Unlike his contemporaries on California’s Death Row, convicted murderer Scott Peterson is living a “cushy” and “exclusive” lifestyle, despite showing no remorse for his crimes, Fox News is reporting.
To be fair, life is hardly easy for anyone on San Quentin’s Death Row. Most prisoners are in their cells 23 or 24 hours per day, rarely seeing the light of day, interacting with other prisoners, or visiting their families.
But investigative reporter Nancy Mulane’s excursions inside San Quentin reveal a far different situation for Peterson. Mulane is one of the few people to have seen Scott Peterson since his incarceration in the maximum-security penitentiary. She tells Fox News‘ Geraldo Rivera what she saw.
“I saw this quite, I would have to say, buff-looking young man with his shirt off. And he was playing basketball. He looked like you were watching some college athletes out on a neighborhood court play basketball.”
Compared to other prisoners on San Quentin’s Death Row, Scott Peterson is living The Life of Reilly.
“They are not having the life Scott Peterson is having. Scott Peterson has an exclusive life inside San Quentin.”
In fact, according to The Daily Mail, Peterson has access to a rooftop basketball half court, lives in a private cell in an “exclusive” area of the prison, and is able to socialize with other prisoners – all privileges not given to other Death Row inmates.
Scott Peterson made international headlines in 2002 when his wife, Laci Peterson, was reported missing. At first, Peterson’s friends and family supported him. However, inconsistencies in his story, and the revelation that he was involved in several extramarital affairs, would eventually be his undoing.
In April 2003, a fetus washed ashore near San Francisco. The fetus would later be identified as the unborn son of Scott and Laci. The next day, the torso of a woman – identified as Laci Peterson – also washed ashore.
On March 16, 2005, Scott Peterson was sentenced to death. He’s unlikely to ever be executed, however, since California last put an inmate to death in 2006.
Since his incarceration, Peterson has shown no remorse and taken no responsibility for his crimes, according to Mulane. He maintains his innocence to this day; In July 2012, according to this Inquisitr report, Peterson filed an appeal of his sentence, saying that the media attention brought about by the crime biased potential jurors. The appeal is still making its way through the courts.
As of this post, it’s not clear exactly how or why Scott Peterson has managed to secure for himself a life on Death Row that’s “cushy” compared to other Death Row inmates.