Laci Peterson’s Mother Talks About Scott’s Sentence For First Time

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 23, 2004   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
December 23, 2004

Modesto, CA ( — For the first time since the sentence of the death penalty for Scott Peterson in the murders of her daughter Laci and unborn grandson Conner, Sharon Rocha is sharing her thoughts on the trial and its result.

In a statement posted on a web site in tribute to Laci, Rocha says, "People tell me, ‘Now you can have some closure.’ There is no closure. We are only turning the page and beginning the next chapter in our book of life."

"Closure will only occur for me when I complete my book of life, when I die," Rocha said.

"There are no winners in a case like this. We are families who are suffering horrendous losses," Rocha added.

Meanwhile, Ron Frey, father of Scott’s mistress Amber, spoke with Laci’s father Dennis Rocha.

"He was very pleased that Amber had come forward to help the prosecution, he’s also pleased with the book she has coming out," Frey told KFSN-TV.

"We talked in depth about what a tragedy it is him losing his daughter and grandson, and we both agreed the next on the list and the most vulnerable would’ve been Amber," Frey said.

Sharon and Dennis Rocha have been keeping a low profile, but they have plans to write a book about what happened.

Amber Frey has already written a book that will discuss the details of her relationship with Scott and the conversations that led to his downfall.

Rocha, became an outspoken advocate of Unborn Victims Laws, both for individual states and the entire nation.

Such laws in cases similar to Scott Peterson’s, allow prosecutors to file two charges when a pregnant woman is attacked and her unborn child is killed or injured.

President Bush signed a federal Unborn Victims of Violence Law in March. Rocha had voiced her support of the bill, and had criticized members of the Senate, including presidential candidate John Kerry, who returned to Washington from the campaign trial to vote against the bill.

According to the National Right to Life Committee, 30 states have unborn victims laws, most recently Kentucky and Virginia, and 18 cover mothers and their unborn children throughout pregnancy.

Additional states are expected to pursue similar laws when the next legislative session begins.

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