Judge: Mike Peterson Appeal Must Be Settled Before Civil Lawsuit
Posted July 27, 2006 11:28 a.m. EDT
Updated November 14, 2006 1:18 p.m. EST
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.