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Crime story of Scott Peterson : A California judge sent Scott Peterson to prison for life without any possibility to get parole, for the killings of his wife and unborn child on wednesday .

In 2004 when Peterson was 49 . He was feeling guilty for what he did he killed  Laci his wife and his unborn son Conner.

California Supreme Court Judgement On Scott Peterson’s Case

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The California Supreme Court overturned Peterson’s death sentence in August 2020, stating that possible jurors had been wrongfully rejected, in part because they had expressed general opposition to the capital penalty on a questionnaire.


For the first-degree murder of Laci, Judge Anne-Christine Massullo sentenced Peterson to life in prison without the possibility of release, as well as a concurrent sentence of 15 years to life for the second-degree murder of Conner.

Laci Peterson’s Family On Her Death

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In the court ,Laci peterson’s family members sadly with tears in eyes said to peterson that he didn’t want responsiblities that’s why he killed his wife

She also mentioned Conner’s potential as a young guy.

“By now, he would have been eighteen years old. You would have been free of child support ten months ago and would not have had to worry about being responsible for a child “Rocha remarked.


But she insisted on two things: “Laci and Conner will always be dead, and you will always be their murderer. If you want to get updated follow

The Court Battle That Led To The Resentencing

Laci Peterson, who was seven months pregnant with Conner when she went missing on December 24, 2002, was reported missing. In April 2003, their remains washed up on the beach and were discovered separately.

Scott was found guilty of their murders by a jury, and he was sentenced to death in 2005.

Peterson had been in jail limbo since the California Supreme Court overturned his death sentence for murdering his wife and unborn child in August 2020.


People Argue To The Court About The Punishment

After meeting with the victims’ families, Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced earlier this year that she would not seek to reinstate the death penalty, saying the “procedure is simply too terrible to bear once more.”

The prosecutor’s December 1 motion read, “The People argue to the Court that the only punishment available for this defendant is a term of life without the possibility of parole plus 15 years to life for the murders of Laci and Conner,” Peterson’s wife and unborn son.

California Supreme Court Ordered A Lower Court To Reexamine The Case

The resentencing comes amid yet another legal knot in Peterson’s case: the California Supreme Court ordered a lower court to reexamine his murder convictions in October 2020 after a juror failed to disclose involvement in other judicial processes.

The court wrote that “Juror No. 7 committed prejudicial misconduct by failing to disclose her prior engagement with other legal procedures, including but not limited to being a victim of a crime.”


The juror’s responses on her voir dire form were fraudulent, according to Peterson’s lawyers, and she committed misconduct, raising the presumption of prejudice.

In what was undoubtedly one of the most well-publicized trials in recent memory, Peterson was sentenced to death in 2005 for the murders of Laci and Conner in 2002. However, the state’s top court determined in 2020 that prospective jurors were wrongfully rejected after expressing general opposition to the death penalty on a questionnaire.

“In this case, the trial court erroneously dismissed many prospective jurors based on written questionnaire responses opposing the death penalty, even though the jurors gave no indication that their views would prevent them from following the law — and, indeed, specifically attested in their questionnaire responses that they would have no such difficulty,” the court wrote in its 2020 decision.

Prosecutors say Scott Peterson murdered her in their Modesto home and then dumped her corpse in the San Francisco Bay from a fishing boat he had recently purchased.


Scott Peterson Said He Was Not Guilty

Peterson has always maintained his innocence, and his appeals have focused on numerous aspects of the trial, such as the media coverage, the jury selection process, the evidence accepted and not admitted at trial, and prosecutorial statements.

A plethora of circumstantial evidence, including testimony from a woman who claimed she had been dating Peterson while he purported to be single — plus the fact that Peterson claimed to be fishing on the San Francisco Bay the day his wife vanished, convinced the jury of his guilt.

Peterson was ordered to be brought from San Quentin State Prison to the San Mateo County Jail for resentencing on November 23 by the court.

In 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a moratorium on the death penalty. The moratorium only lasts as long as Newsom is in office.


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