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Scott Peterson Wrongful Death Trial Delayed

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Scott Peterson, convicted of killing his pregnant wife, is heading to court again – this time civil court.

Laci Peterson’s parents have filed a multimillion-dollar wrongful death lawsuit against him for their daughter’s murder.

On Friday, a Superior Court Judge, in Stanislaus County, ruled Peterson would stand trial in the civil case. In 2003, he was found guilty of murdering his pregnant wife and dumping her body in the San Francisco Bay on Christmas Eve 2002.

A videotape made by Peterson, from prison, was showed at Friday’s hearing alleging his innocence.

The civil trial was originally scheduled to begin on July 8, but the judge granted a motion for delay until July 21, when lawyers will meet in court and a judge will set a new trial date.