Mike Peterson awaits the start of a hearing at the Durham County Courthouse in Durham, N.C. Monday, August 15, 2016. Peterson, who won freedom from a murder conviction after raising doubts about the work and testimony of a state blood analyst, is scheduled to return to Durham County Superior Court on Monday to begin building a case for not having to go through a second trial. Peterson contends that evidence in his 15-year-old case has been improperly preserved. In the hearing this week, Peterson hopes to get testimony from courthouse clerks, police and others to find out more about the handling of boxes that his new attorneys found in disarray after taking over his case. Peterson, 72, awaits a second trial on accusations that he murdered his wife, Kathleen Peterson, on Dec. 9, 2001. at the Durham County Courthouse in Durham, N.C. Monday, August 15, 2016.
Mike Peterson awaits the start of a hearing at the Durham County Courthouse in Durham, N.C. Monday, August 15, 2016. Peterson, who won freedom from a murder conviction after raising doubts about the work and testimony of a state blood analyst, is scheduled to return to Durham County Superior Court on Monday to begin building a case for not having to go through a second trial. Peterson contends that evidence in his 15-year-old case has been improperly preserved. In the hearing this week, Peterson hopes to get testimony from courthouse clerks, police and others to find out more about the handling of boxes that his new attorneys found in disarray after taking over his case. Peterson, 72, awaits a second trial on accusations that he murdered his wife, Kathleen Peterson, on Dec. 9, 2001. at the Durham County Courthouse in Durham, N.C. Monday, August 15, 2016. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
Mike Peterson awaits the start of a hearing at the Durham County Courthouse in Durham, N.C. Monday, August 15, 2016. Peterson, who won freedom from a murder conviction after raising doubts about the work and testimony of a state blood analyst, is scheduled to return to Durham County Superior Court on Monday to begin building a case for not having to go through a second trial. Peterson contends that evidence in his 15-year-old case has been improperly preserved. In the hearing this week, Peterson hopes to get testimony from courthouse clerks, police and others to find out more about the handling of boxes that his new attorneys found in disarray after taking over his case. Peterson, 72, awaits a second trial on accusations that he murdered his wife, Kathleen Peterson, on Dec. 9, 2001. at the Durham County Courthouse in Durham, N.C. Monday, August 15, 2016. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com

Mike Peterson to return to Durham County court

August 14, 2016 10:17 AM