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D.A. Wants Death Penalty for Peterson

Stanislaus County District Attorney James Brazelton says he wants to persue the death penalty for Scott Peterson if he´s convicted of killing his wife Laci, and their unborn child.

Brazelton made that comment on “The John Walsh Show,” which was taped in downtown Modesto on Wednesday. After the show was over, he said that it was only his opinion and was not an official announcement.

Brazelton says that if it was his decision alone, he would “no doubt” seek the death penalty. He says the official decision will be made by a committee of trial lawyers in his office, which would also consult first with Laci Peterson´s family.