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Scott Peterson death sentence upheld

[JURIST] California Judge Alfred A. Delucchi Wednesday denied Scott Peterson's request for a new trial [defense motion, PDF; prosecution response, PDF] and upheld the jury recommendation [JURIST report] that Peterson be sentenced to death. Scott Peterson [CourtTV case backgrounder] was found guilty [JURIST report] of first-degree murder for the death of his wife, Laci Peterson, and second-degree murder for his unborn child, Conner. In denying the request for a new trial, Judge Delucchi called the murders "cruel, uncaring, heartless and callous." AP has more.

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