Judge: Mike Peterson Appeal Must Be Settled Before Civil Lawsuit
Posted July 27, 2006
Updated November 14, 2006
Peterson was sentenced to life in prison more than two years ago in the slaying of his wife, Kathleen.
Peterson is appealing his conviction and wants a new trial.
Caitlin Atwater, Mike Peterson's stepdaughter, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. According to Atwater's attorney, Peterson filed bankruptcy to avoid a civil trial.