The bodies of Laci Peterson and her unborn son are set to be released today to family members. Laci PetersonÂ´s husband, Scott, has pleaded innocent to charges that he murdered his wife. Her family held a memorial service in May. But they postponed the funeral plans.
Meanwhile, Scott PetersonÂ´s defense attorneys have appealed a judgeÂ´s order that would let the public attend the hearing where prosecutors plan to lay out evidence against the accused killer.
A Stanislaus County judge ruled last week that the hearing would remain open, though he later banned cameras and recording devices. PetersonÂ´s lawyer wants the state appeals court to overturn the judgeÂ´s order.
PetersonÂ´s preliminary hearing is set for September Ninth.