Judge in Scott Peterson case dismisses almost all DNA revisiting requests as convicted killer vies for a new trial

In a blow to Scott Peterson’s defense team, a California judge rejected the majority of his DNA retesting requests on Wednesday. The denial comes as Peterson seeks a new trial.

The judge agreed to allow further DNA testing on a single piece of evidence – a duct tape discovered on Laci Peterson’s pants during the autopsy, as confirmed by a spokesperson from the San Matteo County Superior Court.

According to a spokesperson, Judge Hill has rejected the defense’s request for DNA testing on all but one of the 14 items mentioned in their original motion filed with the Court on January 17, 2024.

Scott Peterson prosecutors have presented a comprehensive 337-page filing, outlining what they claim is “overwhelming evidence” against the killer’s new appeal. The filing provides a detailed account of the evidence that was presented during the original trial, which led to Peterson’s conviction for the murder of his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son, Connor. The prosecutors argue that the evidence against Peterson is strong and compelling, and that his appeal should be denied.

Scott Peterson, the convicted killer, made a court appearance on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, as he seeks to secure a new trial.

Scott Peterson was convicted of the murder of Laci and their unborn son Connor, whose bodies were discovered in the bay in April 2003. Presently, he is serving a life sentence.

Laci, who was eight months pregnant at the time, vanished from the couple’s Modesto residence on Christmas Eve 2002.

Peterson and his supporters have been fixated on the potential involvement of suspects who allegedly burglarized a house across the street from his residence, claiming that they could have been responsible for his wife’s death.

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Scott Peterson’s prosecutor has filed a request with the court to reject the appeal attempt made by the convicted killer.

Peterson has had several unsuccessful appeals throughout the years, although he did manage to have his death penalty overturned in favor of life imprisonment without the chance of parole.

The Los Angeles Innocence Project has recently taken up an appeal, claiming that there is untested DNA evidence that could potentially indicate the involvement of another individual in the murder of Laci and Connor.

Scott Peterson, in 2004, was found guilty for the murder of his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson.

In a recent court filing, prosecutors strongly opposed his motion for new DNA testing by presenting a comprehensive 337-page document that outlines the compelling evidence leading to his conviction. The evidence includes his deceptive behavior towards detectives, his mistress Amber Frey, and the media, which were pivotal in establishing his guilt.

Photos of him smiling during a vigil for Laci Peterson just days after her disappearance were included. However, a significant portion of the evidence is linked directly to his alibi – a boat trip in San Francisco Bay on the day his wife vanished.

Scott Peterson is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of his wife, Laci.

Scott Peterson, currently serving a life sentence at California’s Mule Creek State Prison, made a remote appearance in a Redwood City, California courtroom on Wednesday.

The next court appearance for him is scheduled for July.

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