Lawyer Seeks More Time To File Scott Peterson Appeal

SAN QUENTIN (CBS/AP) – Scott Peterson has asked the California Supreme Court for more time to appeal his death penalty conviction.

Peterson’s lawyer sought the extension Friday—the deadline for the automatic appeal. It was the second such request made by Peterson’s lawyer Cliff Gardner.

The court did not immediately respond to the request.

All death penalty cases are reviewed by the state Supreme Court.

Peterson was sentenced to death in 2005 after a San Mateo County jury found him guilty of killing his pregnant wife Laci.

The case garnered widespread attention beginning with Laci Peterson’s disappearance on Dec. 24, 2002, and continuing through Scott Peterson’s trial.

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  • No more

    That pile of dog feces doesn’t deserve an appeal….he is a smug liar, he WOULD though, make great shark bait knowing he likes to throw people and unborn babies into the Bay………he has wasted enough taxpayers money lying to the judge and jury…..fry him

  • Dwight Lee

    The only winner in this horrific tale are the defense attorneys who will bill the State of California for the next 20+ years. It is in their interests to try every avenue of appeal to keep their mouths on the teats of the cash cow, a.k.a. the State of California, and to successfully suck away for the next 20+ years whence a new generation of slime attorneys will join the law firm to continue the feeding and breeding.

  • vanessa

    He’s on the death penalty for a reason. Just do it already. I’m tried of putting a roof over his head, food in his stomach, and warm place for him to sleep. I have to pay for it myself. Let him pay for his mistakes.

    • No more

      AMEN TO THAT VANESSA….he probably eats better than we do…….and it’s FREE to him

    • LP

      I agree. Why do they need more time, they’ve had 6 years to prepare for an appeal. Our prisoners have better “Lunch” programs than our kids in schools do.
      Execute him and save the so called 308 million per prisoner and give that to EDUCATION.

  • lori_p

    Once again the jerk is allowed to waist our tax payer’s money. I say we stop spending money on creeps like this. He did not have the decency to give Lacy and Connor more time, or to go to court for a divorce. So why should he be so “special.” Get on with it for goodness sake. I’m tired of housing and feeding these monsters.

  • me

    there are laws that guarantee him this costly appeals process. we gotta pay to fry him. as long as we get to fry him. and hoping some of those big guys up there are giving him something to be horrified about. what a loser!

  • Papajohn

    When I first heard about this, I assumed Scott was guilty, but as I followed the facts coming out at trial, I am conviced he is innocent. There are some common sense things, although rarely discussed, that point to his innocence. The morning Laci went missing, someone searched online for a fleece scarf and an sunflower motif umbrella stand. To me, proof Laci was alive, unless Scott is a total genius and searched for these specif items to throw the cops off his trail. Then, he pays the bills, including Laci’s health insurance. Why would he pay for that if she was dead? Next, he goes to his warehouse, supposedly with his wife’s dead body in his truck, and proceeds to read and write emails, and assembles a mortiser. Clearly he was putzing around the warehouse for over an hour, and I find it hard to believe that he would do so if Laci were dead in his truck. Personally, I would have been in and out of that warehouse in the blink of an eye.

    Meanwhile, it’s clear to me that a robbery took place right across the street on that very morning. It would seem a much more plausible explanation that Laci came out of the house at the time the robbery was happening and stumbled onto it, at which time the people robbing the house abducted and killed her. Why is that such a hard scenario for people to comprehend?

    I’m not a fan of Scott Peterson, but we should all be concerned that someone could end up on death row, with really no evidence of guilt. It could happen to any one of us, and it’s really scary.

  • A Voice of Sanity

    Such certainty of guilt. No evidence of it. There are three separate witnesses, each of whom independently prove the innocence of Peterson. None depend on the others. All are unimpeachable.

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