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New DNA Test Allowed for One Piece of Evidence in Peterson Case

Most of the requests in Scott Peterson case denied by judge

(Newser) - A new round of DNA testing will be allowed for just one piece of evidence in the case of Scott Peterson, the California man convicted in 2004 of the 2002 murders of his pregnant wife Laci and their unborn son. The Innocence Project in Los Angeles has taken up Peterson'...

Scott Peterson Appears Virtually in California Court

Convicted killer's lawyers seek new DNA tests

(Newser) - Scott Peterson appeared virtually in court on Tuesday, nearly 20 years after he was convicted of killing his pregnant wife, as his lawyers with the Los Angeles Innocence Project asked a judge to order new DNA tests and allow their investigators to access evidence connected with a burglary across the...

Judge Grants New Hearing in 2002 Wife-Killer Case

Scott Peterson will get a status hearing after Innocence Project filings

(Newser) - Following the Innocence Project taking up the case of notorious wife-killer Scott Peterson , a California judge has granted a status hearing in the case. Peterson, now 51, was convicted of murdering his 27-year-old wife Laci, who was eight and a half months pregnant, on Christmas Eve in 2002. But the...

Innocence Project Takes on Notorious Wife-Killer Case

Scott Peterson is serving life sentence for murdering his pregnant wife, Laci

(Newser) - Scott Peterson, the California man convicted of murdering his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son in December 2002, is now being represented by the Los Angeles Innocence Project. Peterson was originally sentenced to death, but he was resentenced to life without the possibility of parole after his death...

Scott Peterson Won't Get the New Trial He Sought

He had argued one of the jurors was biased

(Newser) - It's life in prison for good for Scott Peterson, who was on Tuesday denied a new trial in the death of his pregnant wife, Laci, which occurred almost exactly 20 years ago. NBC News reports Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo was tasked by the California Supreme Court with determining...

Belatedly, Scott Peterson Moves Off Death Row

More than 2 years after his death sentence was overturned

(Newser) - Scott Peterson has been moved off death row more than two years after the California Supreme Court overturned his death sentence for killing his pregnant wife two decades ago, corrections officials said Monday. Peterson was moved last week from San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco to Mule Creek...

Scott Peterson Juror: I Didn't Lie to Get on Jury

Richelle Nice testified she wasn't biased

(Newser) - Scott Peterson is pinning his hopes for a new trial in the 2002 murders of his pregnant wife and unborn son on "Strawberry Shortcake," the juror who was given that name due to the appearance of her hair during the trial. The Mercury News reports on the testimony...

Killer Scott Peterson's Hopes Rest on 'Strawberry Shortcake'

He wants a new trial, and he alleges that juror Richelle Nice was biased

(Newser) - Convicted killer Scott Peterson's chance for a new trial in the murders of his pregnant wife and unborn son 20 years ago hinges on whether a California juror who helped send him to prison in 2004 amid worldwide publicity was biased because she was a domestic violence victim. Though...

Scott Peterson Resentenced to Life Without Parole

Laci Peterson's family spoke at 'emotional hearing'

(Newser) - As expected, Scott Peterson was on Wednesday sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2002 murder of pregnant wife Laci Peterson. He was given a 15-year sentence for the death of his unborn son, and the two sentences will run concurrently. Peterson saw his death...

Court Tosses Death Penalty for Scott Peterson

But it reaffirms that he's guilty of murdering wife Laci and their unborn child

(Newser) - Scott Peterson is still a murderer in the eyes of the law, but he is no longer on death row because of it. California's state Supreme Court upheld the high-profile murder convictions for Peterson, now 47, in the deaths of his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn child in...

Here's What Scott Peterson Looks Like Now

Convicted killer hasn't changed much since 2011

(Newser) - Scott Peterson looks to be aging well on death row at California's San Quentin prison. In a new mugshot, the man convicted of killing his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, and her unborn son on Christmas Eve 2002, looks much the same as in his last mugshot , taken in 2011,...

Mom Recounts the Last Time She Saw Laci Peterson

Her daughter said something that 'really, really bothered me'

(Newser) - Sharon Rocha was sitting on the couch next to her pregnant daughter, Laci Peterson, when the 27-year-old said the baby was kicking. "I put my hand on her stomach, because I’d never felt him kick," Rocha says in a new ABC documentary about her daughter's murder,...

Scott Peterson Appeals Death Sentence

Lawyer alleges juror misconduct, bias, evidence problems

(Newser) - Scott Peterson is still protesting his innocence in the murder of pregnant wife Laci in 2002, and has filed an automatic appeal of his death sentence with the California Supreme Court. Peterson was sentenced in 2004 after a highly publicized trial, and his lawyer argues in the 423-page document that...

Scott Peterson Wants to Be Pen Pals With Casey Anthony

Unclear if Fla. mom responded to his letter

(Newser) - Convicted murderer Scott Peterson has been sending letters to Casey Anthony from death row in California, the Orlando Sentinel reports. It’s not clear whether Anthony, jailed in Florida after being charged with the murder of 3-year-old daughter Caylee, has responded to Peterson, who was sentenced to death for killing...

Peterson Blog Sparks Outrage
 Peterson Blog Sparks Outrage 

Peterson Blog Sparks Outrage

Infrequent posts discuss his 'wrongful conviction' and support

(Newser) - Scott Peterson has a blog—of sorts. The death row inmate, convicted for the murder of his wife Laci and the fetus she carried, is posting his thoughts on a website set up by a Canadian anti-death penalty group, Radar reports. The occasional postings concern his appeal, his "wrongful...

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