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Peterson Separated From Inmates During Probe

Posted July 13, 2007
Updated July 14, 2007

— Convicted killer Michael Peterson has been segregated from other inmates while Nash Correctional Institution officials investigate allegations against him, authorities said.

Peterson, a former author and Durham political candidate, was convicted of killing his wife, Kathleen, in December 2001. He is serving a life sentence.

Prison officials have separated him from other inmates for 15 days during an investigation of allegations inmates made against him, authorities said.

During that time, he is confined to his cell for 23 hours a day, authorities said.


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  • bbad238 Jul 14, 2007

    Oooook, separated for what reason? This shouldn't even be a news story if there isn't enough detail.

  • Tax Man Jul 14, 2007

    Me thinks that some of the inmates were interested in probing Peterson and he objected, so the inmates complained. Truly the biggest complaint inmates make is someone switching the channel on the TV. Can't wait to see what this is really about.

  • SpunkyGrits The One and Only Jul 14, 2007

    floyd_lawson....too funny!

  • floyd_lawson Jul 14, 2007

    Q: How do you seperate Michael Peterson from other inmates?

    A: With a crowbar.

  • none123 Jul 14, 2007

    A Durham political candidate. (((smerk))).

  • gopanthers Jul 14, 2007

    somebody already said this but I want to play to. laci was not Mike Peterson's Wife. She was Scott Peterson's Wife out west.
    Yippy for once I knew something. No relation. LOL

  • lil_elmo_n_clayton Jul 14, 2007


    i was thinking the exact same thing.

  • FE Jul 14, 2007

    The death of Laci P in California has absolutely nothing to do with this North Carolina murderer.

  • littleredwolfie Jul 14, 2007

    Yesterday must have been a slow day for news!!! This headline is way over the top. It is standard DOC procedure to segregate inmates who have committed an infraction (rule violation). This is nothing new. This sort of thing happens every day.

  • ger Jul 14, 2007

    segregation in prison.........gosh does it stop anywhere?