California court orders re-examination of Scott Peterson’s murder convictions

California court orders re-examination of Scott Peterson’s murder convictions


Less than two months after overturning his death penalty, the California Supreme Court has ordered a trial judge to consider whether to overturn Scott Peterson’s convictions for murdering his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, according to a report.

The court sent the case back to the San Mateo County Superior Court to determine whether Peterson should get a new trial, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Juror Richelle Nice committed “prejudicial misconduct” by not disclosing that she had filed a lawsuit in 2000 to obtain a restraining order after her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend harassed her while she was pregnant, according to the paper.

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Nice, who was initially an alternate and replaced a discharged juror during deliberations, published a book with several other members of the jury about their experience during the 2004 trial.

When asked as a potential juror whether she had ever been a victim of a crime or involved in a lawsuit, she said she hadn’t, Peterson’s attorneys

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