A northern California judge says the Scott Peterson murder trial will last five months.
The judge in Redwood City today said 200 potential jurors will be needed in court next Thursday for a long selection process. Peterson is charged with killing his pregnant wife, Laci, in December 2002.
The judge announced the details today before lawyers resumed arguments over the admissibility of evidence from cadaver-sniffing dogs.
Prosecutors say the dogs offered important clues about how Laci Peterson´s body was dumped. The defense says the dogs are unreliable.