Jurors have two choices should they decide to convict Peterson -- first- or second-degree murder. First-degree convictions, carrying the death penalty of life without parole, would mean jurors believe Peterson planned the killings in advance. Second-degree murder convictions don't require a finding of premeditation, and carry sentences of 15-years-to-life for each count.
Мэээ... :) Пожизненное заключение равно высшей мере наказания? :)