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Peterson TV Interviews Can Be Used

The judge in the double-murder trial of Scott Peterson has ruled that television interviews Peterson conducted after his wife disappeared can be admitted as evidence.

Defense attorney Mark Geragos had tried to get the interviews thrown out, arguing they had no relevance in the case. But prosecutors allege Peterson lied several times during the interviews. The judge also set a tentative date of May 17th for opening arguments.

Meanwhile, the second phase of jury selection in the trial got underway today. Potential jurors will be questioned individually by the judge and lawyers about answers they provided in a juror questionnaire. So far, nearly 700 potential jurors have been dismissed from a pool of 1,000 people.