LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who eagerly sought to be a juror in the murder trial of Scott Peterson and who voted to sentence him to death committed misconduct by not disclosing she had been a crime victim, defense attorneys said Friday in their bid for a new trial. New details show Juror 7 failed to disclose her boyfriend beat her in 2001 while she was pregnant. It was previously revealed that she failed to disclose that while pregnant with another child she obtained a restraining order against the boyfriend's ex-girlfriend, whom she feared would hurt her unborn child. READ MORE: IN PHOTOS: Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Tahoe Vacation Compound Up For Sale, Asking Price: $41 Million Peterson, 48, was sentenced to death in the 2002 murders of his pregnant wife, Laci, and the son she was carrying. "It is apparent from her conduct before, during, and after the trial that during (jury selection) she failed to disclose numerous incidents that posed threats of harm to her unborn children," Peterson's lawyers said. "This enabled her to sit in judgment of Mr. Peterson for the crime of harming his unborn child." A judge is deciding whether to order a new trial… Read full this story
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