Scott Peterson won’t face new death penalty sentence in wife Laci’s murder

Scott Peterson won’t face new death penalty sentence in wife Laci’s murder


Scott Peterson — the California man convicted in 2005 of killing his pregnant wife, Laci — will not face a new death sentence in the case.

The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s office said Friday it would halt its efforts to seek a new death sentence against Scott after consulting with Laci’s family, according to a report.

Laci Peterson was 27-years-old and eight-months pregnant with the couple’s son, Conner, when she disappeared on Christmas Eve in 2002.

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Scott Peterson, now 48, has long maintained his innocence in the case, which sparked so much pre-trial publicity authorities were forced to move his trial to San Mateo.

A judge is considering whether to grant Peterson a new trial in the case, after it emerged a juror failed to disclose that she’d once sought a restraining order against her boyfriend’s ex, out of fear for her own unborn child.

The judge is considering whether the juror’s failure to share such information amounts to

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