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Peterson Trial May Move to Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County is the frontrunner… in the list of potential trial sites for Scott Peterson´s double murder trial. This week, the state court administrative body produced a list of four potential trial sites… after the judge ruled it necessary to move the case out of Stanislaus County due to the massive publicity.

That list also included San Mateo, Alameda, and Orange counties… but officials said Orange County would likely be cost-prohibitive, and also excluded Sacramento saying it´s in the same media market as Modesto, thus it´s subject to a similar dose of publicity.

Peterson is charged with murdering his wife, Laci, and unborn son. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.