Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, there are more than one case involving murdering men named Peterson. Scott and Laci were preceded by another Peterson surname, as Durham, NC writer Mike Peterson, who claims his wife slipped on the stairs and hit her head. The prosecution says he beat her to death -- and the massive head trauma and the wild amount of blood she is found in seems to indicate this is no ordinary fall.
Director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade somehow gained complete and immediate access to the Peterson defense, following the trial every step of the way, starting with Peterson's arraignment. This six-hour, eight-part miniseries is now airing on the Sundance Channel.
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