was a 17-year-old Vermont hustler running a small-time scam online.His virtual business was going great - until somebody killed him., Michael Peterson pleaded guilty to the charge of manslaughter through an Alford plea. This hearing today is as close to justice as anything that can be found. Candace Zamperini testified: "Michael said 'I came up the stairs' I think to get towels, and then he looks back down and said she fell down the whole staircase." It was a monstrous lie that Peterson held on to for 16 years.Judge Hudson sentenced Peterson to 64 to 86 months in prison and gave him credit for the 89 months he has already spent behind bars. Michael Peterson spent over a million dollars for a legal defense that ended with hearing 'guilty' as the verdict. Now, Peterson has finally agreed to plead guilty -- at least to voluntary manslaughter.He'd met her two years earlier as a quiet, sweet voice on Channel 1. I don't know," Chris answered, as he grabbed his jackknife from the holster on his belt and slit the box open.
Rockwell, a weathered woman of 52 with hard blue eyes and wispy brown hair, carried the box down the hallway of her modest home.Mc Lean was a member of the computer crime unit of the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council and Medford police had an untraceable, “undercover computer” as well as a fully functional computer forensic laboratory. Mc Lean, pretending to be a fourteen year old named “Sara,” went to the AOL chat room and initiated the first of eight Internet conversations with the defendant. Michael Peterson: "I dont see it as victory at all . Reportedly, the 73-year-old will enter an Alford plea and receive a sentence less than the time he's already served in prison. Peterson to spin things in the media the way that he wants to, and thats fine . You will be treated as guilty for murdering my sister, Kathleen, and you will be a convicted felon forever. Michael Peterson, not only can you wear the scarlet letter 'A' for adultery, but also the black letter 'G' for guilty. In 2001, Michael Peterson said his wife, Kathleen, had an accident.