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

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  1. legalmomma

    legalmomma Well-Known Member

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    Peterson has a hearing coming up on January 21 in San Mateo County Superior Court, where he will likely appear via a livestream from San Quentin Prison.
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    Does anyone know of a link to watch the hearing?
     
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  2. legalmomma

    legalmomma Well-Known Member

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    I found a YouTube channel to watch or listen to it. Just search for Scott Peterson and you can find it. 1pm EST.
     
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    Thank you very much for shortening and sharing this.
     
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  5. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Court Approves Delay in Start of Retrial of Penalty Phase in Scott Peterson Case

    Jan. 21, 2021


    A judge on Thursday continued until April a status hearing in the renewed penalty phase of the 2004 murder trial of Scott Lee Peterson.

    Appearing by Zoom from San Quentin State Prison, where he has been imprisoned for 16 years, Peterson waived his right to proceed at this time with a new trial of his sentence.
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    At Thursday's case management hearing, Massullo questioned Peterson directly to be sure he voluntarily waived his right to a speedy trial of the penalty phase.

    Peterson said that he did, and while he did not explain his rationale, in an earlier hearing his lawyers told the court that Peterson wanted the hearings on the habeas petition to go forward before the penalty phase retrial, because if the habeas proceedings were successful the entire case would be retried.

    The judge approved Peterson's waiver and set another case management conference for April 27.
     
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  7. mothwings

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    I just hope this doesn't lead to some successful appeal. My fear is the attorneys might find some loop hole.
     
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  8. mothwings

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    Wait a minute, they could give him a whole new trial of the guilt phase too? No way...
     
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    I think so. They are claiming they have new evidence and/or evidence that was never presented in the first trial. The family has always said he didn't get a fair trial. Imo
     
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    Remember the four burly men who were seen near Nicole Simpson’s murder scene? You know, the ones OJ’s defense fabricated to get OJ off?
    Well, it seems that 15 years later, the same fictitious men snatched Lacy off the street, disemboweled her and threw her body into the bay. It was another coincidence they just happened to discard her right where her innocent husband just happened to be fishing.
    Motive for the men to snatch and snuff a preggers housewife?
    Don’t worry! There is still plenty of time for the defense to dream up something.
     
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  11. mothwings

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    I named my dog after Laci ❤️

    I really hope this is just a penalty phase retrial. The defense can still present a case but the conviction needs to stick. I can't believe the penalty phase verdict was even successfully appealed. He has caused enough pain and to know the death penalty doesn't even really exist in California anymore. It is pointless so they better allow cameras this time.
     
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    I highly suggest anyone compelled by the Laci Peterson case should watch this HBO's profile of the Mary Ann Powell case.


    Why this case is so similar to Laci's:

    - Despondent to-be-father kills pregnant wife
    - Mary Ann Powell was six-and-a-half-months pregnant.
    - Suffocated with rope, thrown into a hockey bag with rocks and dumped in the river
    - Warren hid the boat from police
    - Mary Ann Powell's body and unborn chid was eventually found and this HBO Series "Autospy" profiles it. The way she was killed was vicious. (Be warned, it is graphic but top-notch narration and production like Unsolved Mysteries".
    - Warren was sociopath like Scott.
     
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  14. legalmomma

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    Does anyone know if this will be public tomorrow and if so where to view?
     
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    Tuesday, April 27th:
    *Case Management Hearing via Zoom (both cases) (@ 10am PT) – CA – Laci Denise Peterson (27) & Connor (unborn) (missing Dec. 24, 2002, Modesto; found April 13, 2003 in the San Francisco Bay) - *Scott Lee Peterson (30 @ time of crime/now 47) convicted & found guilty (11/12/04) of 1st degree murder (Laci) & 2nd degree murder(son) & sentenced (3/16/04) to the death penalty.
    San Mateo County Case #SC055500A / Stanislaus County Case #1056770
    He was found guilty on 11/12/04 of the 1st degree murder of his pregnant wife, Laci, & the second-degree murder of their unborn son, Conner, & in 2005, he was sentenced to death by lethal injection. His case is currently on automatic appeal to the Supreme Court of California. Sits on San Quentin's death row. Calif. Supreme Court denied a new trial in the guilt phase but reversed the death penalty sentence for Stanislaus County. Also the San Mateo Superior Court will now consider whether there was jury misconduct.

    Court info from 5/14/20 thru 11/9/20 reference post #62 here:
    GUILTY - CA - District Attorney to retry Scott Peterson's Penalty Phase in Laci Peterson case, 2021 *Guilty*

    11/13/20 Update: Prosecutors on Friday released their court filing listing the aggravating factors & special circumstances they say should again bring Peterson the death penalty. Prosecutors said they intend to once again introduce as evidence “an edited portion of the memorial service” held after the bodies were found. They also plan to introduce a statement from at least one witness who testified at his original sentencing but has died in the intervening 15 years. Status conference hearing on 1/21/21 for both Stanislaus & San Mateo County cases.
    1/21/21 Update: San Francisco Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo on Thursday continued until April a status hearing in the renewed penalty phase of the 2004 murder trial of Peterson. Appearing by Zoom from San Quentin State Prison, where he has been imprisoned for 16 *years, Peterson waived his right to proceed at this time with a new trial of his sentence. At Thursday's case management hearing, Massullo questioned Peterson directly to be sure he voluntarily waived his right to a speedy trial of the penalty phase. Peterson said that he did, and while he did not explain his rationale, in an earlier hearing his lawyers told the court that Peterson wanted the hearings on the habeas petition to go forward before the penalty phase retrial, because if the habeas proceedings were successful the entire case would be retried. The judge approved Peterson's waiver & set another case management conference for April 27.
    Peterson filed (November, 2015) Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus - related to automatic appeal (#S132449) to San Mateo County Superior Court-Honorable Alfred Judge Delucchi to get a new trial. See post #68 here:
    GUILTY - CA - District Attorney to retry Scott Peterson's Penalty Phase in Laci Peterson case, 2021 *Guilty*
     
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    J is for Justice is live streaming the hearing at 1ET today on YouTube
     
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    Scott Peterson trial: Two new hearings scheduled for June | KRON4

    Scott Peterson’s defense team on Tuesday was granted more time to investigate a juror who is accused of going rogue and committing juror misconduct during Peterson’s 2004 murder trial.

    The judge granted the defense 60 more days for the investigation.

    Peterson will have two new hearings in June.

    He is guaranteed a new trial for the penalty phase because his death penalty was thrown out by the California Supreme Court.

    But what he really wants is a new trial for the criminal phase, which is found not guilty, which would mean he could one day walk free out of prison.
     
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    Well, fingers crossed that never happens! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    This article has the date of next hearing....

    Attorney: Amber Frey Will Testify If Scott Peterson Is Retried; 'The Truth Is The Truth'

    April 27, 2021
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    During the status conference, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo approved a continuance to June 28 for a further status report and also calendared that date for a hearing on expected discovery issues. In addition, she agreed to rule promptly on the appointment of attorney Pat Harris as Peterson’s counsel in the matter.
     

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