Scott Peterson Penalty Trial Continued for One Week
Bump and Update: The Judge is keeping the same jury and not moving the trial but he granted a one week continuance.
The jury in the Scott Peterson trial is set to begin hearing evidence in the sentencing phase of the trial today. First the Judge will rule on a motion by Mark Geragos to have a new jury from outside of Redwood City empaneled to hear the case, due to the overwheming prejudice against Peterson, as evident from the whoops and cheers of the lynch mob that filled up the street around the courthouse when news of the verdict was announced.
I disagree with much of the coverage I've read and listened to--mostly from prosecution-oriented analysts and professors who have never defended a death case, let alone a high-profile one.
For an article that comes close to getting it right, in my view, check out this San Francisco Chronicle article, and in particular, the comments of Marcia Morrissey and Ellen Kreitzbert, two true experts in death defense.
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