Scott Peterson has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in Modesto. He was formally charged this morning with the murders of his wife, Laci Peterson and the couple´s unborn son, Conner. A bail hearing is set for May 6th. A pre-trial hearing will be held on May 19th.
Prosecutors said in the official filing that Peterson acted “intentionally, deliberately and with premeditation” in killing Laci Peterson and the couple´s unborn child. Since Scott Peterson is charged with more than one murder, the D.A. could seek the death penalty, but has not said if he will do so.
The 30-year-old Peterson has denied having anything to do with his wife´s disappearance. She was eight months pregnant at the time. Her body and that of the couple´s unborn son were found on the shore of San Francisco Bay last week.