Posted 54 days ago
Scott Peterson, a California man convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and unborn son in 2002, has been moved from death row ahead of a resentencing hearing scheduled for Dec. 8, according to jail records.
San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo on Nov. 23 signed an order to transfer Peterson, 49, from San Quentin Prison to the San Mateo County Jail before his hearing next week.
Peterson's defense team recently requested a new trial after the Supreme Court overruled his life sentence in August of 2020 amid allegations of juror misconduct.
Massullo scheduled the Dec. 8 hearing regarding the defendant's resentencing to life in prison and the defense's request for a new trial.
Prosecutors say Peterson murdered his wife, Laci Peterson, and dumped her body in the San Francisco Bay from his fishing boat. Her body and the fetus of her unborn son washed ashore in April 2003. In the trial, prosecutors also pointed to Scot... (Read more)