There are no medical examiners in Contra Costa county, only Coroners.
How do I know?
I live in Contra Costa County.
He listed it as a homocide, which is the crime that Scott Peterson has been convicted of.
Get over it.
I, too, live in CoCo County. Mr. Shulman seems to think that a finding of homicide by a coroner is merely pro forma, and can't be relied upon. How interesting. If that were the case, we wouldn't have been able to convict murdered in this county. He doesn't seem to know or understand that coroners have the legal authority to make findings regarding the manner of deatah - findings that are legally defensible.
If there were no finding of homicide, then why didn't the judge just throw the case out of court, scold the prosecutors about wasting his time, apologize to Scott and then set him free?