After serving eight years behind
bars Peterson, 68, was released following a ruling that former State Bureau of
Investigation agent Duane Deaver, a key prosecution witness, misled jurors
about the strength of bloodstain evidence.
Judge Orlando Hudson ruled that
Deaver misled jurors at Peterson's trial when he testified that his analysis of
blood spatter showed beyond any doubt that Kathleen Peterson died after being
struck by her husband three times with a blunt object.
In July, the Court of Appeals ruled
that Peterson should get a new trial.