Scott Peterson was sentenced to 20 years for the murder of his unborn baby and his pregnant wife.
During the proceedings in California, the 49-year-old prisoner laughed and made notes.
The juror at the center of the misconduct claims is Richelle Nice, who gained media attention during the trial for having bright red hair and wearing colorful outfits.
“We wanted to see it all the way through to the end,”After the verdict, Nice spoke to reporters.
In a surprising twist, Nice became pen pals in prison with the convicted murderer. In 2006, she spoke out to Inside Edition about their strange relationship.
“I know it all sounds crazy, because I’m one of the ones who put him away. He wanted to know how I was doing and how the trial affected me,”Nice.
Peterson claims that Nice said she was once beaten by her boyfriend while she was pregnant in one of the letters. Peterson’s attorney says Nice failed to disclose this before the trial and claims it proves she had bias in the case — an allegation Nice denies.
Nice was seen at the courthouse earlier in this year.
The judge will have 90 days to decide whether Peterson will receive a new trial.