Ten years after he was sentenced to death in a murder case that gripped the nation, notorious California killer Scott Peterson is living what's been described as a “cushy” life behind bars, reports U-T San Diego. In a special last weekend, Geraldo Rivera talked to journalist Nancy Mullane, who has seen the killer in prison and described him as a “quite buff looking young man” as he played basketball shirtless in white boxer shorts with other inmates outside. She said the scene looked like “some college athletes out on a neighborhood court.” Mullane said Peterson is housed in the best section of San Quentin Prison, which includes a basketball court, an outdoor shower and toilet, tables and a roof shielding the inmates from the sun.
Some men on death row in their cells 23 to 24 hours per day and rarely see another person, but “they are not having the life Scott Peterson is having,” she said. ” Scott Peterson has an exclusive life inside San Quentin.” Peterson, 42, was convicted of killing his 27-year-old wife Laci, who was eight months pregnant with the couple's first child, in 2002. He dumped her body and that of her baby boy into San Francisco Bay. He was sentenced on March 16, 2005, to die by lethal injection. The last execution in California occurred in 2006; there are 745 inmates on death row.