Scott Peterson‘s convictions for the homicide of spouse Laci Peterson and their unborn son, Conner, could also be overturned.
E! Information can verify the California Supreme Court docket ordered a re-examination of Peterson’s 2004 convictions for killing his pregnant spouse and unborn son on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The California Supreme Court docket despatched the case again to the San Mateo County Superior Court docket to find out whether or not Peterson will face a retrial on the fees.
In a press release to E! Information, Peterson’s lawyer said, “We’re actually happy that, because it did in reversing Scott’s penalty on direct attraction, the Supreme Court docket acknowledged the significance of a reasonably chosen jury. Specifically, we agree not solely with the Court docket’s obvious concern about juror candor through the jury choice course of, however with its recognition about how central the misconduct right here was to the flexibility of the jury to succeed in a good resolution on this case.”
Per courtroom information obtained by E! Information, the California Supreme Court docket agreed with Peterson’s authorized workforce that there may be grounds for a retrial since a juror “dedicated prejudicial misconduct by not disclosing her prior involvement with different authorized proceedings, together with however not restricted to being the sufferer of a criminal offense.”