Scott Peterson again in court docket for closing hearings over new trial determination

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Convicted killer Scott Peterson appeared in court docket Thursday as his lawyer made a final ditch effort to get him a brand new trial over the homicide of his spouse, Laci, and unborn son, Conner.

Peterson, 49, who was discovered responsible of the 2002 slayings, was resentenced to life with out parole in December after the California Supreme Court docket dropped his loss of life sentence, citing juror misconduct.

It’s now as much as a choose in San Mateo Superior Court docket to find out if Peterson deserves a brand new trial.

Peterson wore a jail jumpsuit and a masks in court docket as his lawyer went backwards and forwards with Choose Anne-Christine Massullo.

His lawyer, Cliff Gardner, has argued the killer didn’t get a good trial since a juror, Richelle Good, was embroiled in a home abuse case herself.

He additionally claims Good received on the jury as a result of she wished fame, and was clearly biased in opposition to Peterson.

The California Supreme Court docket beforehand dominated that the jury wasn’t accurately screened for opinions on capital punishment when convicting Peterson.

Scott Peterson walks towards his seat carrying an orange outfit and a left foot brace throughout a listening to on August 11, 2022.
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Scott Peterson was convicted of the murder of his wife Laci and their unborn son Conner in 2002.
Scott Peterson was convicted of the homicide of his spouse Laci and their unborn son Conner in 2002.
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Cliff Gardner, an attorney representing Scott Peterson, argued his trial was invalid because of juror misconduct.
Cliff Gardner, an legal professional representing Scott Peterson, argued his trial was invalid due to juror misconduct.
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Prosecutors and Scott Peterson's lawyers will give closing arguments before a California judge, to determine whether Peterson deserves a new trial in the slaying of his pregnant wife and unborn child 20 years ago.
Scott Peterson was resentenced to life with out parole final December.
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Scott Peterson listens to closing arguments.
Scott Peterson listens to closing arguments.
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Whereas arguments over whether or not he must be re-tried will shut Thursday, the court docket has 90 days to launch its determination.


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