Scott Peterson to stay at San Quentin as judge mulls retrial

Posted at 2:21 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 17:21:17-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — No one outside of San Quentin State Prison will be seeing Scott Peterson in person any time soon as officials consider if he should be retried in the headline-grabbing slayings of his pregnant wife and unborn child.

A California judge had feared Peterson would not have ready access to his defense attorneys as she considers whether he should get a new trial and as prosecutors once again seek to have him sentenced to death.

Peterson has been appearing remotely by video or telephone link at his court hearings. Defense attorneys said they have enough access to their client.