Scott Peterson resentenced to life without parole

Scott Peterson listens to Stanislaus County Deputy District attorney Dave Harris speak during a hearing at the San Mateo County Superior Court in Redwood City, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. Nearly 17 years after being sentenced to die, Peterson was resentenced to life without parole Wednesday during an emotional hearing in which family members of his slain pregnant wife, Laci, called him out for the killing in 2002 and his apparent lack of remorse. (Andy Alfaro/The Modesto Bee via AP, Pool)

Scott Peterson listens to Stanislaus County Deputy District attorney Dave Harris speak during a hearing at the San Mateo County Superior Court in Redwood City, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. (Andy Alfaro/The Modesto Bee via AP, Pool)

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UPDATED 6:00 PM PT – Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Scott Peterson will spend life in prison without parole after his death sentence was overturned.

The convicted murderer was resentenced in a San Mateo court on Wednesday. Peterson has spent more than 15 years on death row for killing his wife, Laci, and unborn son, Connor, in 2002.

The California Supreme Court reversed his death sentence last year after it was determined prospective jurors were incorrectly dismissed because of how they answered questions regarding the death penalty.

During Wednesday’s hearing, Laci Peterson’s mother said Scott has never showed any remorse, grief or sorrow for his slain wife and unborn son. Laci’s family was overwhelmed with emotions, while Peterson sat in attendance showing none.

“Laci’s dead, Scott, because she loved you. She trusted you,” said Sharon Rocha, her mother. “And she believed in you, and you betrayed her, and your son, and everybody else.”

FILE - A missing person poster showing Laci Peterson is seen near the Modesto Police command center in East La Loma Park in Modesto, Calif., on Jan. 2, 2003. Nearly 17 years after being sentenced to die, Scott Peterson was resentenced to life without parole Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, during an emotional hearing in which family members of his slain pregnant wife, Laci, called him out for the killing in 2002 and his apparent lack of remorse. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

FILE – A missing person poster showing Laci Peterson is seen near the Modesto Police command center in East La Loma Park in Modesto, Calif., on Jan. 2, 2003. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Meanwhile, Peterson has continued to maintain his innocence all these years.

Laci Peterson disappeared from her home on Christmas Eve in 2002, at eight months pregnant. Scott was arrested upon the discovery of Laci and her unborn son’s remains were found ashore on the San Francisco Bay in April of 2003.

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