Shown in this 2011 photo released by the California Dept. of Corrections is Scott Peterson who is on death row at San Quentin State Prison. Seven years after Peterson was sentenced to death for murdering his pregnant wife Laci, his appeal is moving at lightning speed, at least compared to those of his 725 fellow California Death Row inmates. Appealing the death penalty in California can take two decades, meaning that condemned prisoners are more likely to die behind bars of natural causes than be executed. Now voters in California get an opportunity this November to vote on a measure that would abolish the death penalty. (AP Photo/Calif. Dept. of Corrections)
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Friday, July 6th, 2012
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Eight years after he was sentenced to death for the murders of his wife and unborn son, Scott Peterson has filed an automatic appeal to the California Supreme Court.