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Infamous Murderer Scott Peterson Is Appealing His Death Sentence

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Scott Peterson death sentence appeal

Before the American public was polarized by George Zimmerman, Casey Anthony and Joran Van Der Sloot, it was praying for Scott Peterson to receive the death penalty.

America got its wish too. He was convicted for the murder of his pregnant wife Laci and unborn son Connor in 2005 and sentenced to death.

Now Scott and his lawyer aren't too sure he got a fair trial and want to appeal the decision. In a 423-page court document filed on Thursday, the convicted murderer's lawyer argues that there were all sorts of things wrong with that trial.

Not only are they saying that the investigators never proved "how, where or when" the murder actually occurred, but they insist the jury was tainted, as the document explains:

"Before hearing even a single witness, nearly half of all prospective jurors admitted they had already decided Mr. Peterson was guilty of capital murder."

No matter what, Scott Peterson will be waiting with the rest of the 725 inmates on death row for a long time.

Due to lawsuits in federal and state courts, the state of California hasn't executed a convict since the beginning of 2006. To this day, he still maintains his innocence in the case.

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