After over 11 hours of deliberation, the jury announced its decision – it will be death by injection for Mr. Scott Peterson. They opted not to give him life without parole, not wanting to allow him to have a life, where he could read, and write letters etc.
According to CNN, Peterson still might not be executed for decades, if ever. That is because California’s death row has grown to house about 650 condemned men and women since the state brought back capital punishment in 1978.
Since then, only 10 executions have been carried out — the last one in 2002. It can take years for even the first phase of the appeals process to begin.