Scott Peterson Sentenced To Life Without Parole For Murdering His Pregnant Wife

Convicted murderer Scott Peterson will be sentenced again on Wednesday to life without parole for the 2002 murders of his pregnant wife Laci, then 27, and their unborn son, Conner.

Peterson, 48, was denied bail ahead of Wednesday’s new sentencing at the San Mateo County courthouse at 10 a.m. PST.

He spent 15 years on death row after being convicted in 2005.

The California Supreme Court overturned his death sentence last year after the court found that jurors who disagreed with the death penalty, but were willing to impose it, had been unfairly dismissed.

The Stanislaus County District Attorney has said they will not serve the death penalty again after speaking with Laci’s family.

Scott Peterson, 48, is expected to be sentenced to life again on Wednesday without the possibility of parole at the San Mateo County courthouse in California. Pictured: his 2021 mugshot

Peterson's mugshot in 2018

Peterson's 2005 Mugshot

Peterson (pictured) spent 15 years on death row after being convicted in 2005

Peterson (left) has spent 15 years on death row for the 2002 murders of his pregnant wife, Laci, (right) and their unborn son, Conner

Peterson (left) has spent 15 years on death row for the 2002 murders of his pregnant wife, Laci, (right) and their unborn son, Conner

Laci's body washed ashore in San Francisco Bay in April 2003, leaving Conner's fetus mutilated

Laci’s body washed ashore in San Francisco Bay in April 2003, leaving Conner’s fetus mutilated

Peterson (pictured in 2005) and his defense counsel seek a new trial for the juror's alleged misconduct.  Laci's family has expressed concern that he will be acquitted if he faces a new trial

Peterson (pictured in 2005) and his defense counsel seek a new trial for the juror’s alleged misconduct. Laci’s family has expressed concern that he will be acquitted if he faces a new trial

Last year, the state Supreme Court ordered Judge Anne-Christine Massullo to decide whether Peterson should face a new trial and whether the juror’s alleged misconduct during his 2004 trial.

The death penalty was thrown out after a court ruled that jurors should not have been barred from Peterson’s murder trial because they were anti-death penalty.

The defense is also calling for a new trial after a juror, Richelle Nice, failed to make public her own history of domestic violence during pregnancy to convict Peterson.

According to Peterson’s counsel, Nice did not disclose that she filed a lawsuit in 2000 seeking a restraining order after her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend harassed her while she was pregnant.

The juror said in her lawsuit that she feared for her unborn child.

Peterson’s attorneys previously said that when asked if she had ever been a victim of a crime or involved in a lawsuit, she answered “no” as a potential juror.

His lawyers have also alleged that Nice misled the judge into joining the jury for the high-profile case.

Laci Peterson's family also previously said they have

Laci Peterson’s family also previously said they have “no doubt” Scott killed her and their unborn child. The couple is pictured on their wedding day in 1997

Peterson maintains his innocence and claims Laci was murdered after disrupting a break-in at the couple’s home in Modesto, California (pictured)

Investigators say Peterson took Laci's corpse on his fishing boat, photographed it after killing her, and then dumped the body in San Francisco Bay

Investigators say Peterson took Laci’s corpse on his fishing boat, photographed it after killing her, and then dumped the body in San Francisco Bay

Peterson was convicted of murdering his wife in 2004 after jurors were told he had a mistress named Amber Frey (pictured)

Peterson was convicted of murdering his wife in 2004 after jurors were told he had a mistress named Amber Frey (pictured)

Nice, who was one of the jurors to co-publish a book on the case, has denied charges that she lied to get on the jury.

The defense also accused Nice of writing letters to Peterson while he was in prison, asking him to confess to the murder of his pregnant wife.

Flagager has called the move a “witch hunt” to try to discredit the juror in an effort to dismiss the original case against Peterson and initiate a new trial.

Judge Christine Massullo of the Superior Court will decide whether or not Nice committed misconduct by the jurors.

Nice has asked for witness immunity in Peterson’s trial and plans to plead the fifth.

His lawyers have continued to push for a new trial over the juror’s alleged misconduct. Peterson and his legal team maintain his innocence, saying in October that “it’s time to get him out.”

Lara Yeretsian, who was on Peterson’s original defense team in 2005, also claimed on Wednesday that there is new evidence that will prove that Peterson did not kill Laci and Conner.

“There’s new evidence that Scott isn’t the one. It will show who the real suspects are,” Yeretsian said Fox news.

Yeretsian declined to provide details of the alleged new evidence, pointing out that Peterson is not currently her client. However, she noted that she can join his defense team if a retrial is allowed.

The basis for re-examining the conviction comes after the court found that a juror had committed

The basis for re-examining the conviction comes after the court found that a juror had committed “harmful misconduct” for failing to disclose previous legal proceedings. Judge Richelle Nice (pictured) has not disclosed that she filed a lawsuit in 2000 to get a restraining order after her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend harassed her while pregnant

Defense lawyers say they have new evidence that nearby burglars may have committed the crime, although investigators say they were ruled out as suspects.

Peterson was convicted in the San Mateo District Court after his trial was moved from Stanislaus County because of the massive pre-trial publicity that followed the Christmas Eve 2002 disappearance of 27-year-old Laci, who was eight months pregnant with Conner at the time. .

Her corpse was found floating in San Francisco Bay in April 2003, when Conner’s fetus was found mutilated.

Investigators say Peterson took the bodies from their Modesto home and dumped them into the bay from his fishing boat.

Peterson was convicted in 2004 of the murder of his wife after jurors were told he had a masseuse mistress Amber Frey. Frey didn’t realize that Peterson was married when they first started dating. Peterson would also have feared becoming a father.

Peterson maintains his innocence, claiming that Laci was murdered after disrupting a break-in.

Laci’s family has “without a doubt” that Peterson killed his wife and unborn son and deserves the death penalty, but does not want to continue that sentence because “this trial is just too painful to go through again,” prosecutor Birgit Fladager said in a statement. her file. at San Mateo Superior Court in May.

.