Aphrodite Jones

The real reason Scott Peterson killed his wife: Aphrodite Jones talks Peterson’s true motive and CrimeCon [EXCLUSIVE]

During the early 2000s, millions of people across the world were shocked yet fascinated with the Scott Peterson murder case. Much of the garnered interest was because Scott and Lacy Peterson were the All-American couple who seemingly had it all. Yet, Scott Peterson, according to true crime writer, reporter, and television producer, Aphrodite Jones, had “too much” of it all, specifically when he learned he was going to be a father.

“Most people have said that Scott just wanted to get away from the marriage, but the murder of Laci Peterson was all about the [unborn] baby,” Jones told Crime Online.

Jones explained that in her opinion, Peterson is, was and will always be a classic example of a sociopath. He was also considered the “golden boy” of his family, who, in the eyes of his parents, could do no wrong. Since birth, Peterson was doted upon and placed on a pedestal, but with a new baby on the way, the attention would no longer be focused on Peterson, at least not in the way he was comfortably accustomed to. The excessive attention coupled with Scott’s narcissistic and sociopathic traits created a ticking time bomb that exploded when he saw that he would no longer be top priority when his son, baby Connor, arrived.

Aphrodite Jones holds up the front page of the Redwood City Daily News, after the announcement of a first-degree murder conviction in the Scott Peterson case, on Friday, Nov. 12, 2004. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

“It wasn’t Amber Frey,” Jones continued, referring to the woman Peterson was secretly dating behind Laci Peterson’s back. “He only knew her two-and-a-half weeks. He was a serial cheater and had been caught before. No, this was about baby Connor. Scott played the role so well that he had everyone around him fooled, even Laci. He couldn’t handle the attention being taken away from him. This wasn’t about Laci. It was about getting rid of the baby.”

Jones also presented her theories on Peterson to a packed ballroom during CrimeCon weekend at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. Officials said around 1,500 true crime fans and sleuths were in attendance, many of which flew from all over the country and even the world, to meet Jones. It was an event that she found truly remarkable. She admitted that she was shocked so many people wanted to meet her and thank her for her work, but she said she was grateful and humbled by the experience.

“To be able to see people who enjoy your work and appreciate you face-to-face is an amazing experience.”

The true crime aficionado said she was thankful to be able to take part in the first CrimeCon ever and hopes to be back for next year’s CrimeCon, scheduled for May 4-6, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Check out CrimeCon’s official site for additional information.

[Feature Photo: Aphrodite Jones/Facebook]