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.
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