|LACI & CONNER
"So young and beautiful, too soon to die, it doesn't make sense,
the world mourns for you and Conner everyday....
I hurt for you all.... its not fair.... xoxoxo"
RENE ~ N.J. ~ GUESTBOOK
|Scott Peterson's Half-Sister Writes Book
Feb 3, 2005
| "Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My Brother, Scott Peterson, is Guilty." A state-
ment from ReganBooks promises the book will reveal "in shocking and
riveting detail, the untold story of Scott, Laci and the Peterson family."
Bird was adopted at birth, and reunited with her birth mother,
Jackie Peterson, and half brother, Scott, in 1997, according
to a statement from ReganBooks, a division of HarperCollins.
According to "Blood Brother," Jackie Peterson gave up Bird
and another child she had before her marriage to Lee Peterson.
The book appears to be a product of Bird's attempt to work through complex
emotional issues connected to a family she had become reacquainted
with only five years before her sister-in-law disappeared. Bird at first
fiercely defended her brother and even took him into her Berkeley
home for extended stays when he became a hounded pariah.
But Bird, now 39, struggles with thoughts of being a discarded
child while repeatedly referring to Scott Peterson as their mother's
"golden boy" the one "she had kept." The book says Jackie Peterson once
demanded that Bird lie to protect Scott Peterson after he made a pass
at her baby sitter less than a month after Laci Peterson had disappeared.
"Bird was given away," said New York City psychotherapist Robi Ludwig.
"That's a psychic wound that's very hard to heal, if ever, for kids who are
adopted. They carry this wound of not being wanted. " "On top of that,
Scott Peterson is the favored child and you have a case of sibling
rivalry in a dysfunctional family. Not only is he the child
who got kept, he is the child who got protected."
Bird dedicated "Blood Brother" to the therapist who
"helped me find my way" before she wrote the book.
Peterson was convicted Nov. 12 of murder in the deaths of his
pregnant wife, Laci, and the fetus she carried. The jury fixed
the penalty at death. Formal sentencing is set for March 16.
ReganBooks in January released the book, "Witness For the Prosecution
of Scott Peterson," written by his former girlfriend Amber Frey. CBS subse-
quently bought the rights to make a television movie based on the book.
BOOK EXCERPTS BOOK -JACKIE PETERSON TREE
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|Anne Bird, has written a tell-all book about her relationship
with the convicted killer and his mother Jackie
Peterson, who gave her up for adoption.