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.
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Mark Geragos
Barry Bonds' former trainer Greg Anderson (left) arrives at Federal Court in San Francisco with attorney Mark Geragos, Geragos' son Jake and associate Paula Canny August 28, 2006. Anderson was sent back to prison for contempt of court, again refusing to testify at the Grand Jury. (UPI Photo/Stephen Dorian Miner)

Mark John Geragos (born October 5, 1957) is an American criminal defense attorney who defended the musician Michael Jackson, actress Winona Ryder, politician Gary Condit, and Susan McDougal. He was also involved in the Whitewater scandal. He also represented Scott Peterson, in another trial that received widespread media attention. Geragos represented suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield, Paul and Kulbir Dhaliwal, two brothers injured after a tiger escaped in San Francisco Zoo, and musician Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty in the assault of his then girlfriend Rihanna. In addition, he assisted the family of David Carradine during the investigation of his accidental auto-erotica induced death. He is considered a "celebrity lawyer".

Geragos was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended high school at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada, CA., and graduated with honors. He received his bachelor's degree from Haverford College in 1979 and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Loyola Law School in 1982. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1983. Currently, Geragos is the managing partner at The Law Offices of Geragos and Geragos, a 13-person law firm in Los Angeles. Geragos handles criminal defense and civil litigation.

An Armenian-American, Geragos maintains his close relationship with the Armenian community. He has earned praise from the Armenian National Committee of America He serves on the Advisory Committee of Birthright Armenia, as the chairman of Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, and also is involved with the Armenian religious community. He has been a member of the Armenia Fund International Board of Trustees since 2006.

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