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Peterson Lawyer Files Appeal Of Judge’s Order

Scott Peterson´s lawyer is appealing a Modesto judge´s order to unseal search warrants in the case of his slain wife and unborn son.

Mark Geragos says that releasing the search warrants will ignite a “media firestorm of misinformation.” Geragos filed his appeal yesterday with the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Fresno.

The Judge ruled that eight search warrants should be unsealed because Peterson has been arrested and charged with killing Laci Peterson and their unborn son.

Defense lawyers failed to support claims that releasing the warrants would hurt their investigation into other suspects. Geragos wants the judge removed from the case. Prosecutors and media lawyers have a week to respond.