State to Repay Some Peterson Case Costs

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The state will reimburse only a fraction of the more than $3 million that Modesto police and Stanislaus County spent investigating and prosecuting Scott Peterson in the murder of his pregnant wife, officials said.

The county got $764,059 from the state Monday -- $1 million less than officials requested.

State auditors have determined that only $95,513 of police costs will be paid back, said city lobbyist Terry McHale.