Jury Sentences Scott Peterson to Death

DECEMBER 13, 2004 - Posted at 3:53 p.m. CST

REDWOOD CITY, CA - A jury in Redwood City, California, has decided that Scott Peterson should be executed for killing his wife, Laci, and her fetus.

The decision came from the same jury of six men and six women that convicted Peterson of murder last month.

Jurors deliberated for a third day today, and asked for another look at some of the evidence in the case.  They had deliberated for eight-and-a-half hours before taking the weekend off.

The judge will formally sentence Peterson on February 25.

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