Friends lose trust in Scott Peterson

Fillmore, California-AP -- Two close friends of Scott and Laci Peterson say no matter how Scott Peterson's murder trial turns out -- their friendship with him won't be the same as it was.


Mike and Heather Richardson say they used to vacation and go out to dinner with the Petersons. Heather Richardson was planning a baby shower for Laci Peterson before she disappeared.

But they tell N-B-C that their trust in Scott Peterson has been shaken. Mike Richardson says it's "unfathomable" to think that his friend may be a killer.

And his wife says whether or not Scott Peterson killed his wife -- the fact that he was having an affair is a "betrayal just in itself."

She says Scott Peterson called her from jail after his arrest last week -- and that he was "obviously upset."

And her husband says Peterson recently offered an explanation for his new, lighter hair color. He says Peterson told him he'd been swimming in a friend's pool -- and that it "bleached" his hair.

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