Scott Peterson is guilty of adultery but not murder, his sister-in-law said in the family’s first comprehensive video interview with The Modesto Bee since his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, went missing nearly 16 years ago.
“We don’t have justice yet; we’re not there,” Janey Peterson said. “We can’t be content thinking we know what happened to Laci and Conner; we don’t.”
This week, Scott Peterson’s lawyers are filing a final court document aimed at reversing the death-penalty verdict their client received in December 2004.
It’s the last in a standard series of six written pleadings before the California Supreme Court hears oral arguments and decides whether the one-time Modesto man will be executed for murdering his pregnant wife and their unborn son at Christmastime 2002.
The Supreme Court has overturned 10 percent of the nearly 200 capital punishment verdicts it has reviewed since 2009. So far this year, the court has reversed one of 16 death-penalty decisions.