August 31, 2008

Laci law impact remains unclear

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.

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