REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KGO) — Closing arguments begin Thursday in Scott Peterson’s efforts to secure a new trial.
The lawyers will plead before a judge in Redwood City. It should start at 10 a.m.
You can watch the audience in the video player above.
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The hearing was scheduled to take place in June, but was postponed after a lawyer contracted COVID-19 and Peterson was exposed to the virus in San Quentin jail.
Peterson was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, in December 2002.
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In 2020, the California Supreme Court overturned his death sentence due to juror misconduct and ordered a lower court to determine whether Peterson deserved a new trial.
At the center of Peterson’s request for a new trial is whether a juror, Richelle Nice, lied when she told the court she had never been involved in a domestic violence case.
‘It has since been discovered that during the period immediately before she served on the jury, she was involved in a domestic violence issue with an ex-boyfriend,’ Peterson’s attorney Pat Harris said in 2021. “She was also involved in a court case involving a woman who was apparently stalking her. And a lot of that happened while she was pregnant, just like Laci Peterson was pregnant.
“No matter what you think of Scott Peterson, no matter what you think of any defendant, everyone is entitled to 12 independent jurors who are neutral and willing to listen to evidence,” Harris said l ‘last year.
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