San Mateo (CBS13) —Convicted murderer Scott Peterson made a quick virtual appearance in a court in San Mateo on Thursday.
Peterson has virtually appeared in court in recent months after the California Supreme Court overturned the death penalty for murdering his wife Rashi and his fetal son in 2002.
The hearing on Thursday was short and addressed the extension of time given for the next status meeting. Peterson addressed the court via Zoom.
Peterson’s last appearance in November 2020 addressed his preference to stay in San Quentin State Prison, which has been in prison since 2005.
Last year, a judge upheld Peterson’s murder conviction, but decided that he could be retried for the death penalty.
Peterson’s family lawyer said the retrial would show that he had been innocent all the time.
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Even if Peterson is retried and sentenced to death again, California hasn’t executed the death penalty since 2006. Governor Gavin Newsom has also issued a moratorium on executions as long as he is in office.
Peterson’s next court day is scheduled for April 27.
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