Watch The Murder of Laci Peterson

This true-crime documentary re-examines the sensationalized murder of a young woman and the subsequent trial of her husband, who was convicted despite there being very little evidence that he committed the crime. Along with laying out the details of the case, the film also examines the role of the media and the public in the exploitation of the tragedy.

Tuesday at 10:00 PM EST on A&E
1 Season, 6 Episodes
August 15, 2017
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Reality
7.4/10
Cast: Gloria Gomez, Ted Rowlands, Nancy Grace, Chris Pixley
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The Murder of Laci Peterson Full Episode Guide

  • New theories emerge in the wake of the verdict condemning Scott Peterson to death by lethal injection.

  • In what has become one of the most visible murder cases of all time, a jury wrestles with the facts in the Peterson case and produces a verdict that is cheered by thousands.

  • In the case of the State vs. Scott Peterson, the prosecution asks for the death penalty for the murders of Laci and Conner Peterson while the defense says Peterson is "stone cold innocent."

  • The bodies of Laci Peterson and her child turn up in San Francisco Bay; police arrest Scott Peterson, who soon becomes a national villain.

  • The appearance of Scott Peterson's girlfriend, Amber Frey, increases media attention on the case.

  • Laci Peterson, eight months pregnant, goes missing in Modesto, Calif., prompting a massive search and an intense police focus on her husband, Scott.

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