June 1st, 1998. Slide Mountain, Nevada. Peter Bergna and his wife Rinette were involved in a deadly accident on Slide Mountain, near Reno, Nevada. The truck they were traveling in fell 800 feet down the mountain, killing Rinette upon impact. Miraculously, Peter survived, somehow managing to jump out the driver’s side window. Immediately crash site investigators noticed that the evidence didn’t match Peter’s story, leading to a criminal investigation and Peter’s conviction for first-degree murder. Did Peter intentionally crash to kill his wife when he grew unhappy with the marriage, or was it a tragic accident that led to a wrongful conviction?
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with that tonight's case happen
in ninety. Ninety eight,
in Reno Nevada, more closer to Lake Tahoe. Really on the Nevada side, a man
his wife for driving down the mountain and
a terrible accident the man survives, but his wife tragically dies
he calls nine when one gets help when the police
up, though they don't feel
everything's as it seems we are we talking about tonight,.
tonight we're talking about the June first. Ninety ninety eight death of rennet Bergner
now Peter and run at they lived in
Incline Village, which is a little town. That's on the Northern EAST side of Lake Tahoe. They say it's an upper
middle class community, it's definitely upper Peter
as an art appraiser for Butterfield and Butterfield
San Francisco based auction house and his wife was a pharmacist,
Peter had previously been married before he met is why for net they would
I'm getting married and eighty seven they had adopted
had a son brunette had grown up on a dairy farm
She graduated in nineteen sixty seven.
And she went on to the University of California, David and nineteen. Seventy one she had wanted to be,
pediatrician, but change that two pharmacies
cause she was extremely six
for her career and was elected. President of the pharmaceutical society of Nevada and ninety ninety- for her
family describes her
very, loving and kind
everybody liked her
Peter and remit there
binding. Come was about two hundred thousand dollars a year and they liked their luxurious thanks
in ninety. Ninety eight Peter was forty five and were net. Was forty nine they'd been married about
eleven years. At that point, I may thirty four
ninety ninety eight Grenette was coming back home,
after a six week, tour in ITALY,
and Peter after school booster club function, so he could get to the airport in time to
He was driving his one thousand nine hundred and ninety seven Ford F. One hundred and fifty pickup, it's not a Ford Ranger, but it's an f one hundred and fifty
yeah on the way there he stopped to get some gas and then
at ten fifteen. He picked her up from the airport by it.
or wasn't just going to take her home. He wanted to talk with her, maybe get some things off his chest, so they go for it
I've and he's telling her that he wants to talk to her about the marriage, because
He has some concerns, mostly because
she's been travelling a lot and he ends up stopping
at what he says is one of his favorite spots and its at the top of slide mountain. So he
I to a dead end access road near Mount rose, ski resort, any parked his truck. This is all
kind of a romantic spot and you might think wise, hoping this has a good ending,
setting the right move. Even though he's gonna have to talk about some something's it
Me might not go down so well, so they have their talk and he said
let's go to and overlook area, so we can look out at Reno, so they had down the road and, as are approaching a sharp curve, he said his breaks failed. The truck took a turn to the right and ended up
rushing through the garb rail and the truck began to slide down the mountain. Peter said
He shouted run that we're not stopping now he
says he does remembered that point of view is still trying to get the brakes or not. But he says the next moment:
all he knows. Is he suddenly on the ground on the side of the mountain, watching the truck go down the mountain, which is about an eight hundred foot drop
He's hanging on for dear life on this very steep slope and he
pulls his phone out and die.
nine one one eleven.
You can go find this nine one. One call he sounds frantic he's
in dire need of help. The operator is trying to do so.
That police officers and emergency responders out to get em out.
find him really and she
asking him? Where are you where's your location? How
You on the side of a mountain on like ups
I'd service road, it's kind of hard to pinpoint
location and it's kind of hard for him to describe the location, although the first
ten times the dispatcher asks. Where are you he's
screaming over her saying, drove off the site.
Mountain my wife's in trouble? I'm hanging on?
please send somebody please send somebody- is not telling the dispatcher. This is my location and tell
further into the nun when one call decimeter
about this- and I know most people-
will we have a situation where they needed to give a location they couldn't, even if they had been through that area before is this? Where we can expect that may be
it's possible that he didn't know what to say, or he was
panicked in just blurting outweigh felt was the most important information that his wife was in trouble that he was in trouble YAP at this point
I dont know if there's anything suspicious going on, because he's just had a terrible accident. How is
supposed to sound. Is he said
to answer all
these questions. Cocoa
only indirectly. It might be pretty hot
if you're in a high state
situation such as this and according to Peter, he felt like he was
keep slipping down the mountain, so it takes police about TAT
minutes to locate him
and when they see him, he's
lying down on the side of the mountain there and he's on his phone in the
found it because they were wandering around over there and they could hear him call out I'm down here so
they find em he's about eighty feet down the mountain Andy
able to see a big hole in the guard, rail, which you know
tip them off our. What's, probably where he went off the road, it's after midnight said they'd actually, dont know you know
where he is because they can't see that well when they
reach him. He tells
officers that his back and legs are injured and that he can't move his legs.
Now there looking at him in their dark there
seeing flashlights, but it doesn't appear that
he's, been cut up or anything. I
a cut on his head, but you know here
look like he's broken his back. Of course, they pick him up gently bring them up to the top of
Hill, where the guard railways and get him
medical attention they bring in a helicopter because
You know whatever happened here: they want to get this couple to the hospital as quickly as possible. Now the plea
officers will continue down the mountain about eight hundred feet and they find the truck. Now it's upside down.
and so smashed up that they can even tell which saw
It is the front and back they have to
I opened the door. I just
get inside and that's when they find frenetic take could
that she was deceased immediately, and
He was wearing her seat belt, which may explain
She was unable to get out there.
Trying to investigate what happened here but
I would say right off the bat they're, not thinking. Oh, this guy murdered his white fur. This guy did something wrong, they're, just thinking how did
accidents happen. You know because they need to fill out a report. This is nothing out of the ordinary
but ass they walked down the truck. They know
is that there's gas cans, three of them between the road and the tree.
and there's gas everywhere. This oil,
down there. Just
thinking more that's a little odd, but it's a pickup truck
People drive around with gas hands on the back of their pickup truck all the time, not a big deal. They go back up to the road. They look
for signs of skid marks or debris, hoping to find anything.
The indicated that Peter made an effort to apply them
eggs or turn the vehicle away from off the side of the mountain, but nothing they are working into the next day. And that's when Peter Burkina pulse
up to the crash site and the officers are
a little surprised to see Peter up and about
as they assume that he might have had some fractures or some
being seriously wrong if he'd been ejected from the vehicle.
I was flying down among the one he had stated that he had trouble with his legs her, but here he is so
What do they do? They figure while he's here. Let's talk to him and he tries to tell them what happened. He said
my he was coming down the road. He tried to push the break, it didn't work.
And so the officer officers able, why didn't you steer the truck that we could have avoided? The guard? Rail and Peter said: that's a good question
and then they said. Well, how did you get out of the truck and he said well after we went through the garb rail, I was thrown through the driver side window who, and they found his hat up by the court.
Rail. So it's a little weird that his hat would be up there.
and they know it's his hat because it said incline on it. That's the knee
other little town that he lives in, but
being thrown through a window. You expect a lot more
Celebrations and stuff, and then he
the question which may have caused them. Some trouble right, Justin
asking about his fanny pack he kept referring to
as his purse, but that's a fanny pack and I think we need to bring those back. So it's one thing to talk with Peter at that
I cite, but what police really want to do is get a good questioning in
at the station. So twelve hours after the accident,
urgent James Belt in begins.
reviewing him and again
I'm not even sure how much
there really looking at
as I suspect there just try.
figure out what happened and being that
He has now said he was ejected from,
but he didn't have a lot of injuries and he's
for his purse, that's it just
really adding up for the officers. So that's why they
question him. So one of the things
yes to talk about is the conversation they had with Burnett
one thing when your wife has died and
an officer asking you did you have any trouble in your marriage and I'm sure
everyone's first instinct is to say no not at all. It was great, but
this interview he had met
to their being some problems and the marriage, and he said
the conversation that they had did get heated, but they
reach some sort of agreement at the end, this interview
doesn't spend a lot of time explaining the accident,
He seems to dwell on my wife
is away a lot and I was always home lonely and you know things just weren't working out the way I wanted them to which just does
to anyone any favours, really, I think you ve nailed it and
Yes, one thing where he's asking about a fanny pack, while he's just feet away from his wife's body and then he go
to an interview and he's yet again talking about something which I think would be not at the forefront of his mind.
he's talking about how he felt before the accident. It's very strange- and I think these are things that good detectives will clue in on absolutely
so he does end up giving his version of events and the weight
it's almost like he sang once I realise the truck wouldn't stop. I was already hidden
and the next thing he knows he's in the dirt.
He doesn't see his vehicle anymore, but his
for his wife, so he asked
like he's very confused about the whole thing, but he just
members my breaks
old Bob is trying to make a sharp turn and,
then all of a sudden them at the guard? Rail, as you can imagine, most
mountainous roads. You have one
side is going down and then the other side of the road is going up the mountain, and so this
is turning off to the left and he's
seems to have gone through that rail.
Police are trying to understand why he didn't just jerked the will to the left, and here
You know the side of the mountain as opposed to driving off the mountain, but it's dark. Its curvy road
But apparently he says this was one of their faith
Does he know this area that well, does he not know the area he decided?
would not turn as we left might be know about
heaters entries, because he was
flight it out, but then
hours later he was back at the crash site. So he had a few cuts.
A fracture and his foot but read that she had been examined and they examine. Actually he
tell whether she was dead or alive when she went over the cliff. That's how better
Injuries were now the police are
What were you wearing that night and they want to collect his clothing?
and he was wearing blue jeans. Sneakers assure
an windbreaker, and this might come up later, but
They think that he's wearing multiple layers of clothes were I'm looking at this and going it's ten o clock
and at night.
They're are essentially in the high desert. It can get cold. I wouldn't put it passed.
wearing a windbreaker for that type of weather, so another
interview happens and peace
being asked about why he chose to drive
spot that he went to because both
or he made it sound like? Oh, it's a romantic spot. We like to go there
and now he sang he'd, actually never parked there before
But then they ask him what about these gas cans and its interim
because during the nine, when one call Peter had told-
operator that he was trying to spot his truck by looking for a fire.
so he's asked. Why were you looking
a fire and he said I had three
when gas chance in the truck? Here's where I think a lot of people's Spidey,
and might start to tingle little I mean you drive a pickup truck
I know a lot of people that Dr Pickup truck specially out in rural areas. You have gas cans in the back those trucks you're always
going somewhere. You need some extra gas, but he's not a country. Guy he's sort of a rich guy
and he explains these gas can says being well
needed extra gas, because I was gonna drive down
Vegas or somethin agenda. Do some
business and I didn't want to fill up there because the gas prices are too much and
I own a gas, can earn do. I still
have the gas cap for know. I lost it a long time ago, but these are three.
fairly. New gascons he's lost all three caps, just one more
that the cops are gone. Why would you have three gas hands all open in the back your truck, and then you just
expect them to explode. When you wreck the little questionable the
best. Gaiters also ask him: why do you think it is?
that you made it out of the vehicle, but your wife didn't, and he said
She was wearing her seat belt. I chosen.
to where mine
and my window was open because I was
smoking a cigar. Then they
ask him. Why was her airbag
turned off, and his explanation was my.
Wife was only about five foot tall and
was worried that the airbag could actually seriously injure her. You know what I know a lot of people that will disable their airbags
because they don't trust them or
disco well by get into it
your bender, the airbag deploys that's thousands of dollars,
that I'm gonna be out and
Insurance doesn't always cover it, so they disabled, airbags, it's not unheard of, but again the detectives, that's just one more mark on there.
the paper of at one more note from this interview,
Peter was asked.
did you know there was a grounds keeper from
ski resort, on the mountain at the time who saw what happened now,
as we all know, police can lie to you.
This was a tactic just to see how Peter would react according to the detect
is Peter, seem to get stressed, and then he changed the subject, and so
talking about his character and how respected he is.
and also how lonely was going to be so by now that attacked
they have their guy. They really think this is a crime, not an accident, just his
response to their with somebody else on the mountain,
it wasn t o
greater ok, it was kind of like oh Anne.
When you read the body language there. It's it says a lot, but of course
There wasn't any one else on that mountain. These are just detective setter
what they do and a
on one side, I'm like I hate the fact that they can lie to you, but
on the other side, somebody
just assumed. Oh will you have a witness. I'm just gonna come clean now this podcast
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So we are saying that the detectives are sure that this is no accent, but it's not like that.
investigating a few
later they set up a recreation
They can try to understand how this all went down and what they find is that
leader, must have intentionally steered the truck towards the guard rail because it shouldn't have gone that way. They said that the truck when they used the effort
fifty this I've seen the same one but a similar one naturally turn to
the mountain, not the guard rail and because they could find no inherent mechanical defects with the truck
break seem to work, the steering worked. So what happened? He must have steered the truck into the guard rail down on top of that
the thing about how Peter had minimal injuries his airbag deployed
He had no entries from the airbag.
And he claims he went out the window which
weird, instead of him, going through the windshield
we don't know how the truck went down there.
we don't know if it was flipping
sighed over side head over heels. We don't know, but it
impossible to be ejected from vehicle huts. Will I've seen Youtube videos of people flying out when shields, and you know whatever
and somehow miraculously landing on their feet. So it's not unheard of, but again there
Looking at this and they're trying to recreate it in there
having trouble they can't backup
version of events. They can't recreate them not without deliberately doing something
and as usual, whenever a spouse dies. You
the life insurance policy and Peter had
hundred and fifty thousand dollar life insurance policy with an extra
two hundred thousand for accidental death. This is for his wife. Yes,
as most of you know, that can be motive, but on top of that Peter goes too.
his late wife's brother Richard and says
I've lost or a net income for the next several years. So I need you to give me money
So not only is
cashing in on the engine.
Policy, but now he's
I dont want to use the word extortion, but he's telling her face
we you owe me money and they
the paying him an additional two.
Didn't seventy five thousand dollars. I think this is really awkward I mean not for Peter. We know that, but its awkward that he
he has just gotten four hundred and fifty thousand dollars from insurance
now he's saying to her family. I know that the law
and that she owns is worth to earn fifty thousand dollars, or so I need
whatever she has, because I've lost her income. I have us,
a lifestyle and I want to live, and I'm used to that's awkward and what
let's say about his character, meaning
to tell the officers that he has his gun
reputation but and
Her family is now going screw. You dude you probably murder. He lost their support.
Me because originally I dont think they were even thinking that there was a crime here,
they just assumed. There was an accident
They don't trust him. The investor
patient, despite all this intuition, despite the recreation, its believe
they dont quite have enough to make an arrest, so things kind of stall. As far as the investigation goes and Peter,
well he's moving on his little nice,
of incline village, they don't believe
his story either, and he earned him
of the nickname- the incline
o J, which now not the best
to be known as an OJ. So he pack suppose
often he moves on. He moves to Seattle and June of two thousand
it's a new woman and gets engaged, but the detectives haven't you
up and it's just a matter of time before they start re. Examining all the interviews that day with Peter
and they start noticing things what I would
from this, is they get a little
Ireland under them, they're going to go after him? What are they find out? Just him? Oh,
there's a lot of inconsistencies. He was
defending his marriage, saying he'd never cheated, but then
they learn that he was lying and that his marriage wasn't that great,
they talked to a bank employ named JANET Mellow who had met with
Peter and were
an appraisal function. He had actually approach JANET
and asked her out on a date by, while his wife wasn't looking
yeah. There are multiple women here who were too happy to
to the police and tell them stories about how creepy Peter was either staring at them, or just him trying to touch them
the last woman. They heard from talked about how he actually groped her in a hot tub and may even was
Talking to one woman in saying I noticed your husband's gone alot, which freaked out it's not great behaviour,
but the police are more or less looking at the inconsistencies in a statement where he says he had a great marriage, although the whole
point of them driving out to this secluded too
de mountain road was to talk about the marriage and the problems, so it's just
thing after another and then when they find all these other women who back up the statements of he's a creeper and he
if he hadn't cheated on his wife, it wasn't for a lack of trying. It was because he was getting rejected here, despite being consists,
it seems that still not enough what really lead to
him getting in hot water with the detectives was the hat that he had been wearing. It was the only object that was at the top of the mountain
everything else whenever the side, so
made them wonder how the heck is his hat up. There still makes sense and then
had his shoes examined. There was a boy
residue on them. A lab idea
find it has asphalt without asphalt, answered the guard rail. So the only way
that. It would be an issue is
if he landed on the road and that's what police took to the district attorney
The DA's thinking it is,
substantial, but his
Where does not add up- and I think I have enough fora for a trial so
remember seventeenth, he was arrested on first degree. Murder charges, he wouldn't,
spinning five days behind bars and tell his family paid his bail. Now his family of courses
fairly well off too. So
baling him out, not a big deal December.
first, two thousand Peter turned himself in. He was
post to get married to Robin Russell. On February twenty four
two thousand one. Well that wouldn't happen. His trial began October. Fourth, two thousand one
we gotta know Peter side of the story. His defence brings up that the truck had defective breaks. He couldn't stop it one out of control
here was thrown from the vehicle and
truck continued on down the mountain Peter
is not wearing a seat belt. Barnett was now the prosecutor, they're going to say he drove off the cliff and jumped out at the last minute,
that's pretty much the arguments here, yeah that they're trying to keep it SAM,
what exactly happened on this road and they need
since the jury, but you know when you start talking about a truck, lay,
night early in the morning driving.
A sharp turn going over rail here that man
be something that the jury just isn't feeling it's not strong enough evidence so
the prosecution starts talking about how there's a different motive here. It's not just that he wants to get rid of his wife, but he went
to make a lot of money from getting rid of her, but this first trial
ends up in a mistrial, because
Agers couldn't make up their mind. Well, I should say two of them really could make up
I want definitely was thinking. I dont believe that he's guilty and a pair
de this was kind of a heated jury. Oh I get it on paper
can't say this all looks whore
bull and suspicious and he's absolutely guilty on paper your discussing going? Well, maybe his breaks weren't working? Maybe he panicked and he didn't hit.
The brakes, maybe he thought he was hitting the brakes, but he actually had the gas its nighttime. He drove to regard rail and
flung from the vehicle. It's not complete,
the outlandish on paper but, as you say, it's
straw, because the jury cannot come to a conclusion or a verdict,
so he's released and then ends up
retrial after the judge sets anew
trial date of April twenty seventh, two thousand too, but they really big.
I'm a tenth now getting to this
second trial. The price
the commission is not going to
too much of a different trial, but they are going to bring up the
no one calls, as was the interviews that Peter did with the detectives, and there
to say some things which I think help
sway the jury like. So he can't
the question of where he is and he's supposed
going down the side of a mountain, but he still able to pull out a phone.
Dial nine will one and talk while he supposed sliding down this mountain watches. Add the sun, when the poor,
officers arrived at the scene. They didn't have a lot of trouble, walk
in down this embankment meant this incline to get term. It wasn't like a sheer cliff able to just walk to him
and he's acting like he's holding on for dear life, but they were able to
him on a journey and get him up the side of the mountain with relative ease
prosecution says this was avoidable. This had to abandon it,
snow crash, because the truck went through
way the only way that happens if he steers it wrong and they couldn't find thing wrong with
breaks, which I think is interesting, because they had trouble looking at the truck and
during out which end was which here, but
That's why they have mechanics, take it apart and look at it. They really couldn't
anything wrong mechanically with the truck and then they also talked about how it's weird that he supposedly ejected from this tree.
but he's wearing a little too much clothing extra clothing, but
call padding and then his hat is on the road basically
and everything else went over the side and they
oh bring up that the past your airbag was in the off position now
obviously, he explained
The stuff, but not all of it, and I think, he's ever.
to truly explain away this hat between the hat being at the the guard. Rail,
and now they have
his shoes, also with what appears to be asphalt,
you know, grime from the pavement on them. Their thinking do should have had dirt,
eggs and stuff all over you,
from sliding down this mountain, not stuff from the road, the
a controversy or part of this trial, Justin, where the judge allows testimony from his first wife as well as
testimony from women who say that Peter made advancements, many of them very uncomfortably against them. What do you think about this? I'm I'm a little torn because
is on one side. You can say him being a creeper. Doesn't
really apply to whether or not he drove a truck offices
intentionally or not, but I think how the price
education got. This admitted is by saying
he's telling us in his statements that he has a fine marriage
he's telling us in his statements that he's never cheated on his wife. Yet
all of these. Other women are telling us Dave all absolutely been approached by him. Groped up. You know why
even I would say, sexually assaulted. So this isn't jiving
and that's why they got this testimony into the trial. I think that,
its character assassination, but I do see the relevance. His first wife was Rebecca Teller,
and he was made to her for a few years and early eighties. Her too,
the money was that, on the second day of their honeymoon, Peter went berserk
and she feared for her life so
I don't know what to make of that accept. This is something that
have the judge allows it echoes in, but I think what they're trying to say he's. Definitely the kind of
and that would do something like this, because he doesn't
hair about limits. He doesn't care about boundaries that
and is going to come in and say that
He was a loving devoted husband there
come in and say that he's an art appraiser and he has to talk to climb
and sent he's gotta. You know
each Ami in in nice and
he was overly nice with some people, but not
these women, they weren't clients
we're trying to get our upraised. They were not people that he worked with, but this is the defence what they're saying
They even brought Peters mother onto the stand. She d,
bribes. Peter is being in shock at the funeral
She says that she never saw the couple fighting were arguing,
she said that Peter had no money concerns because he was doing very well and he was
to inherit, sir-
million dollars from his parents estate? So
what his motive be to get a measly half million for murdering his wife. Like that doesn't make sense, I think that's a brilliant
person to bring in to defend Peter is that is his mother, and I think this could have helped come. I could
but as we go on you'll find out that things were definitely going to work again
Peter here in this second trial. Another thing
the defence did was they spent thanks,
friends of dollars on this three
Computer model of the crash, which you know showed how the truck
went off the road and through the guard, rail, and they expected this
three model, this recreation of the crash to work and Peter
All I gotta say earn is I remember when they did the treaty modeling over this
a case in how Michael Peterson's
fell down the stairs and then repeatedly
her head over and over, while spitting blood all over the place. But you say that
Sometimes treaty, computer models, they'd
really work in your favour. Right, you have. This went, definitely did not because they saw thee
modeled Peter turning the steering wheel to the right towards the guard rail. I mean the road curves to the left and he went to the right off the mountain.
so this treaty model pretty much
heard them against beater. At this point, to nineteenth two thousand to file eight weeks have testimony
two days of deliberations, Peter was found guilty of first Ray murder and on June twentieth Day
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Toby twenty two thousand and two which has come in
p s. If you only serves twenty years Peter
has maintained his innocence and indecision.
Of two thousand for his first appeal was reviewed, but denied. Now
Peter was hoping to be ladder
bail pending his up
else by the judge said now, and that's because the court said it was his burden to prove that
and pose a danger or they wouldn't flee, and they did
get the sense this he was able to prove it.
Wouldn't do those things Armenia,
the money and the means now it's his next appeal
yes and which I find very interesting, because he's saying essentially that he would have to be crazy to do what he did if he had set it up that way, because it put him in danger.
mortal danger and how does he know he can get out of the truck before it goes through the guard room over the side
It was my initial reaction to this cases. That's the dumbest.
to kill. Somebody is to put yourself in
arms way too. I mean this: isn't the movie death proof were?
got some soup up car that allows him to buckle in and
person not he's literally driving his truck off the sight of a mountain in order to kill his wife
Was he in that truck when it went through the guard room? That's the problem, and you know it
goes on to talk about how releases defence does about her
Other fora, pick ups at the time, had issues with anti lock breaks, but you know
think about his shoes and his hat at this point? Its
not about the brakes. He didn't you.
I turn with the road so there
go to the guard rail, so I think this is why the court's don't think much of this argument on paper. I could buy a lot of this. I could.
say: maybe his breaks didn't work. Maybe he didn't hit the brakes. Maybe
He did just go straight through a car guardrail, but the second I saw pictures of the crime scene
and I saw that guardrail- it doesn't it
look like her.
turned right into because even if you were going down the road- and you turned right-
to a guardrail. It would still be somewhat of a glancing blow. It would still hit like the the right bumper
the truck first and then maybe if the guardrail was not perfect, you could go through it, but the whole point
Hard rails is to prevent cars from killing off the sides of mountains. This guardrail it looked like he drove straight through it perpendicular. This isn't a
oh, I turned right and went off the saw the road he had to have turned
into the oncoming traffic lane turned right in gone straight through this lake
there's no way that he could have gone through. This card will naturally and in fact,
I saw pictures of the guard rail. I don't even think that he drove
through the guard rail you know
the high rate of speed. I think he had actually possibly murdered his wife or
capacity her somehow-
and then lined does truck up.
and then drove with the door open and hopped out right when it hit the guard room
maybe at twenty thirty mph, but a direct hit. It's going to go through it's an f one hundred and fifty it's a huge truck, and it makes sense because if he did like you said turn into the guardrail, he might have hit a part where he could have just driven through
But if he's aiming the truck at a specific section of it, then he can go through
there's no way to go straight through a guard rail,
when you're in the right lane and the guard rails right to the side of the truck. It's just the physics
The logistics ever do not make sense. It's interesting, because
Peter in his.
Second appeal: he talks by how the garbage was missing, eight or nine bolts, which is
made it impossible, for it even have prevented the truck from going through the hind that kind of weird,
how would he know unless he went up there and took him off himself? Well, I don't know I'm math, I dont know I know if he took them off himself. I just think it's interesting that that's what he says and how does it?
Rail have missing bolts that too
he says he might have gone
up there and weaken the portion of the guard rail and then marked it and then drove his truck through it, and maybe that's, whereas ball cap was was to mark the bad part of the guard room.
Y know. That's the reason I wanted to cover this case was because- and I think what you mean by
paper means. If you just read paragraph about this case, it sounds believable. It sounds like
terrible accidents- and it sounds extra terrible because
their blaming the husband for something that is an accident
when you get into the details of the case in and you ve named off, multiple Ensign
is where it just seems
This is set up. This is Peter
trying to get away with a crime and is of course putting himself at risk because
that's how he thinks he can get away with us. He has it,
some risk. It's not like people don't take risks. Every day, people take risks with the stock market. They take risks with all sorts of things this guy here
I had a lot to gain if he could get away with this. There is a lot of money on the line and I don't care
how riches parents were in fact kind, it doesn't help his.
Character. When you say oh well, he's so rich. Why would he need a half a million dollars
Get you a lot of sympathy with most people here. Why budget
referring when back to Peter Zone statements.
That he made to his wife family if he so rich.
doesn't need money. Then why
he's going to them and demanding all this money, they are paying him two hundred
Seventy five thousand dollars so as edges greed yeah
It's really interesting to me that there are people out there who are
so egotistical that not only do they think they
it away with murder, but they think they can profit from it as well,
so he can say all day long about how it is
and he is it just
that matter I mean his character- speaks for itself subscribe
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