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Scott Peterson Pleads Innocent

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.