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Scott Peterson Trial
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."
Originally posted 12/13/2004 03:45PM
Scott Peterson should be put to death for murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son, jurors said Monday in a Redwood City, Calif., courtroom.
Originally posted 12/09/2004 04:00PM
Prosecutors called Scott Peterson "the worst kind of monster" in the closing arguments delivered during the final day of the penalty phase of the double-murder trial Thursday, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 12/08/2004 04:00PM
As the final witness in the double-murder trial's penalty phase, a frail-looking Jackie Peterson took the stand in the packed Redwood City, Calif., courtroom Wednesday morning and pleaded for her son's life.
Originally posted 12/07/2004 05:00PM
More friends of Scott Peterson took the stand Tuesday, calling him generous and caring and asking the jury to spare him from the death penalty.
Originally posted 12/01/2004 03:00PM
Scott Peterson's father took the stand Wednesday to try to convince a jury to spare his son's life in the second day of the penalty phase in the murder case.
Originally posted 12/01/2004 08:10AM
It was an emotional day in court Tuesday as the penalty phase began and Scott Peterson simply watched as his former mother-in-law screamed at him from the witness stand for killing his pregnant wife, Laci.
Originally posted 11/22/2004 03:00PM
The judge in the Scott Peterson case denied the defense's request for a new jury and change of venue, and he also delayed the beginning of the penalty phase until Nov. 30.
Originally posted 11/18/2004 12:10PM
One jury already decided the question of Scott Peterson's guilt, but if defense attorney Mark Geragos has his way, a new jury will decide whether Peterson deserves the death penalty.
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