DA to drop death penalty retrial against Scott Peterson, his attorney says
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In an about-face, the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office informed one of Scott Peterson’s attorneys on Friday that they no longer plan to pursue the death penalty against him, another of Peterson’s attorneys said. Pat Harris said the District Attorney’s Office served Peterson’s attorney, Andras Farkas, with the notice on Friday and a third attorney notified Harris. Farkas, an attorney with the Habeas Corpus Resource Center, who worked on Peterson’s death penalty appeal, could not be reached for comment. District Attorney Birgit Fladager and Assistant District Att...