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Mike Peterson Declares Bankruptcy; Civil Trial Postponed

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DURHAM, N.C. — Convicted killer Mike Peterson has declared bankruptcy.

Peterson is serving a life sentence for killing his wife, Kathleen. Shortly after his conviction, a judge ruled he would be held liable for her death.

A civil trial to determine a damage amount was scheduled to start next Monday. It's now delayed indefinitely.

Peterson's stepdaughter, Caitlyn Atwater, filed the civil suit against him.

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