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Jury begins deliberating Peterson sentence

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Redwood City, Calif., jury that convicted Scott Peterson of double murder began deliberating his sentence Thursday.

Geragos steps aside in Peterson hearing

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Legal analysts gave good reviews to the defense in the Scott Peterson penalty hearing Wednesday as Mark Geragos' co-counsel questioned Peterson's father.

Peterson trial juror replaced

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Deliberations were halted in Scott Peterson's California murder trial and a juror was replaced Tuesday afternoon.

Confusion over Peterson jury's progress

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The California jury in the Scott Peterson murder trial continued deliberating Monday following reports that the panel may be deadlocked.

Scott Peterson murder trial goes to jury

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The jury in the Scott Peterson double-murder trial began deliberations Wednesday, deciding whether he killed his wife and unborn son nearly two years ago.

Peterson case nears deliberations

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Scott Peterson murder trial adjourned Tuesday with the double-murder case on the verge of going to the jury.

Peterson trial closing arguments on Monday

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Jurors could hear some new ground plowed Monday when they listen to closing arguments in the Scott Peterson murder trial. Trial analysts told the Modesto Bee Sunday that the prosecution and defense both would likely try to point out to the jury the evi

Defense rests in Scott Peterson trial

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The defense rested in Scott Peterson's murder trial Tuesday, setting the stage for jury deliberations in Redwood City, Calif., sometime next week.

Scott Peterson defense begins its case

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The defense began presenting its case Monday in the California trial of Scott Peterson, who is accused of murdering his wife and unborn son.

Peterson trial shifts to defense phase

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Modesto, Calif., prosecutors rested their case against Scott Peterson Tuesday, and next week the defense will begin to present its case.

Defense: No love between Peterson, Amber

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The cross-examination of Amber Frey ended Tuesday with the defense contending there was no torrid love affair between Frey and defendant Scott Peterson.

Amber Frey takes stand in Peterson trial

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Amber Frey's cross-examination began Monday in the California murder trial of Scott Peterson, who is accused of killing his pregnant wife and unborn child.

Jackson security increased after threats

SANTA MARIA, Calif., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Sources close to the Michael Jackson molestation case in Santa Maria, Calif., said Tuesday security has been increased after threats involving the pop star.

Amber Frey cross to begin Wednesday

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The judge in the Scott Peterson murder trial said Tuesday the cross-examination of Amber Frey would being the following day.

Jackson, family attend prosecutor hearing

SANTA MARIA, Calif., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Pop star Michael Jackson arrived at a California court Monday flanked by his parents and siblings Jermaine, Janet and LaToya for the hearing of his prosecutor.

Judge denies Peterson mistrial motion

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- A California judge Thursday rejected a motion for a mistrial from Scott Peterson's defense team.

Judge in Jackson case scolds lawyers

SANTA MARIA, Calif., July 10 (UPI) -- The judge in Michael Jackson's California child-molestation case has gone after lawyers on both sides in an apparent attempt to gain control of proceedings.

Audiotape may solve case Jackson case

LOS ANGELES, July 7 (UPI) -- An audiotape made by a private investigator working for defense attorney Mark Geragos may solve the Michael Jackson child-abuse case, says a report.

Scott Peterson's lawyer shows pawn ticket

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 18 (UPI) -- Scott Peterson's defense attorney Mark Geragos has produced a ticket from a California pawn shop for a watch similar to one owned by Laci Peterson.

Peterson seeks pre-hypnosis testimony

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 25 (UPI) -- A motion filed in a California court by Scott Peterson's attorneys seeks to admit testimony about alternative suspects in the murder of Laci Peterson.

Lawyer improving Jackson's court image

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's new lawyer is being credited for improving the pop star's image at his latest California court appearance, MTV.com reported.

Scott Peterson again seeks new trial venue

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 3 (UPI) -- Scott Peterson's defense lawyer filed a motion Monday seeking to move the high-profile California murder trial a second time.

Peterson lawyer presses venue change

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 27 (UPI) -- Jury selection continued in the Redwood City, Calif., trial of Scott Peterson Tuesday even as his attorney prepared to press for a second change of venue.

Michael Jackson replaces attorneys

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson has replaced his attorneys less than a week before the singer is set to be arraigned on a grand jury indictment in his child molestation case. Jackson has retained Thomas A. Mesereau Jr., a high-profile lawyer who, until recently, represen

Peterson's lawyer may seek venue change

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 9 (UPI) -- Scott Peterson's attorney said Tuesday his client cannot get a fair trial in the San Mateo County, Calif., so he may ask the venue be moved -- again.
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