Top California court overturns death penalty of Scott Peterson, who murdered pregnant wife

Top California court overturns death penalty of Scott Peterson, who murdered pregnant wifeScott Peterson, the California man convicted of murdering his wife and unborn son during a sensational 2004 trial, won a reversal of his death penalty on Monday after the state's top court ruled that the trial judge had erred in jury selection. The ruling means that Peterson, who has been held on death row at San Quentin State prison since 2005, has the right to a new penalty phase of his trial. California has not executed a condemned inmate since 2006.




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