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Watch LIVE: Death sentence appeal hearing for wife and baby killer, Scott Peterson, begins

California killer Scott Peterson, accused of murdering his wife and unborn son, is scheduled for an appeal hearing before the California Supreme Court.

Peterson, currently on death row at San Quentin prison, is fighting for a new trial and a chance to get off of death row. Defense attorneys argue that Peterson didn’t receive a fair trial in 2004, when he was convicted of killing wife, Laci Peterson, and her unborn child, Conner.

Peterson’s defense filed a brief in 2012, outlining the details of the appeal. The defense claimed that the publicity of the case threatened the outcome of the trial. The brief stated that a San Mateo County judge failed to move the trial far enough away to get a fair trial for Peterson.

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The defense also accused the judge of dismissing jurors who did not believe in the death penalty, which according to Peterson’s lawyers, prevented from hearing the case fully and following the supposed lack of evidence.

Watch the hearing below.

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[Feature Photo: Scott Peterson/Police Handout; Laci Peterson/Family Handout]