Scott Peterson case: Prosecutors will apply for the dying penalty if convicted once more
Scott PetersonThe future is at stake again after Stanislaus prosecutors announced their intention to seek the death penalty at the re-conviction phase.
On Friday, October 23, Stanislaus County’s Chief Deputy District Attorney Dave Harris told the court, which also included Peterson, who appeared from San Quentin Federal Prison, that prosecutors would repeat the federal prison sentence Laci Peterson Murder trial.
Had they decided not to try again, Peterson’s sentence would have been life in prison. When the California Supreme Court announced that his death sentence was overturned in August, he was presented with a selection of prosecutors.
Additionally, Pat Harris was confirmed as Peterson’s legal advisor, having just joined Peterson’s legal team.
Speaking to reporters outside the court after the hearing, according to NBC News, Harris stated, “Well, it’s been 15 long years and as you can imagine there have been ups and downs. But overall, he’s very happy that the court is in.” Basically, looking at the movements, looking at the evidence. “
Meanwhile, Peterson awaits a Mateo County judge’s decision on retrial after a California Supreme Court ordered a review of Peterson’s 2004 convictions for the murder of his pregnant wife and unborn son Has. Conner.