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Court Reporters Complete Transcripts Of Mike Peterson Trial

Posted February 24, 2005 10:40 a.m. EST

— The trial transcripts in the Mike Peterson case are finally finished.

It has taken court reporters more than a year to complete the task.

The transcripts span 77 volumes and includes more than 13,000 pages of testimony, motions and arguments.

The Durham novelist was convicted of killing his wife, Kathleen, in the couple's Forest Hills mansion.

Because Peterson was declared indigent, taxpayers have to foot the bill for the transcripts. It adds up to nearly $32,000.