Scott Peterson‘s future is as soon as once more on the road after the Stanislaus District Legal professional’s Workplace introduced their intention to hunt the dying penalty within the re-sentencing section.
On Friday, Oct. 23, Stanislaus County Chief Deputy District Legal professional Dave Harris informed the courtroom, which included Peterson who appeared remotely from the San Quentin Federal Jail, that prosecutors will retry the penalty section of the Laci Peterson homicide trial.
Had they determined to not retry, Peterson’s sentence would’ve been life in jail, a selection prosecutors had been offered with when the California Supreme Courtroom introduced his death sentence was removed in August.
Moreover, Pat Harris was confirmed as Peterson’s authorized counsel, having simply joined Peterson’s authorized crew.
In line with NBC News, Harris spoke to reporters outdoors the courtroom after the listening to, stating, “Effectively, it has been 15 lengthy years and as you may think about there are ups and downs. However general he is very pleased that the courtroom has mainly taken a take a look at the motions, taken a take a look at the proof.”
In the meantime, Peterson awaits a Mateo County choose’s choice on whether or not he ought to obtain a retrial after a California Supreme Courtroom ordered a re-examination of Peterson’s 2004 convictions for killing his pregnant spouse and their unborn son, Conner.