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Attorney Wants To Talk To Mike Peterson Before Civil Trial

Posted June 2, 2006 6:39 a.m. EDT
Updated November 14, 2006 1:18 p.m. EST

— An attorney is headed to court to try and interview Mike Peterson in prison.

The Durham novelist is serving a life sentence for killing his wife, Kathleen. His civil trial will get under way later in June.

A judge already found Peterson liable. The latest trial is to determine the amount of damages.

Caitlin Atwater's attorney wants to depose him before the civil trial. Atwater is Peterson's stepdaughter.

A judge will hear the request next week.