SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Scott Peterson has been moved off dying row greater than two years after the California Supreme Court docket overturned his dying sentence for killing his pregnant spouse twenty years in the past, corrections officers stated Monday.
Peterson was moved final week from San Quentin State Jail north of San Francisco to Mule Creek State Jail east of Sacramento. A brand new mug shot taken Friday reveals Peterson, 50, with salt-and-pepper stubble in comparison with his earlier clean-shaven look.
Jurors imposed the dying penalty after convicting Peterson of the first-degree homicide of Laci Peterson, 27, and second-degree homicide of the unborn son they had been going to call Conner, dumping them into San Francisco Bay on Christmas Eve 2002.
The state’s excessive court docket overturned that sentence in August 2020 after discovering that potential jurors had been improperly dismissed for saying they personally disagreed with the dying penalty however can be keen to comply with the regulation and impose it.
A state choose is now contemplating if Peterson deserves a brand new trial after the justices individually stated his jury could have been tainted by a biased juror.
Peterson was primarily stored at San Quentin throughout that monthslong listening to course of partly so he would have higher entry to his attorneys.