WRAL.com archive: Mike Peterson case
5:55 a.m. • 5-19-13
On Dec. 9, 2001, Kathleen Peterson was found dead in a pool of blood at the bottom of a staircase in her home. Her husband, Durham novelist Michael Peterson, was convicted of first-degree murder. After almost a decade of appeals, questions about testimony from an agent of the state crime lab freed him. He is living at a friend's house in Durham while he awaits a new trial.