Judge: Insurance payout will go to Laci’s mother

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week A $25 million wrongful death lawsuit filed against Scott Peterson by Laci Peterson’s family is set for trial in April. Neither Rocha nor Scott Peterson’s attorney could be reached for comment Friday. FRESNO – A judge has ruled that the $250,000 life insurance policy that Scott Peterson had taken out on his wife will go instead to her mother. Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Roger Beauchesne said Friday that, because Scott Peterson was convicted of killing his pregnant wife, Laci, and the fetus she carried, he is not entitled to collect the benefits of her life insurance policy. Under state law, criminals cannot profit from their crimes. The judge said the money should go to the executor of her estate, which is Laci Peterson’s mother, Sharon Rocha. Scott Peterson was sentenced to death earlier this year for killing his wife and their unborn son, whose bodies were found on the shore of San Francisco Bay months after her December 2002 disappearance. last_img read more