05:29 PM EDT 08/23/2014
Originally posted 09/23/2012 09:05AM
Joking with others, shooting hoops and scoring baskets – to look at Scott Peterson, one would hardly imagine he's incarcerated on San Quentin's Death Row.
And yet, that is how journalist Nancy Mullane found the former fertilizer salesman when she visited the California state penitentiary where Peterson is confined to a solitary 7-by-9-ft. cell for the Christmas Eve 2002 killings of his wife Laci and their unborn son, and then dumping their remains into San Francisco Bay.
"He didn’t look depressed. He looked like someone you'd see on the street playing basketball. He had his shirt off and his boxer shorts up," says Mullane, who was given an unprecedented level of media access to the prison for her book about the rehabilitation of condemned killers, Life After Murder: Five Men In Search of Redemption. "He wasn't ripped, but he looked healthy."
Originally posted 05/16/2005 02:00PM
With the verdict in and the sentencing complete for Scott Peterson, the prosecutors and detectives responsible for sending him to death row for the murder of his pregnant wife Laci spoke exclusively to PEOPLE about what went on behind the scenes. In addition to the revelations in this week's PEOPLE, here's an online-only excerpt from their candid discussion with reporter Vickie Bane.
Originally posted 04/15/2005 08:00AM
San Quentin inmate Scott Peterson has been receiving as many as 25 pieces of mail a day in the month since his arrival on Death Row, the majority of the messages from "mainstream America" and supportive, says San Quentin spokesman Vernell Crittendon.
Originally posted 03/30/2005 09:00AM
Laci Peterson's father, Dennis Rocha, this week joined his ex-wife, Sharon, in a $25 million wrongful death civil lawsuit against convicted killer Scott Peterson, California's Modesto Bee newspaper reports.
Originally posted 03/17/2005 08:00AM
Judge Alfred Delucchi on Wednesday upheld the jury's recommendation that Scott Peterson be put to death for the Christmas Eve 2002 murders of his wife Laci and their unborn son Conner.
Originally posted 03/16/2005 01:00PM
Judge Alfred A. Delucchi on Wednesday upheld a jury's suggestion and sentenced Scott Peterson to death for the murder of his wife, Laci, and their unborn child.
Originally posted 03/16/2005 07:00AM
Wednesday is formal sentencing day for convicted double-murderer Scott Peterson, as Judge Alfred A. Delucchi will decide whether to grant the former fertilizer salesman a new trial, sentence him to death or order him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Originally posted 12/30/2004 01:00PM
Scott Peterson's mistress, Amber Frey, has spoken for the first time since her ex-lover's Dec. 14 sentence for murdering his pregnant wife Laci, telling NBC's Matt Lauer that she believes "justice was served."
Originally posted 12/17/2004 04:00PM
PETERSON REACTION: A jury on Monday recommended that convicted murderer Scott Peterson be sentenced to death for the killing of his wife, Laci, and their unborn child. Ron Grantski, the longtime companion of Laci's mother, said after the death verdict: "(Scott) got what he deserved. ... Justice was served." Scott's life could still be spared: Judge Alfred Delucchi will make the final decision at a Feb. 25 sentencing hearing, and there will likely be appeals by Peterson's attorneys. Meanwhile, Scott Peterson's mother told the San Francisco Chronicle: "Scott is still innocent."
Originally posted 12/14/2004 09:00AM
Ron Grantski, the longtime companion of Laci Peterson's mother, said "it's still a nightmare" after Monday's death verdict for convicted murderer Scott Peterson – and he added that Peterson "got what he deserved."
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