The Murder of Laci Peterson — Everyone in America — and, indeed, the world over — was shocked when the body of Laci Peterson, and her unborn son, washed up on a California beach. After testimony and evidence was submitted, it was determined that Scott Peterson — her husband — strangled her in their kitchen on Christmas Eve, 2002, and dumped her body. (Of course, Radar Online reports that Scott was allegedly “blindsided” by the conviction.)
Now, a new documentary series on A&E called “The Murder of Laci Peterson” will revisit this tragic killing, and will include never-before-released prison audio from Scott Peterson, who is currently sitting on death row after his conviction. The series premieres on Tuesday, August 15th, at 10:00 p.m. EST on A&E.
The Murder of Laci Peterson
“A&E is in the business of finding and uncovering the real stories behind some of the most impactful cultural moments that our audience hasn’t heard and ‘The Murder of Laci Peterson’ does exactly that,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, A&E Network. “The media’s obsession with the Scott Peterson trial was unlike anything seen before. This new series will cut through the mass hysteria that has plagued and distorted the reporting of this story to deliver, for the first time, a definitive factual account by those who lived and breathed it every day.”
As the 15th Anniversary of Laci Peterson’s disappearance approaches, “The Murder of Laci Peterson” takes a fresh, new look at the case, reexamining the circumstantial evidence and assessing the media’s influence on the case and its outcome. This documentary series will include unprecedented access to Scott Peterson and his family as they speak directly and candidly about Scott’s conviction. In addition, the series will include interviews with an expansive and impressive list of key eyewitnesses, experts, lawyers, cops, journalists, detectives (professional and amateur), including Nancy Grace, Gloria Allred, Amber Frey, Detectives Jon Buehler and Ed Steele, journalists Ken Auletta and Maureen Orth, reporters Gloria Gomez and Garth Stapley, Scott Peterson’s trial co-counsel Pat Harris, his appellate attorney Cliff Gardner, attorney and CNN and ABC contributor Chris Pixley and local reporter turned CNN correspondent Ted Rowlands among many others.