Laci Peterson's family on Wednesday addressed convicted murderer Scott Peterson for the first time in 17 years while giving emotional statements to a San Mateo, California, courtroom.
Their statements came Wednesday before San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo resentenced Scott Peterson — who was convicted in 2002 of murdering Laci Peterson, his pregnant wife, and their unborn son — to life in prison.
"It's been 19 years, and there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about my sister," Amy Rocha, Laci's sister, said Wednesday.
Peterson was sentenced to life in prison 19 years ago and was resentenced to life in prison Wednesday after the Supreme Court overruled his sentence in August 2020 amid allegations of juror misconduct. Laci's family members were allowed to give statements on her behalf.
Amy, who choked up while giving her statement, said she feels "cheated" out of a relationship with her sister, who would have been 49 Wednesday, and her unborn son, whom she would have named Conner and who would have been 18 on Wednesday.
"I don't know how you go on living," she said, adding that she hopes Peterson is "punished in this life and after."
Brent Rocha, Laci's brother, said his family has been "devastated and traumatized," describing his sister as "a vibrant, young woman, who was living her life to the fullest" as an expectant mother.
He added that he believes Peterson "deserves death" and "the most severe sentence possible."... (Read more)
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