The Peterson File

November 13, 2004 

FRIDAY

Scott Peterson is guilty of murdering his pregnant wife and unborn son, jurors declared.

Jurors were released from their nine-day sequestration and allowed to go home, but the judge warned them not to watch or read news about the case or to speak to anyone about it.


NEXT WEEK

Attorneys on both sides and their witnesses to prepare for the penalty phase.


AND BEYOND

NOV. 22 -- Penalty phase to begin with opening statements from both sides. Prosecutors call witnesses aimed at convincing jurors that Peterson should be put to death, followed by defense attorneys and their witnesses hoping to win him a life sentence.

NOV. 25, THANKSGIVING DAY, THROUGH NOV. 28 -- No court.

NOV. 29 -- Testimony in penalty phase should conclude about this time, judge predicts.

NOV. 30 -- Closing arguments from both sides. After that, jurors will be sequestered until they determine Peterson's fate.


HOURS DELIBERATED

Third jury, formed Wednesday: 7 hours, 14 minutes

All three juries, since last week: 38 hours, 42 minutes

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