WHAT'S NEXT: Scott Peterson is scheduled to be formally sentenced Feb. 25 for the murders of his wife, Laci, and her fetus. The judge has the option of reducing the jury's death sentence recommendation to life without parole, but it is highly unusual for judges to make such moves.
WHERE HE'LL SERVE: Peterson will remain in the San Mateo County Jail until he is sentenced. If the death sentence stands, he will be sent to California's death row at San Quentin State Prison.
PRISON LIFE: Cell doors on two of the three units at San Quentin look past walkways patrolled by rifle-toting guards and out at San Francisco Bay, where prosecutors say Peterson dumped his wife's body. Peterson will be relatively protected by the solitary housing units at San Quentin, but prisoners share places like exercise yards, which have proven dangerous to inmates in the past.
ROGUE'S GALLERY: Peterson will join a celebrity rogue's gallery that includes serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the Night Stalker for his 14 Los Angeles murders in the 1980s, and Stanley "Tookie" Williams, who co-founded the Crips street gang more than 30 years ago in Los Angeles but was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for writing a series of children's books.
LONG WAIT: Peterson still might not be executed for decades — if ever — and it can take years for even the first phase of the appeals process to begin. Since California brought back capital punishment in 1978, only 10 executions have been carried out. The last execution, in 2002, was for a murder committed in 1980. California is home to the nation's most clogged death row, with about 650 people in all.
JURORS: Jurors are not allowed to accept any payments or incentives of any kind for their stories for 90 days. The judge told them they are free to speak about the case, but gifts such as limousine rides, hotel rooms or even the promise of future payment for their stories is illegal until after the three-month period.