November 3, 2004 - Jury deliberations begin.
November 12, 2004 - Peterson is found guilty of 1st degree murder for Laci's death and 2nd degree murder for son Conner's death. - The 1st-degree charge usually carries a potential sentence of 25 years to life with the chance of parole but in this case, the jury finds that "special circumstances" apply in Laci's death, and he could face a death sentence or life in prison without parole. - The second-degree charge carries a potential sentence of 15 years to life.
November 30-December 9, 2004 - Penalty phase. Sharon Rocha testifies, crying and even shouting at Scott several times. Scott's parents and half-sister testify for the defense.
December 13, 2004 - The jury recommends that Peterson be sentenced to death.
March 16, 2005 - Judge Alfred Delucchi follows the recommendation of the jury and sentences Peterson to death.
October 21, 2005 - A judge rules that proceeds from a $250,000 life insurance policy Scott Peterson took out on Laci will go to Laci's mother.
July 12, 2006 - Scott Peterson gives a videotaped deposition for a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit filed by Laci's family.
October 31, 2007 - The Fifth District Court of Appeal reaffirms an October 21, 2005 ruling that Sharon Rocha should get the $250,000 life insurance payout for Laci's death.
April 2009 - Laci Peterson's parents drop their wrongful death lawsuit against Scott Peterson.
July 5, 2012 - Peterson's automatic appeal is filed in the California Supreme Court.