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A&E examines Scott Peterson trial in new docuseries

A&E Network will explore the infamous Scott Peterson trial in the upcoming limited documentary series, The Murder of Laci Peterson. Laci Peterson was the subject of a nationwide media frenzy after ...
July 17, 2017

A&E Network will explore the infamous Scott Peterson trial in the upcoming limited documentary series, The Murder of Laci Peterson.

Laci Peterson was the subject of a nationwide media frenzy after she went missing while eight months pregnant on Christmas Eve in 2002. Her body and that of her unborn child were discovered on the shores of San Francisco Bay four months later.

While her husband, Scott, was convicted of murder and and is on death row, little is known about how, when and where Laci died.

Produced by Left/Right and BQE Films, The Murder of Laci Peterson takes a new look at the case, re-examines the circumstantial evidence and investigates the media’s influence on the case and its outcome. The six-episode docuseries also includes access to Scott and his family as they speak directly about his conviction.

In addition, the series will include interviews with key eyewitnesses, experts, lawyers, cops, journalists and professional and amateur detectives, 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.

Executive producers for the series include Left/Right’s Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman and John Marks. Executive producers for BQE Films are Shareen Anderson and Po Kutchins. Executive producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Amy Savitsky, Brad Abramson and Emily Flood. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the series.

The Murder of Laci Peterson is set to premiere Aug. 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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