Laci Peterson, eight months pregnant, goes missing in Modesto, California, prompting a massive search and an intense police focus on her husband Scott.
With the appearance of Scott Peterson's girlfriend, Amber Frey, media attention on the case escalates.
After the bodies of Laci Peterson and her child turn up in San Francisco Bay, police arrest Scott Peterson, who quickly becomes a national villain.
In the case of the State vs. Scott Peterson, the prosecution asks for the death penalty for the murders of Laci and Conner Peterson while the defense says Peterson is "stone cold innocent."
In what has become one of the most visible murder cases of all time, a jury wrestles with the facts in the Peterson case and produces a verdict that is cheered by thousands.