Scott Peterson’s death penalty has been overturned by the court!
The Supreme coat of California’s State invalidated the death penalty sentence for Scott Peterson who was found responsible for murdering his pregnant wife in a highly publicized case, relying upon judicial error.
History of Scott Peterson’s case!
Scott Peterson, who is 47 now, was convicted of one count of first-degree murder for killing his wife, Laci Peterson, who was around 8 months pregnant at that time in 2004. He was further convicted on a count of second-degree murder for killing their unborn son.
The incident occurred in such a way, that Laci Peterson who was 27 at that time, got disappeared on Christmas Eve 2002. After that, in April 2003, the bodies of Laci Peterson and her unborn son were discovered in San Fransisco Bay.
Court endorsed the guilty judgment of the judiciary on Monday!
In a written decision on Monday, the Supreme Court of California endorsed the guilty judgment of Scott Peterson.
The worthy court of California stated that “Peterson contends his trial was flawed for multiple reasons, beginning with the unusual amount of pretrial publicity that surrounded the case. We reject Peterson’s claim that he has received an unfair trial as to guilt and thus affirm his convictions for murder”.
The reversal of the court’s decision is in accordance with the erroneous judiciary and trials!
But later on to several trials court realized “The trial court made a series of clear and significant errors in jury selection”. The long-standing United States Supreme Court Precedent sabotaged Peterson’s right to an unbiased jury at the penalty phase.
The court reversed its decision on behalf of flaws in the court trials and the discovered errors. The court further stated that it was necessary to reverse the death sentence after determining the fact. It was obvious after that the trial court “erroneously dismissed” jurors who tended to oppose the death penalty, “Even though the Jurors gave no indication that their views can be in against to the law”.
Cliff Gardener thanked the court to convey a fair justice!
Cliff Gardener, who is Scott Peterson’s appellate attorney, stated in a written statement “we are grateful for California’s Supreme Court unanimous recognition that if the state wishes to put someone to death, it must proceed to trial only with a fairly selected judiciary”.
Gardner further continued to say in his statement, “While we are disappointed that such a partial jury selection process results in the reversal of a death sentence, we look forward to the court’s review of the new forensic and eyewitness evidence of innocence (Peterson)”.
The family of Peterson also showed their gratefulness to the court!
The family of Scott Peterson also thanked the Court and said in a statement that they were grateful to the court which recognized the injustice of the death penalty of Scott’s Peterson.
Scott’s family uttered, “For a long and difficult 18 years, we have believed unwaveringly in Scott’s innocence, so today’s decision is a big step towards justice”.
The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s office refused to comment on the decision.