In 2005, Scott Peterson was sentenced to death for the murder of his eight-months-pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner. However, over the course of the last ten-years Peterson hasn’t shown remorse or even admitted to his crimes. Unbelievably, a new special one-hour report with Nancy Mulane, author of “Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption,” reveals that Peterson is living a “cushy” life on death row in California’s San Quentin prison.
Mulane told Fox News reporter, Geraldo Rivera, about her interview with Peterson and said he has a surprisingly privileged life. She said, “I saw this quite, I would have to say, buff-looking young man with his shirt off. And he was playing basketball. He looked like you were watching some college athletes out on a neighborhood court play basketball.”
She said that Peterson has a single cell inside an exclusive part of the prison and described it as the best accommodations he could hope to have. In the news segment, Mulane also explained that Peterson has access to outdoor facilities, including a protective roof, and even a basketball court.
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Geraldo said, “You’ve been around a lot of prisons. It sounds to me like what you describe is the cushiest environment that you’ve seen.” Then Mulane explained that there are some death row prisoners in California who are in total isolation and stay in their cells for 23 or 24 hours a day. Usually those inmates never get out or have contact with other prisoners. He said, “They are not having the life Scott Peterson is having. Scott Peterson has an exclusive life inside San Quentin.”
In 2012, Peterson’s attorneys filed a 423-page appeal with the California Supreme Court claiming he is innocent and had nothing to do with the murders. Thankfully, in 2004 President George Bush signed the Unborn Victims of Violence Bill, which provides greater protection and justice for pregnant women and their unborn children who are attacked or killed outside the context of abortion.
While 31 states already had similar laws in place, the federal bill states “Whoever engages in conduct that violates any of the provisions of law… and thereby causes the death of, or bodily injury to, a child, who is in utero at the time the conduct takes place, is guilty of a separate offense under this section.”
After Laci and Conner’s death, Laci’s mother, Sharon Rocha said, “I can only hope that the sound of Laci’s voice, begging for her life, begging for the life of her unborn child, is heard over and over and over again in the mind of that person every day for the rest of his life.”
Watch the video below to learn about Peterson’s life on death row.