Wearing orange jail scrubs, Peterson, who could face the death penalty in what authorities call a domestic-violence killing, sat at the defense table in Orleans Criminal District Court, staring at NOPD Homicide Detective Darrell Doucette Jr. on the witness stand.
Many pieces of evidence linked Peterson, Doucette
said, but instrumental in the case was a video shot near the scene of the murders in Gentilly.
Two witnesses who had each known Peterson for several years identified him as the man seen in the video, Doucette
Public defender Christopher Murell tried to poke holes in the police's case, asking whether Doucette
had searched Peterson's house or run DNA tests on any clothing.
checked the hotel records, which he
said showed Peterson was lying.
contacted the woman, she
said Peterson had called her
the evening of the murders and asked if she
had any 9mm bullets.
told him she
did not and asked why a convicted felon, who is not supposed to be in possession of a firearm, would be trying to get ammunition.