Meet Clayton Peterson, the older son of Michael Peterson. He is also one of the subjects of HBO Max’s The Staircase, the 2001 murder case of his step-mom Kathleen Peterson. So, it is natural for readers to have an eagerness to know where he is now.
Below, we cover his age, job, wife, and his social media reach. So, keep reading to learn more about Clayton.
Meet Clayton Peterson, Michael Peterson Son
Clayton Sumner Peterson is the oldest son of Michael Peterson. He was born to his parents while they were in Germany. It appears that Michael wasn’t the only one with a troubled past. As reported, in April 1994, Clayton broke into Duke University’s main administration building and planted a 2-inch pipe bomb in a bottle of gasoline, along with a threatening note.
The bomb was set to explode in the registrar’s office but never went off. Nonetheless, he also stole University photo I.D. equipment and blank student ID cards. His father tried to pass it off as a childish prank, while he was facing a maximum of 30 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.
At the time, Clayton was only 19 years old.
In August 1994, Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Glaser shared that Clayton was “dangerous” and “out of control,” and that he blew up a telephone booth in Germany and had 6 pipebombs in his house. He was also sent to prison in 1993 for drunken driving and resisting arrest when, after being handcuffed, he tried to escape. Later that same year, Clayton was arrested for speeding and driving while impaired.
Although Clayton everything was a hoax, he was reportedly sent to prison for four years. After doing his prison time, he enrolled at N.C. State University, where he became an honors student and was valedictorian of his class last year. Clayton was also a post-graduate student at N.C. State in computer engineering.
He has also received credits on IMDB for appearances on WRAL Murder Trials (2006-2016), The Staircase (2004-2013), Dateline NBC (2013), and a few other shows.
Where Is Clayton Peterson Today?
Clayton Peterson is currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland. The most recent that we know Clayton publicly spoke of was when his mother Patricia died in July 2021. He spoke with News & Record and spoke of his mother. He told, “She was a very kind person. She touched so many lives.”
He also revealed to that outlet that his parents were staying together in the same southwest Durham apartment starting two years before. He pointed out, “They were companions. They took care of each other”.
Clayton Peterson Age
As of 2022, Clayton Peterson is 47 years old. He was born on 13 December 1974.
Clayton Peterson Job Now
According to LinkedIn, Clayton Peterson is working as an Electrical/FPGA/Digital/PCB Engineer at Broadcast Sports Intl. He has been working in that role since June 2012. From 2008 to 2012, he worked as Senior Electronics Engineer for L-3 Communications Chesapeake Sciences Division.
Before that, Clayton Peterson worked for Northrop Grumman as Digital Engineer from 2004 to 2008.
Speaking on his academic qualifications, Clayton graduated from North Carolina State University with BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2002. After that, he enrolled at John Hopkins University. He earned his MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
In 2006, Clayton graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a graduate certificate in Systems Engineering.
Does Clayton Peterson Have A Wife?
Clayton Peterson is married to his wife Rebecca Seibert (@beki.peterson). Clayton made plans for his wedding publicly in Durham. He had a wedding website up and running for the viewers. According to the website, the wedding took place on 29 May 2004 at the Pergola of the Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens.
Meanwhile, the reception was held at the Greystone Mansion. The “Bride’s attendants” included his two step-sisters Margaret and Martha Ratliff whereas Todd Peterson, his younger brother, was “Groom’s Attendants” listed as “Best Man, brother, and stud”.
Before the wedding, Clayton and Rebecca bought a home in historic Federal Hill, south of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
Eerily reminiscent of testimony about Kathleen Peterson’s then-ongoing battle with the Cedar mansion’s bats, bugs, and busted water pipes, Clayton’s wedding webpage stated that the house, “like any good 100-year old rowhome . . . is falling apart at the seams”. The couple happily noted, “between fixing a leaky shower, and discovering an electrician’s worst nightmare,” they’re getting “all kinds of practice for their grand remodeling plans, which will begin sometime after the wedding”.
Now, Clayton and his wife, Rebecca are parents to two sons: Dorian and Lucian.
According to Rebecca’s Facebook, she is a 1993 graduate of Woodward Academy. She studied Civil & Environmental Engineering at Duke University and graduated in 1997. She is a registered P.E. MD (structural) on temporary hiatus.
Clayton Peterson Height
The receding hairline is the distinct feature of Clayton Peterson. He stands tall above 6 feet.
Is Clayton Peterson On Instagram?
No, Clayton Peterson is not on Instagram.
Who Plays Clayton Peterson In HBO Max’s The Staircase?
In HBO Max’s The Staircase, actor Dane Dehaan is playing as Clayton Peterson.