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Peterson loses single-cell privilege

Posted July 9, 2010

— Durham novelist Mike Peterson, who is serving a life sentence at Nash Correctional Institution  has lost his single-cell privileges.

Peterson told WRAL News that he had too many stamps and too much peanut butter and orange juice in his cell and was in violation of prison rules.

Those infractions earned him a move to the prison's dormitory housing.

Peterson was convicted in 2003 of murdering of his wife, Kathleen. She was found dead in a pool of blood at the bottom of a staircase in the couple's home on Dec. 9, 2001.

He has maintained she died in an accidental fall.


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  • affirmativediversity Jul 9, 2010

    Why didn't he just explain that the stamps and peanut butter really belongs to an owl...

    c'mon its plausible...LOL!

  • One Good Dad Jul 9, 2010

    nice one Cousin...

  • kikinc Jul 9, 2010

    cousineddie-You just made me spit my drink through my nose! Too funny!

  • koolady Jul 9, 2010

    My heart bleeds....................

  • cousineddie_needs_lovin Jul 9, 2010

    I wonder if he is now going to get to share tossed salad with his new roomies?

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jul 9, 2010

    He shouldn't get special privileges especially if he killed his wife, or anyone.

  • awomnsptofview Jul 9, 2010

    Looks like Mikey does not adjust well to obeying the rules.. Her are his infractions so far..

    04/09/2010 DISOBEY ORDER
    04/09/2010 THEFT OF PROPERTY
    08/04/2007 MISUSE MEDICINE

    I'm guess the the no threat contraband is his orange juice and
    peanut butter. Sounds funny, but rules are rules. Maybe him and Rae Carruth can get to be buddies..tehre...lol

  • Lead by Example Jul 9, 2010

    Can't say I feel sorry for him, murderers should have no rights once they're in prison post-conviction.

  • LOWES25 Jul 9, 2010

    They are putting him exactly where he needs to be. Have fun Michael....