California Justices Toss Death Penalty for Scott Peterson

The justices cited "significant errors" in jury selection in overturning the death penalty but welcomed prosecutors to again seek the sentence if they wish.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Scott Peterson’s conviction for killing his pregnant wife will stand, but the California Supreme Court on Monday overturned his 2005 death sentence in a case that attracted worldwide attention. The justices cited “significant errors” in jury selection in overturning the death penalty but welcomed prosecutors to again seek the sentence if they wish. Laci Peterson, 27, was eight months pregnant with their unborn son, Connor, when she was killed. Investigators said…

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