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Four More Join Peterson Jury

Four more potential jurors made it to the final round of jury selection yesterday in the Scott Peterson double murder trial.

In all, 63 prospective jurors are in the pool, but it´s likely that Judge Alfred Delucci will need to use a reserve group of people to fill out his goal of 70 by May 20th.

Attorneys will then reduce that group to twelve jurors and six alternates.

Meanwhile, a plan by Governor Arnold Schwarznegger to have the state pick up the tab for the Peterson case was rejected by legislators this week.

The legislative panel unanimously voted against a 100 percent subsidy to Modesto and Stanislaus County to cover the expenses.

A California state program allows lawmakers to pay the costs of expensive murder trials but a panel of legislators needs to agree.