Scott Peterson To Be Retried

| October 23, 2020

Peterson attended court virtually today

Prosecutors will seek again the death penalty for convicted killer Scott Peterson in the slaying of his pregnant wife and unborn son nearly 2 decades ago.

Friday’s decision came as a county judge threw out his underlying conviction because of a tainted juror.

The case will be reexamined after the court found a juror committed “prejudicial misconduct” for failing to disclose that she had been involved in prior legal proceedings. Richelle Nice, the juror in question, had filed a lawsuit to obtain a restraining order after her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend harassed her.

Only in California.

California DA will retry Scott Peterson for death penalty, prosecutors say

Scott Peterson appeared in California court via livestream amid new questions in murder case
By Laura Ingle, Stephanie Pagones

Scott Peterson returned to a Stanislaus, Calif., court — albeit virtually — for the first time in more than a decade on Friday for a hearing regarding his murder conviction in the death of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son.

Peterson, 47, wore a blue top and a blue face mask for the 8:30 a.m. PT court appearance at Stanislaus County Superior Court, where prosecutors revealed they intend to retry the death penalty phase of Peterson’s case. Peterson appeared from San Quentin State Prison, but did not speak at all throughout the hearing.

In addition to the death penalty, Friday’s hearing addressed the institution of Peterson’s legal representation. He was represented during the hearing, in part, by his former co-counsel, Pat Harris. Harris said Friday he would be representing Peterson as private counsel.

The hearing was adjourned until Nov. 6.

On Oct. 14, the California Supreme Court ordered his conviction to be reexamined to determine whether Peterson should receive a new trial. And in August, the Supreme Court overturned Peterson’s death sentence, citing “significant errors” in the jury selection process.

Just me, but the only significant error I see is Scott Peterson still breathing air. Read the entire article here: Fox News

Category: Crime, Legal

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  1. Commissar says:

    At least his conviction still stands.

    Just the punishment is being re-litigated.

    • NHSparky says:

      Not that it really matters in CA. Even if they give him the DP again, he’ll die of old age before they get around to him.

      IIRC, one of the last assholes who took the needle in CA was Tookie Williams, and that was in 2005.

      One reason I’m not a big fan of the DP. What good is a sentence if you don’t carry it out.

      • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

        That and given the legal expenses during the seemingly endless appeals, it’s often cheaper to lock them up for life without parole!

      • Friend says:

        I live in this shithole State and we have waited for years to see three murderers get the nap.
        Now there’s a moratorium against executions, no bail and releasing prisoners early…
        California IS home to a bunch of nuts, fruits, illegals, druggies and homeless.

    • Green Thumb says:

      Oddly enough, I agree.

      How much money have we thrown at this guy?

    • Slow Joe says:

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  2. Skippy says:

    Hang the SON OF A BITCH or release his ass
    Into the general prison population
    and they will do it Cheaper

  3. 5th/77th FA says:

    Now, Now, Now, c’mon man! He’s served plenty of time for this alleged crime, putting him to death won’t bring her or that unborn innocent child back. And, no don’t put him in the GenPop where he may come to some harm.

    Send him to me. I’ll do a rehab program and teach him a trade. You know, something to do with earth moving equipment or animal husbandry. There is a need for a deep root cellar here and maybe a worm bed with a food supply. And those feral hogs need to be fed. So do them alley gators, and lions, and tigers, and bears, and fire ants, and…

  4. Sapper3307 says:

    “Worms gotta eat”
    Bill Clinton 1682

  5. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Should have been put down like a rabid animal for what he did to his wife and unborn son.

    There’s a special place in Hell for him…

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      “There’s a special place in Hell for him…”

      I believe that too, and am sure it’s still awaiting his arrival.

  6. Andy11M says:

    I’m surprised some other lifer hasn’t shanked him

  7. Devtun says:

    These trials cost a hefty penny. Good rope can be reused many many times.

  8. rgr769 says:

    The death penalty is a joke in the Commissar’s Commiefornia. IIRC the last time it executed one of the hundreds of its death row prisoners was about almost two decades ago. Newsom has said he will
    not sign any death warrant on any prisoner no matter how heinous his crime because he doesn’t personally believe in the death penalty. So, Newsom should just give Peterson a commutation or pardon.

  9. Ex-PH2 says:

    How long did it take Charlie Manson to meet his punishment? He was given the death penalty, but die in prison. The waiting room must have been overcrowded where he was going.

    • rgr769 says:

      His death penalty was one vacated when California’s death penalty statute was ruled unconstitutional in about 1977, as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

      • rgr769 says:

        Peterson was sentenced under the replacement death penalty statute which was ruled constitutional. Manson and anyone sentenced to death under the old statute cannot be executed.

    • AW1Ed says:

      He cheated the hangman, Ex. But left prison feet first.

  10. Poetrooper says:

    Like California has all kinds of spare bucks laying around to fund the endless appeal process that will follow a meaningless death penalty sentence.

    The turd is 58 years old–sentence him to 50 more–he’ll die in prison and won’t have all the anti-death penalty fanatics pushing the appeals process.

    Do any of those fools in California ever use their fucking heads?

    Not asking you Lars–you are self-disqualified from answering the question…