On this day, April 18, in 2003, Scott Peterson was arrested in the disappearance of his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, in one of the most talked-about crimes in America.
Peterson was reported missing on Christmas Eve 2002. Her body, and that of her fetus, were found April 14 in the San Francisco Bay.
Police arrested Peterson at a Southern California golf course. He carried $15,000 in cash, 24 packs of sleeping pills, a dagger, rope and a map to the workplace of Amber Frey, his mistress and the prosecutor's star witness.
Peterson also had dyed his hair blond and carried IDs and equipment to go on the run. He was convicted of killing his wife and unborn baby and sentenced to death.
-- Scott McCabe