Jury Recommends Death

Jury recommends death for Scott Peterson in killing his wife, unborn son

A California jury has recommended that Scott Peterson be put to death for the murder of his wife, Laci, and the couple's unborn son.

The jurors' decision came on the third day of deliberations and after they asked to see autopsy and other photos of Laci Peterson and her fetus. Laci Peterson disappeared on December 24th, 2002. Her body and that of her fetus washed ashore in San Francisco Bay four months later. Scott Peterson's formal sentencing is set for February 25th. At that time, the judge in the case may reduce the sentence to life in prison without parole.