Parents of Laci Peterson drop wrongful death lawsuit against death row inmate Scott Peterson

Wrongful death suit against Scott Peterson dropped

MODESTO, Calif. — A wrongful death lawsuit against convicted killer Scott Peterson over the death of his pregnant wife has been dropped.

A Stanislaus County (Calif.) Superior Court official says Laci Peterson’s parents, Dennis and Sharon Rocha, dropped the claim against their former son-in-law last week.

A hearing had been scheduled for Thursday.

Peterson is on death row at San Quentin State Prison. He was convicted in 2004 of murdering his wife and their unborn child. His conviction is on appeal.

In his videotaped deposition for the civil trial, he denied killing Laci Peterson, and asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination 195 times.

Attorneys involved in the case could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Information from: The Modesto Bee, www.modbee.com

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