Laci Peterson's mother files suit to bar profits from daughter

Monday, September 29, 2003

MODESTO, Calif. -- The mother of Laci Peterson has filed a lawsuit seeking to bar Scott Peterson from making a profit in the death of his wife and unborn child.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in Stanislaus County Superior Court, asks a judge to transfer any income stemming from the high-profile murder case or from the sale of publishing rights -- such as a book or movie deal -- to a trust account held for the "victims beneficiaries."

Scott Peterson is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Laci Peterson and their son, Conner.

He could face the death penalty if convicted.

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