Scott Peterson Case: Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty in Re-Sentencing

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On Friday, Oct. 23, Stanislaus County Chief Deputy District Attorney Dave Harris told the court, which included Peterson who appeared remotely from the San Quentin Federal Prison, that prosecutors will retry the penalty phase of the Laci Peterson murder trial.

Had they decided not to retry, Peterson's sentence would've been life in prison, a choice prosecutors were presented with when the California Supreme Court announced his ...-laci-peterson-s-murder">death sentence was removed in August.

death sentence was removed Additionally, Pat Harris was confirmed as Peterson's legal counsel, having just joined Peterson's legal team.

According to NBC News, Harris spoke to reporters outside the court after the hearing, stating, "Well, it's been 15 long years and as you can imagine there are ups and downs. But overall he's very happy that the court has basically taken a look at the motions, taken a look at the evidence."

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