Laci Peterson Update

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The defense plans to continue its examination of a police detective in the Scott Peterson double-murder trial Thursday.

Wednesday, defense attorney Mark Geragos picked apart the testimony of detective Allen Brocchini who first investigated the disappearance of Peterson's wife Laci.

Geragos highlighted an inaccuracy in the investigator's police report and got the detective to admit he had destroyed notes taken during an interview with Scott Peterson shortly after his wife disappeared.

Geragos' motion for a mistrial yesterday was denied. He made the request after a juror was dismissed because of a conversation with Laci Peterson's brother that was recorded on videotape. The juror has since criticized prosecutors in media interviews.

Prosecutors are still calling witnesses, and Peterson's lawyers have yet to mount his defense in the fourth week of the trial.

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