Milestones Dec. 27, 2004

EXECUTION RECOMMENDED. For SCOTT PETERSON, 32, fertilizer salesman convicted, after a sensational five-month trial, of murdering his wife Laci and their unborn son Conner; by a jury in Redwood City, Calif. Judge Alfred Delucchi could reduce the sentence to life in prison at the formal sentencing in February.

CHARGED. AARON SPEED, 21, security guard for Hunters Brooke, a tony housing development under construction in southern Maryland; with setting fires on Dec. 6 that destroyed 10 houses and damaged 16 others in the worst arson case in the state's history; in Charles County. Court documents suggest that Speed had a grudge against...

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