On Christimas Eve 2002, Scott Peterson murdered his 27-year-old wife, Laci Peterson. She was eight months pregnant with their first child, a baby boy to be named Connor. Sometime that morning, Scott dumped Laci’s body in the San Francisco Bay on what he claimed was a fishing trip. On April 13, 2003, the decomposing body of a late term baby boy was found washed up on shore. The next day, Laci’s body was discovered, too badly decomposed to determine a cause of death. Her head, arms and legs were missing. It was revealed that Scott had several extramarital affairs. Peterson even went as far as to refer to himself as a widower before he had murdered Laci. This detail helped convict him of first and second degree murder.
Scott Peterson is currently on death row at San Quentin State Prison.