December 3, 2012 |
For years, Brian Peterson's public face has been that of fine-art photographer and chief curator at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. But with the exhibition "Making Magic: Beauty in Word and Image," Peterson finally reveals his innermost persona, that of impassioned poet. This unusual and daring project - it takes nerve to address such a subject - shouldn't come as a surprise to the Michener's audience. Over the last three years, Peterson has written two books, The Smile at the Heart of Things and The Blossoming of the World , that prefigure this exhibition's intriguing format.
September 28, 2000 |
They were good seats, and tough to get, first-base boxes to watch the Mets take on the Braves at Shea Stadium. And convicted killer Brian Peterson was in the stands, a long way from Delaware state prison. But now, Peterson's free-living days of probation may be over. In the eighth inning of the game, televised live Tuesday night, a pal of Peterson's, Raymond Maniaci, 22, allegedly chucked a bottle at Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker - and Peterson allegedly joined the ensuing fray, muscling against a cop and interfering in his friend's arrest.
September 28, 2000 |
Brian Peterson, the New Jersey man who spent 20 months in prison for killing his newborn son in Delaware, was released without bail on misdemeanor charges in Queens, N.Y., yesterday after a hometown friend allegedly threw a bottle of beer at Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker at Shea Stadium. Peterson, 22, of Wyckoff, was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and harassment Tuesday night after he was accused of trying to block police from arresting Raymond Maniaci during the Braves-Mets game, authorities said.
September 27, 2000 |
Now, the real work begins for the Atlanta Braves. The Braves clinched the National League East to win their record ninth consecutive division title, beating the host New York Mets, 7-1, last night behind John Burkett's pitching and Chipper Jones' home run. The game was marred by a beer bottle thrown at Braves reliever John Rocker when he came in to pitch the eighth inning. Arrested were two fans, including Brian Peterson, 22, who pleaded guilty in 1998 to manslaughter - along with his girlfriend - in the death of their newborn son at a motel room in Delaware.
January 5, 2000 |
After serving 20 months in Delaware prisons, Brian Peterson returned to his parents' home in Wyckoff, N.J., yesterday and said he was sorry for killing his newborn son three years ago. Peterson, 21, and his high school sweetheart, Amy Grossberg, 21, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 1998. Grossberg, who remains in prison, gave birth in a motel room in November 1996, and Peterson admitted tossing the infant into a trash bin. The case drew national attention. Both were college freshmen at the time - Peterson at Gettysburg (Pa.)
July 11, 1998 |
The baby of Amy Grossberg and Brian C. Peterson was severely beaten and shaken before he was thrown in a trash bin and died, a medical examiner said yesterday. In an interview, Adrienne Sekula-Perlman, who performed the autopsy, took issue with the contention of Grossberg's defense lawyer that the baby's skull was fractured after death. Grossberg and Peterson, unwed teens from an affluent North Jersey suburb whose case drew national attention, began serving prison terms Thursday for causing the death of their child.
April 23, 1998 |
Until yesterday, a short prison term seemed the worst thing that could happen to Amy Grossberg for pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of her newborn son. But when the diminutive North Jersey 19-year-old entered Wilmington Superior Court in tears it became clear that there was something she dreaded even more: The shame. The shame that kept the "model child" from confronting her pregnancy in the summer of 1996, and paralyzed her when she considered an abortion.
April 21, 1998 |
Amy Grossberg, the college freshman who gained international attention when she and her boyfriend were charged with killing their baby son just after his birth in a Delaware motel room, has agreed to plead guilty to manslaughter tomorrow, two lawyers close to the case said yesterday. Attorney Joseph Hurley, who represents Brian Peterson, the baby's father, said he had been told by officials close to the investigation that Grossberg intended to plead guilty to manslaughter and that "expert witnesses have been called off. " The other lawyer, who would not allow his name to be published, said: "People [in the state Attorney General's Office]
April 6, 1998 |
They seemed appealing, exchanging shy smiles when they were first brought into the courtroom. They looked less like murderers, more like scared kids. Yet now they avoid eye contact, while their lawyers wage a sordid battle that pits one against the other. Watching their case, I have been appalled at how our justice system is prosecuting them. The legal system, in even invoking the death penalty at all, has exacted too high a human toll. Yes, these two Wycoff, N.J., college kids, Brian Peterson and Amy Grossberg, are charged with committing a terrible deed, making a tragic mistake.
March 24, 1998 |
Lawyers for Amy Grossberg are trying to have the first-degree murder charge against her dropped because her high school sweetheart pleaded guilty to a lesser crime in the death of their newborn son. Brian Peterson, 19, of Wyckoff, N.J., pleaded guilty March 9 to manslaughter and could face 2 1/2 years in jail under Delaware sentencing guidelines. His lawyers have said he believed the baby was dead when he placed the body in a trash bin outside the Newark, Del., motel where Grossberg gave birth in November 1996.