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Scott Peterson was sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife and unborn child

Scott Peterson, who was found guilty of murdering his wife Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant when she died in 2002, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Peterson was also sentenced on Wednesday to 15 years in prison for the murder of the couple’s unborn child, Conner.

The 49-year-old has been on death row in California for more than 15 years, but the state Supreme Court overturned the sentence last year after revealing that individual jurors disagreed with the existence of the sentence. The death penalty was dismissed. in case, KCRA reported.

Sharon Rocha, Peterson’s mother, said: ‘I don’t feel sad or sorry for him at all. “I know you’ll say you don’t regret it because you’re innocent, but you don’t show any grief or distress for either of you,” she said.

“I still feel grief every day after 19 years,” she added. “No matter what happens, no matter what happens in the future, two things will never change, Laci and Conner will always die and you will always be their killer.”

Brent Rocha, Laci Peterson’s brother, said the family was “devastated and traumatized”.

“You broke all of our hearts by taking the lives of Laci and Conner,” said Amy Rocha, Peterson’s sister. “I am heartbroken that she never got to see my family, her family… There have been so many special occasions that Laci and Conner should have been here. Being here in front of you again today makes me sick. ”

“Even though the death penalty has been lifted, you will still be punished in this life and beyond,” she added.

Ms. Peterson was killed in December 2002, 5 years after her marriage. According to prosecutors, Peterson dumped her body at the Berkeley marina on Christmas Eve. They allege that he then tried to make it look like she was missing, but her body later washed ashore.

He was convicted in 2004 and convicted in 2005.

He was trying to overturn the belief. His legal team has claimed that one of the jurors, known as juror number 7, concealed parts of her personal life that could reveal the conflict. Richelle Nice has been charged with “judicial misconduct” for not saying she was a victim of domestic abuse. She also sought a restraining order in 2000 because she was afraid that her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend would try to harm her unborn child.

Ms. Nice has denied allegations that her life experiences influenced her jury service.

An attorney for Peterson has said that if he gets a new trial, new evidence will be introduced to support their claim that Ms Peterson was killed while entangled in a burglary.

KCRA reports that a hearing is scheduled for late February on the jury’s misconduct allegations.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/scott-peterson-laci-sentenced-murder-b1972449.html Scott Peterson was sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife and unborn child

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