REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) – Jurors took a brief field trip Tuesday to inspect the boat that prosecutors allege Scott Peterson used to dump his pregnant wife’s body into San Francisco Bay.

Prosecutors later planned to question an employee from the company that makes the 14-foot Gamefisher that Peterson bought weeks before Laci Peterson disappeared.

The boat is important because prosecutors want to establish that Peterson could have heaved the 153-pound body overboard without the boat capsizing. The defense disputes that theory.

A day earlier, Peterson’s fishing alibi was attacked as prosecutors questioned his choice of bait and anchor the day he said he went fishing on the bay on Christmas Eve 2002, the same day he reported his wife missing.

Commercial fisherman Angelo Cuanang led the jury Monday through his conclusions about the defendant’s story: Peterson’s gear was all wrong and his homemade cement anchor wouldn’t have held his boat against the bay’s currents.

During cross-examination, however, Cuanang conceded that it wasn’t unusual that an amateur angler such as Peterson might make a trip without preparing like a professional.


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