and
pull out a lie and state it with the utmost confidence.In this case,
the legal system came down on him with multiple witnesses. He couldn't
lie, excuse or justify his way out of the mess he had created. At this point,
he had to face the consequences and that was too much for him.
This is pure narcissism. Mr. Peterson believed that the rules of civil behavior
somehow didn't apply to him.
A legend in his own mind,nothing more or less..