Calfornia District Attorney has refrained from attempting a new death sentence against Scott Peterson, convicted in 2005 of the murder of his pregnant wife and unborn child, according to a court indictment.
The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office said it had decided after consultation with Laci Peterson’s family. Peterson’s death sentence was upheld by the state Supreme Court. Which sentenced a possible jury to be fired because they said they disagreed with the death penalty.
In a lawsuit filed in San Mateo Superior Court, District Attorney Birgit Fladager said Laci Peterson’s family believed her husband killed her and their unborn child Connor. but do not want to be punished because “This process was too painful to bear once, again.”
Scott̵7;s family Peterson responded to his case being reconsidered by the California Supreme Court.
Peterson, 48, was convicted in San Mateo Court after his trial was transferred from Stanislaus County. Due to massive pre-trial publicity following the disappearance of his 27-year-old wife on Christmas Eve 2002.
He has kept his innocence.
Prosecutors said Peterson transported the bodies from his Modesto home and dumped them from a fishing boat to San Francisco Bay. They popped up months later.
The judge is considering whether to allow Peterson to have a new trial of jury misconduct at his first trial. The jury failed to reveal that she sought a restraining order in 2000 against her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend.
She said that in pursuit of the command she feared for her unborn child. The judge must determine whether the act constitutes jury misconduct. and if so How much will the new ruling be biased insurance?
If no new trial Peterson will be sentenced to life in prison.
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Janey Peterson, Peterson’s sister-in-law, recently claimed she had evidence that “There is no circumstance of guilt” for him.
She told “48 Hours” that detectives had never traced any clues related to a house theft that took place across the street from Peterson’s house. She said Laci Peterson caught the robber in the act and was also kidnapped and killed. for this reason
She alleged that neighbors saw Laci Peterson in the morning she disappeared after her husband had left the house to go fishing.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.