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Some gruesome killings could put Laci Peterson's legal legacy to the test. In 2004, a jury convicted Peterson's husband, Scott, on two counts of murder. The victims were Laci Peterson and her unborn son, Conner. Congress commemorated the slain Modesto woman by passing the controversial Laci and Conner's law, making it a federal crime to kill an unborn child. But there have been no prosecutions under the law.
She will be remembered for laughter and a beautiful smile.She will be remembered as a homicide victim who suffered a fate no one deserves.Those are the conflicted legacies of Laci Rocha Peterson.
Seat lotteryEighty-seven people tried their luck at Friday's 8 a.m. lottery for public seats in the courtroom. The daily drawing produced 27 winners who would witness a moment in legal history a little more than five hours later.