Court to reexamine Scott Peterson's murder convictions over juror's answers

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(CNN) The California Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to reexamine the murder convictions of Scott Peterson, who was found guilty of killing his wife and unborn son 18 years ago, because a juror did not disclose involvement in other legal proceedings.

The Supreme Court noted Wednesday that "Juror No. 7 committed prejudicial misconduct by not disclosing her prior involvement with other legal proceedings, including but not limited to being the victim of a crime."

The justices returned the case to the San Mateo County Superior Court, where Peterson was tried and convicted in 2004 in the killings of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son. Laci was seven months pregnant when she disappeared from their Modesto home just before Christmas 2002....(Read more)