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Scott Peterson Trial By: Kearston Troutman. Background Scott Peterson was charged with the murder of his pregnant wife which happened between the December.

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1 Scott Peterson Trial By: Kearston Troutman

2 Background Scott Peterson was charged with the murder of his pregnant wife which happened between the December 23 and 24 th Peterson’s wife was reported missing after he had returned from a individual fishing trip. (where the body was found highly decomposed a year later)

3 Peterson reported his wife Laci Peterson to be missing from their home on December 24 th Laci was 8months pregnant when she went missing and was expecting a son. Scott was found to have many affairs. His latest affair with a massage therapist Amber Frey led to the eventual idea that Scott was a suspect. Scott was not considered a suspect until he told Frey 15 days before his wife had gone missing that he had “lost” his wife.

4 His latest affair with a massage therapist Amber Frey led not considered a suspect to the eventual idea that Scott was a suspect. Scott was until he told Frey 15 days before his wife had gone missing that he had “lost” his wife.

5 Defendant Scott Lee Peterson was a fertilizer sales man. Scott claimed to be on a fishing trip the when his wife went missing. He was also found to have many affairs throughout the duration of his marriage. Scott was found to be guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to death row by lethal injection Peterson was believed to kill his wife because of their growing debt and interest in Amber Frey

6 Prosecution Rick Distaso was the lead prosecutor of the trial. Distaso was not a well know lawyer before the case. He avoided media attention during the trial. Distaso had a lot of experience in prosecuting criminals to death row which ended up being a great advantage to him.

7 Where? The trial originally was planned to take place in Modesto but was then moved to Redwood City, California.

8 Civil or Criminal? This case Criminal is considered Criminal because Scott Peterson was being tried for 1 st Degree Murder.

9 What happened to the Defendant? Peterson was sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection. He is now in San Quentin prison on death row.

10 What do you think about it? I think that Scott Peterson deserved the penalty he got because he killed his wife and unborn son. That kind of crime should be punished

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