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Scott Peterson: Life in prison 10 years after killing wife Laci

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Mar 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-23 13:48:11-04

Ten years following Scott Peterson's conviction of first-degree murder of his wife, Laci, he lives what is considered a luxurious life in prison, according to a Fox News report.

Peterson, 42, was also convicted of second-degree murder for the death of his unborn child.

According to the report from Geraldo Rivera who spoke with author Nancy Mulane, the inmate looked like a college athlete playing on his neighborhood court rather than what would be expected for death row inmates. Mulane is one of a few people who have had a glimpse of Peterson and what she considers to be his comfortable lifestyle inside San Quentin State Prison.

"It sounds to me that what you've described is the cushiest environment that you've seen," Rivera said to the author.

Mulane said there are men who "are serving death sentences in California .... they live in cells 23, 24 hours a day, without getting out, without seeing another person, without even seeing another inmate on death row. They are not having the life Scott Peterson is having."

"Scott Peterson has an exclusive life inside San Quentin," she said.

Peterson has not taken responsibility for killing Laci and the unborn baby, Mulane said.

Laci Peterson disappeared on Christmas Eve in 2002 and her body was recovered on the shoreline of San Francisco Bay in 2003, where Scott Peterson had been boating on the day of her disappearance.

Scott Peterson was arrested in April of that year and convicted of the murders in March 2005. He was sentenced to death by legal injection.