CA - District Attorney to retry Scott Peterson's Penalty Phase in Laci Peterson case, 2021-2022

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https://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/scott-peterson-case/article246646003.html
The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office announced in court Friday it will retry Scott Peterson’s penalty phase after the California Supreme Court overturned his death sentence in August.
The Supreme Court overturned Peterson’s death sentence on the grounds that the trial judge in San Mateo, the late Al Delucchi, wrongly excluded 13 potential jurors.
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Scott Peterson penalty phase to be retried, prosecutors say
STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- The Stanislaus County District Attorney's office announced in court today it will retry the penalty phase in the case of convicted murderer Scott Peterson.

The California Supreme Court ordered a reexamination of Peterson's murder charges due to possible juror misconduct.
A new court date was set for November 6.
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https://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/scott-peterson-case/article246646003.html

okay - this article says:

In the same opinion, which was made in response to Scott Peterson’s automatic appeal, the court upheld his 2004 conviction for killing his wife, Laci Peterson, and the couple’s unborn son, Conner.

But last week, the court made a ruling in Peterson’s petition for habeas corpus, which could lead to his conviction being overturned.

The court ruled that a San Mateo Superior Court judge must decide whether prejudicial misconduct by a juror occurred when she failed to disclose that she’d been the victim of a crime and obtained a restraining order against the perpetrator.

A hearing in that case is scheduled for Nov. 13.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Dave Harris, appearing remotely over video conference along with District Attorney Birgit Fladager, said they wanted to wait for the outcome of that San Mateo hearing before beginning jury selection because they might have to retry the entire case.
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Pat Harris agreed to a “limited time waiver” of two weeks so that he had time to talk to talk to Peterson.

The next hearing in Stanislaus Court will be held on Nov. 6.
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No one from Laci’s family was at the hearing and Laci’s mother, Sharon Rocha, has not responded to recent requests for comment.

 

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[URL='https://twitter.com/kron4news']KRON4 News [URL='https://twitter.com/kron4news']@kron4news [/URL][/URL]3h
SCOTT PETERSON CASE: The man convicted of killing his pregnant wife and their unborn son is in court (virtually) this morning as a judge decides his legal representation.
@KRON4WTran has the latest -
https://kron4.com/news/bay-area/judge-decides-scott-petersons-legal-defense-for-reexamination/…


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Convicted killer Scott Peterson will be back in court at 830 this morning. I’m in Modesto to cover it. Peterson was convicted in 2004 for killing his wife Laci and unborn son. Laci was 8 months pregnant. Peterson could, it’s a long shot, get a new trial one day @kron4news
 

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Scott Peterson: DA to seek death penalty again for convicted wife killer, following court’s decision to throw it out

Although a judge is still considering whether to throw out Peterson’s murder convictions due to juror misconduct, Stanislaus County Assistant District Attorney Dave Harris announced in court that prosecutors will retry the penalty phase of Peterson’s case, which was thrown out earlier this year by the state Supreme Court.


Peterson appeared via video at the hearing, from San Quentin prison, and listened mostly while scheduling and procedural issues took place. He agreed to schedule his next court date for November 6, which gives him time to consult with his lawyer on whether to put off the penalty phase trial until the judge decides whether or not to throw out his conviction.
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Noooooooo!!!!!!!

Look at the bad precedent this sets, every single decision done by a judge can be second guessed for a "do over"? We didn't get the results we wanted so we get another chance?! When does it end? Does every single trial have to go through all of the appeals process to the Supreme Court?!

Too bad Laci and Connor didn't get another chance at life.
 

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CA Prosecutors Again Seeking Death Penalty for Peterson | The Crime Report

October 26, 2020

California prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Scott Peterson as a judge considers throwing out his conviction for murdering his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, because of juror misconduct during a 2005 trial that riveted the nation, reports the Associated Press. Stanislaus County Assistant District Attorney Dave Harris made the announcement at a court hearing. Peterson, 47, wearing a mask designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, appeared remotely in a Modesto courtroom from San Quentin State Prison.
 

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