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Later today, lawyers for murder suspect Scott Peterson will ask a judge in Modesto to toss out the results of two wiretaps that monitored thousands of PetersonĀ“s calls after the disappearance of his pregnant wife, Laci. According to court papers, police logged 3,858 phone calls made to Scott Peterson.

Some of those conversations will be questioned by defense lawyers who claim prosecutors engaged in misconduct because police eavesdropped on protected conversations between Peterson and his lawyer.

The hearing this morning will also cover requests by more than 20 reporters who want to listen to tapes of their own wiretapped conversations with Peterson. Most of those journalists want those calls blocked from evidence under a state law that protects reporters from revealing unpublished work.

Peterson has pleaded innocent to two counts of murder for allegedly killing his wife and their unborn son.

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