Juror Recalls the Exact Moment He Knew Scott Peterson was Guilty

When Scott Peterson went on trial for the 2002 murder of his wife, Laci, and unborn son, Conner, the jurors didn’t want to believe that he was guilty.

After all, Peterson was a charismatic, good-looking defendant who seemingly had a lot to live for.

Scott Peterson Juror: 'I Would Personally Execute Him'

It has been nearly 11 years since a jury convicted Scott Peterson in the death of his wife, Laci, and unborn son, Conner. In the decade since Peterson was sentenced, he has sat on California’s death row, awaiting an execution that may or may not ever come.

Scott Peterson's Life on Death Row: The Inside Story

Joking with others, shooting hoops and scoring baskets – to look at Scott Peterson, one would hardly imagine he’s incarcerated on San Quentin’s Death Row.

And yet, that is how journalist Nancy Mullane found the former fertilizer salesman when she visited the California state penitentiary where Peterson is confined to a solitary 7-by-9-ft. cell for the Christmas Eve 2002 killings of his wife Laci and their unborn son, and then dumping their remains into San Francisco Bay.

Peterson Prosecutors Speak Out

With the verdict in and the sentencing complete for Scott Peterson, the prosecutors and detectives responsible for sending him to death row for the murder of his pregnant wife Laci spoke exclusively to PEOPLE about what went on behind the scenes. In addition to the revelations in this week’s PEOPLE, here’s an online-only excerpt from their candid discussion with reporter Vickie Bane.


Female Fan Mail for Inmate Scott Peterson

San Quentin inmate Scott Peterson has been receiving as many as 25 pieces of mail a day in the month since his arrival on Death Row, the majority of the messages from “mainstream America” and supportive, says San Quentin spokesman Vernell Crittendon.

“Much of that mail is from people who do not know Scott Peterson personally and most of them are females … Three of them I recall were actually wedding proposals to him.” Crittendon tells the Associated Press, adding: “There have also been a number of media requests for interviews.”

Laci's Parents Sue Scott for $25 Million

Laci Peterson’s father, Dennis Rocha, this week joined his ex-wife, Sharon, in a $25 million wrongful death civil lawsuit against convicted killer Scott Peterson, California’s Modesto Bee newspaper reports.

The Rochas divorced in 1976, though Laci spent time with her father after the split, which took place when the girl was 1.

Death Row Hell Awaits Scott Peterson

Judge Alfred Delucchi on Wednesday upheld the jury’s recommendation that Scott Peterson be put to death for the Christmas Eve 2002 murders of his wife Laci and their unborn son Conner.

Before dawn on Thursday, Peterson, wearing an orange prison jumpsuit, chains and leg irons, was taken to San Quentin State Prison.

Prior to his trip to death row, the 32-year-old former fertilizer salesman, sitting stone-faced in court Wednesday, faced a barrage of emotional epithets from Laci’s family.

Scott Peterson Sentenced to Death

Judge Alfred A. Delucchi on Wednesday upheld a jury’s suggestion and sentenced Scott Peterson to death for the murder of his wife, Laci, and their unborn child.

Delucchi, who had the option of reducing Peterson’s sentence to life in prison, called the crime “cruel, uncaring, heartless and callous,” the Associated Press reports.

Following the jurist’s declaration, relatives of Laci addressed Scott in court, and, in emotionally charged statements, asked him to contemplate what he did to Laci and members of her family.

Scott Peterson's Sentencing Day Arrives

Wednesday is formal sentencing day for convicted double-murderer Scott Peterson, as Judge Alfred A. Delucchi will decide whether to grant the former fertilizer salesman a new trial, sentence him to death or order him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Peterson, 32, was convicted Nov. 12 of two counts of murder in the deaths of his wife Laci and their unborn son Conner. The jury recommended the death penalty a month later.

Amber Frey on Peterson: 'Justice Was Served'

Scott Peterson’s mistress, Amber Frey, has spoken for the first time since her ex-lover’s Dec. 14 sentence for murdering his pregnant wife Laci, telling NBC’s Matt Lauer that she believes “justice was served.”