Scott Peterson: Witnesses claim they saw Laci alive after disappearance, while convict husband still claims innocence

More than 11 witnesses said they saw Laci Peterson on the day she disappeared in 2002. Scott Peterson, currently on death row for her murder, didn’t hesitate to send a reminder about it during an interview scheduled to air in an upcoming docuseries about the infamous case.

“I wasn’t the last one to see Laci that day. There were so many witnesses that saw her walking in the neighborhood after I left,” Peterson said in a June interview with his sister-in-law, Janey.

One of the witnesses that supposedly saw Laci on the day she went missing, Mike Chiavetta, said that he saw her walking the couple’s dog in the neighborhood on Christmas Eve after Scott had already left. He claimed that later on that evening, he saw the dog only, with no Laci.

“After I had talked to the policeman and given my statement that I had seen the dog in the park. Nothing was followed up.”

‘There was over 11 witnesses who saw Laci that day, this is all while Scott is at the office and on his computer, so he’s innocent,” said Janey, a staunch supporter of Peterson’s innocence.

While claiming his innocence, Peterson also said that he was surprised and “staggered” that a California jury found him guilty. He fully expected to walk out of court a free man.

‘I couldn’t feel my feet on the floor’: Scott Peterson says he’s shocked he was convicted of killing Laci Peterson and unborn son, Connor

Crime Online spoke with exclusively with investigative reporter and author, Aphrodite Jones, who said that Peterson’s comment showed that he had no soul or heart.

“Scott said he had no sense that he would be found guilty. He thought he wouldn’t pay dearly for taking the lives of his wife and son. That tells me everything I need to know about him. Only a person with no soul, no heart, would be able to feign such shock in the moment of truth.”

Peterson is currently on death row at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, California, for the 2002 murder of his wife and unborn son. He appealed the conviction, and according to court documents, the appeal is still pending. Although the case rested largely on circumstantial evidence, there was enough presented during trial to convince a jury that Peterson murdered Laci and dumped her pregnant body into the San Francisco Bay.

The six-part docuseries, The Murder of Laci Peterson, premieres on Aug. 15 at 10 p.m. ET on A&E.

[Feature Photo: AP/Paul Sakuma]