Scott Peterson's execution date has not been set, as of 2015. In March 2005, the courts sentenced Scott Peterson to death as punishment for the murder of his wife, Laci Peterson, and her unborn son.
In a case that garnered significant national attention, Scott Peterson claims to be innocent and maintains that publicity surrounding the case was inherently unfair. As such, he has appealed his sentence to the California Supreme Court. Given the extent of the backlog of cases before the court, the length of time required to navigate the appeals process, and the fact that California has not executed anyone since 2006, some commentators predict that Peterson can expect to die in prison rather than face execution.