California prosecutors again seek death for Scott Peterson

Posted at 1:45 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 16:45:48-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California prosecutors say they will again seek the death penalty for Scott Peterson even as a county judge considers throwing out his conviction for murdering his pregnant wife because of juror misconduct during a trial that riveted the nation.

The California Supreme Court in August overturned Peterson’s 2005 death sentence in a case that attracted worldwide attention. Peterson appeared in court remotely from San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco, home to the state’s death row.

His sister-in-law says there has been no justice for Peterson's slain wife and unborn child because he is innocent. Laci Peterson was last seen on Christmas Eve 2002.