Scott Peterson murder convictions ordered re-examined

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has ordered a second look at Scott Peterson’s conviction for killing his pregnant wife and unborn son, less than two months after overturning his death penalty.

The Los Angeles Times says the court Wednesday sent the case back to a San Mateo County court to determine whether Peterson should receive a new trial.

The court said a juror committed “prejudicial misconduct” by failing to disclose she’d been involved with other legal proceedings in which she feared for her unborn child.

Peterson was convicted of killing his wife and unborn child, who vanished in 2002. Their bodies washed ashore months later in San Francisco Bay.

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