Scott Peterson’s Family Wants Him Moved from San Quentin Amid COVID Outbreak
Scott petersonThe death sentence may have been overturned, but the family of the convicted murderer believe he could die in prison soon anyway from COVID-19 … and they are pushing for a transfer.
Peterson’s lawyer, Cliff Gardner, tells TMZ … Scott’s family is primarily concerned about his health following the widespread and fatal coronavirus outbreak at San Quentin State Prison.
Peterson is currently locked up in San Quentin, and over the past month the prison has reportedly seen cases increase and up to two-thirds of the prison has been infected. He currently heads the California prison system for infections and deaths.
With those grim numbers in mind, Gardner says his goal is to place Peterson in the safest possible prison allowed by California law to keep him safe.
However, according to California prison officials … there are no plans to move him, and he will remain in San Quentin for the time being.
As we reported … the California Supreme Court overturned Peterson’s death sentence for the murder of his wife and unborn child in 2002 on Christmas Eve. The court ruled that the trial judge in the case erred in dismissing the prospective jurors.
A spokesperson for the Stanislaus County District Attorney told us the office must now decide whether to attempt to reinstate the death penalty or accept life in prison without the possibility of parole. The California Supreme Court rejected the death penalty because jurors who were inclined to oppose it were unfairly eliminated from the jury panel.
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