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Peterson Trial: More Defense Witnesses

Defense witnesses are describing Scott Peterson as a punctual young man who did charity work and sang to seniors.

It´s the fifth day in the penalty phase of Peterson´s double-murder trial. Jurors heard today from the defendant´s former middle school principal, who´s among at least 20 witnesses expected to testify this week.

The principal described Peterson as a “fine school citizen” who never caused problems.

He then came to the key issue at hand, saying Peterson does not deserve the death penalty for killing his wife and unborn son.

Also taking the stand today was Marvin Threatt, former dean at Peterson´s San Diego high school.

He described his former student´s volunteer efforts and said what he most recalls about Peterson was that “he was never late.”