California judge rejects new murder trial for Scott Peterson


              FILE - This Oct. 21, 2022, photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Scott Peterson. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, a California judge rejected a new murder trial for Peterson, nearly 20 years after he was charged with dumping the bodies of his pregnant wife and the unborn child they planned to name Conner into the San Francisco Bay on Christmas Eve 2002. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Scott Peterson, right, arrives at a county jail in Modesto, Calif., coming from San Diego on April 19, 2003, after he was arrested in connection with the death of his wife, Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant when she vanished on Christmas Eve. A California judge on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, rejected a new murder trial for Peterson, nearly 20 years after he was charged with dumping the bodies of his pregnant wife and the unborn child they planned to name Conner into the San Francisco Bay on Christmas Eve 2002. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
            
              FILE - Scott Peterson, right, talks with attorney Cliff Gardner during a hearing at the San Mateo County Superior Court in Redwood City, Calif., Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. A California judge has rejected a new murder trial for Peterson. The decision Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, comes nearly 20 years after Peterson was charged with dumping the bodies of his pregnant wife, Laci, and the unborn child they planned to name Conner into San Francisco Bay on Christmas Eve 2002. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Photographs of Laci Peterson are placed at a memorial outside the home of Scott and Laci Peterson, Sunday, April 20, 2003 in Modesto, Calif. A California judge has rejected a new murder trial for Scott Peterson. The decision Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, comes nearly 20 years after Peterson was charged with dumping the bodies of his pregnant wife, Laci, and the unborn child they planned to name Conner into San Francisco Bay on Christmas Eve 2002. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
            
              FILE - Scott Peterson listens during a a hearing to determine whether he gets a new trial for the 2002 murder of his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, and unborn son because of juror misconduct at the San Mateo County Superior Court in Redwood City, Calif., on Feb. 25, 2022. A California judge on Tuesday, Dec. 20, rejected a new murder trial for Peterson, nearly 20 years after he was charged with dumping the bodies of his pregnant wife and the unborn child they planned to name Conner into the San Francisco Bay on Christmas Eve 2002. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool, File)
California judge rejects new murder trial for Scott Peterson