Laci Rocha Peterson, 27, was nearly eight months pregnant with her first child when on Dec. 24, 2002, her stepfather reported her missing from her Modesto, Calif., home. The case of two young lives cut too short.
A look in photos at the guilty verdict and subsequent death sentence handed down in Scott Peterson’s murder trial. Peterson was tried in 2004 for the death of his wife Laci and their unborn child.
On November 12, 2004, a jury found Scott Peterson guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his pregnant wife Laci, and second-degree murder in the death of their unborn child. The case, rife with twists and surprises, attracted national media attention and became one of the most memorable murder trials of the decade.
Amber was happily dating a new man, Scott, who had "lost" his wife and would be spending Christmas without her. She found out 15 days later that he was married to missing pregnant woman Laci Peterson who had disappeared 14 days earlier. A look in photos at the other woman in the Laci Peterson murder case.
On August 10, 2004, Amber Frey took the stand for the first time to testify against her former lover Scott Peterson in his murder trial. Peterson was famously sentenced to death for murdering his pregnant wife Laci.