California Supreme Court orders re-examination of the murder conviction of Scott Peterson

Re-examination of the Scott Peterson case
Re-examination of the Scott Peterson case

Scott Peterson’s murder convictions might just get overturned!

Scott Peterson was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn boy named Conner in 2004. He is since incarcerated in the San Quentin State Prison.

Despite several years of being in prison, Scott has maintained his innocence. His legal team has appealed for his innocence numerous times.

While Scott is not being freed, the California Supreme Court has made a major decision. The court ordered the re-examination of the murder convictions. The case is now sent back to the San Mateo County Superior Court. There, it will be decided if Peterson will have to face a retrial.

According to court records, the basis for a retrial was the prejudicial misconduct committed by one of the jurors. The order came just after two months of the court overturning the death sentence of Scott Peterson.

The juror in question claimed that she was never a victim. She was not even involved in any legal proceedings. What she did was file a restraining order against her boyfriend’s ex on account of harassment.

But, the legal team of Peterson clearly has a different story. They claim she was too willing to be on the jury!

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Mike Butcher

Mike Butcher

Mike is a seasoned journalist with nearly 10 years of experience. While studying journalism at the University of Tennessee, Mike found a passion for finding engaging stories. As a contributor to Daily Research Expedition, Mike mostly covers state and national developments.

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