Josh Waring was arrested in 2016 for attempted murder
Former’Real Housewives of Orange County star Lauri Peterson is opening up about her son’s 2016 arrest for attempted murder claiming he was falsely accused and the truth will soon be revealed.
‘After keeping silent for nearly 2 years in regards to my sons arrest, I am going to begin laying out the facts of his case and how easily it is to be falsely accused,’ she tweeted Thursday.
‘I will lay out the facts starting from the day of the arrest. I’ll let you be the judge but it is going to take me time to organize and far to lengthy for one tweet. ‘
Peterson’s son, Josh Waring, was arrested in June 2016 for allegedly shooting a man in Costa Mesa, California and then fleeing in a stolen vehicle.
The 29-year-old was charged with battery, hit and run with property damage; resisting arrest and obstructing an officer; unlawful taking of a vehicle, reckless driving, and evading police.
Lauri Peterson alleged in a series of tweets that her son was ‘falsely accused’ for attempted murder. Peterson is pictured above with her son
The Real Housewives of Orange County alum’s tweet was the first time she addressed the arrest in two years
Peterson suggested that she would detail what happened in a blog post
Last year, the charge possession of a contraband was also added after police said he was caught with alcohol in jail.
Peterson didn’t divulge any further details about her son’s case – suggesting she would provide more information in a blog post – but shared a link to an article she said is the ‘closest to the truth that I’ve seen so far’.
In the article titled ‘Cop-Protected Orange County Snitch Avoids Murder Beefs With Laughable Tales’, author R Scott Moxley alleges that a man named Bryan Jason Goldstein was at the crime scene with Waring but ‘managed to quickly win police exoneration’.
‘He understands this case and although there were a couple of minor mistakes, he is the closest to the truth that I’ve seen so far,’ Peterson tweeted about Moxley’s story. ‘Much more to come’.
Waring’s lawyer previously alleged that Goldstein was given ‘special treatment’ by officers.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Waring’s attorney said during court for his trial in January that police never tested Goldtein’s hands or clothing for gunshot residue and didn’t search the vehicle until two days later.
Peterson said an article in OC Weekly is the closest thing to the truth regarding her son’s case. The article suggests that another man was at the crime scene and managed to quickly win police exoneration’
Peterson, pictured above with her husband George Peterson, quit Real Housewives of Orange County in 2008 following her son relapsing and getting arrested
It was also alleged that Goldstein had struck an ‘immunity agreement’ with the Orange County District Attorney’s office to testify in a 2016 homicide case. The lawyer also said Goldstein was a police informant in a 2004 case.
Peterson quit the Bravo reality show in 2008 revealing that her son was addicted to heroin and had relapsed and was arrested. She and her husband, George Peterson, adopted Waring’s 12-year-old daughter Kennedy in 2012.
In a tweet to a fan, Peterson said the ‘silver lining’ in her son’s 2016 arrest was that he was finally sober.