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Scott Peterson juror will be offered immunity to testify

Richelle Nice
Posted at 12:07 PM, Feb 08, 2022

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a juror in Scott Peterson’s two-decade-old murder trial will be granted immunity before testifying at a hearing that could determine whether a new trial is granted.

Stanislaus County prosecutors said Monday that the offer to Richelle Nice will come before she takes the witness stand at a Feb. 25 evidentiary hearing in Redwood City.

Nice was Juror 7 in the trial that ended in 2004 with Peterson’s conviction for killing his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son. His lawyers claim Nice made false statements on a jury questionnaire.

Peterson was sentenced to death but that sentence was overturned by the California Supreme Court in 2020 and he was resentenced to life in prison last December.