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REDWOOD CITY -- Scott Peterson's double-murder trial could get under way sooner than anticipated, thanks to changes in other trials involving his high-profile attorney.
REDWOOD CITY -- Cameras whirred, bulbs flashed, reporters assembled and curious onlookers peered from rain-protected eaves as the first session of Scott Peterson's much-anticipated capital murder trial got under way Monday.
REDWOOD CITY -- A judge Monday delayed Scott Peterson's double-murder trial at least a week and banned cameras from the courtroom for the duration of the trial.
By the numbers, Scott Peterson appears to have made a smart move by getting his murder trial switched from Modesto to San Mateo County.
Lionel Cryer knows what it's like to be a sequestered juror in a high-profile double-murder trial. And he thinks it's a bad idea in the Scott Peterson case.
REDWOOD CITY -- Scott Peterson's defense attorney asked Friday to delay the Modesto man's trial because of a conflicting murder trial in Pasadena.
A separate murder trial Scott Peterson's attorney is trying raises the prospect of a delay in Peterson's case, prosecutors said.
Stephen Schoenthaler, the California State University, Stanislaus, professor at the center of the Scott Peterson survey scandal, was ordered to stop the poll late last fall.
REDWOOD CITY -- Scott Peterson's trial on double-murder charges would essentially be delayed two weeks under a proposal attorneys on both sides put forward Wednesday.
Retired Alameda County Superior Court Judge Alfred A. Delucchi was picked Tuesday to preside over Scott Peterson's double-murder trial, replacing a judge whose appointment was challenged by prosecutors.
Retired Judge Alfred A. Delucchi has been picked to preside over Scott Peterson's double murder trial.
SACRAMENTO -- Now that San Mateo County will host the Scott Peterson trial, county officials want assurances that the state will pay the bill for extra courthouse staff and security.
A court official Monday drove eight cardboard boxes of documents and evidence to San Mateo County Superior Court, completing -- at least physically -- the transfer of Scott Peterson's murder trial to Redwood City.
An attorney for Scott Peterson on Friday said the Stanislaus County Superior Court should throw out a lawsuit that seeks to bar his client from profiting from the death of his wife and unborn child.
Authorities spirited Scott Peterson to the San Mateo County jail Friday, shortly after a judge delayed for a week the start of his trial on double-murder charges.
A day after Judge Richard Arnason was assigned to Scott Peterson's trial on double-murder charges, prosecutors had him removed from the case.
Retired Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Richard Arnason, who was tapped Wednesday to preside over Scott Peterson's double-murder trial, is a legend in state legal circles.
REDWOOD CITY -- John Anagnostou could barely contain his excitement at the thought of a media swarm descending on this Bay Area city's quiet downtown for Scott Peterson's double-murder trial.
Scott Peterson's double-murder trial is going to San Mateo County, and a new judge is likely to take over.
A professor at the center of a Peterson trial survey scandal ordered a researcher to falsify data on an unrelated poll several years ago, according to a witness cited in a court document.
Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Al Girolami today is scheduled to determine where Scott Peterson will be tried on double-murder charges.
It's not unusual for defendants to insist on their rights to a speedy trial. In fact, it can be good strategy, some experts say.
Prosecutors prefer Scott Peterson's double-murder trial be moved to Santa Clara County if the judge "does not reconsider Sacramento," according to court documents filed Friday.
A judge Wednesday ordered a university professor at the center of a survey scandal to appear at accused killer Scott Peterson's next court date.
A judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss the double-murder charges against Scott Peterson, upholding the ruling from Peterson's preliminary hearing that ordered him held for trial.
Three Bay Area counties could handle Scott Peterson's double-murder case, administrators of California's court system said Tuesday. Officials also added a fourth possibility: Orange County in Southern California.
A California State University, Stanislaus, investigation into a survey scandal involving the Scott Peterson double-murder case may last several weeks or months, President Marvalene Hughes said Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO -- Lawmakers want to clamp down on payments for high-profile murder cases after a proposed subsidy for the Scott Peterson case triggered questions about exploding costs.
Scott Peterson's attorney contends that police violated a judge's order and leaked documents to a tabloid magazine, part of an "orchestrated campaign to publicly convict" Peterson.
TURLOCK -- The reputation of California State University, Stanislaus, could suffer following news that students apparently cheated on a change-of-venue survey related to the Scott Peterson murder trial, some students and faculty members said Friday.
Prosecutors intend to introduce an edited recording of Laci Peterson's memorial service as evidence to support the death penalty if her husband is convicted, according to court documents filed Friday.
Prosecutors announced Friday that they want to speak with unidentified university students who said they fabricated telephone survey data on the Scott Peterson double-murder case.
Several university students said Thursday that they fabricated survey results factored into in a judge's decision to move Scott Peterson's capital murder trial out of Modesto.
Scott Peterson's trial appears headed to the Bay Area after a judge ruled Thursday that massive pretrial publicity would preclude a fair trial in Stanislaus County.
Prosecutors Wednesday countered a defense effort to dismiss double-murder charges against Scott Peterson.
The cost to move a high-profile trial -- which can be exorbitant -- isn't supposed to enter a judge's mind when he or she makes the big decision.
SACRAMENTO -- Though well-intentioned, Assemblyman Dave Cogdill relied on false rumors and inside information about the Laci Peterson case to push changes in insurance laws at his wife's urging.
Bay Area and Southern California residents are less likely than those in Stanislaus County to have decided already that Scott Peterson is guilty of murder, according to a new survey.
Prosecutors Friday blamed Scott Peterson and his attorney for fueling publicity in the double-murder case, and said there was no evidence to show that moving Peterson's trial would make it fairer.
The prospect of a visibly pregnant Amber Frey taking the stand in the double-murder trial of her former lover, Scott Peterson, could introduce yet another intriguing dynamic, some legal observers say.