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Angel Who Cares
02-01-2009, 06:50 PM
Astrology-Stacy Peterson-Kathleen Savio-Drew P.

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Drew Peterson's former fiancee talks to CBS' "Early Show"
posted by halboedeker on Feb 1, 2009 4:46:45 PM
Why did Drew Peterson's fiancee break up with him last week? ABC News reported that she didn't like what she saw in his interview with "Nightline."
Christina Raines will share her side of the story on "The Early Show" on Monday. The CBS program airs from 7 to 9 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6.
Raines' father, Ernest, will be with her. "The Early Show" said it would show footage of Ernest Raines confronting Peterson.
Article:
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2009/02/drew-petersons-former-fiancee-talks-to-cbs-early-show.html

Angel Who Cares
02-02-2009, 03:29 PM
Woman claims engagement to Drew Peterson a stunt
Associated Press
8:36 AM CST, February 2, 2009

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Christina Raines told CBS's "The Early Show" on Monday that the engagement was a stunt cooked up by Drew Peterson's attorney as a way to keep his client's name in the news.
Peterson's lead attorney -- Joel Brodsky -- adamantly denies Raines' allegation and says he even took efforts to keep the engagement quiet.
Raines acknowledged that she did once think she loved Peterson, although she no longer does. She says he was kind to her, her children and his children.

Article:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-policeofficerswi,0,7149423.story
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Drew Peterson talks to 'Nightline' about his fiancee: 'I will acknowledge that I would have concerns if I was the friends and family of this young girl'
Originally posted: January 29, 2009

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Peterson has been advised by the same public relations firm that earlier this week coordinated Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's national media tour through New York, which included a stop on "Nightline. And there are those who believe Peterson enjoys being in the spotlight, pointing to how he jokes with reporters and stages impromptu news conferences.
"I think dealing with them, in such a manner of humor, was the way I was able to cope with it all," Peterson told Bashir. "It's kind of comical. I have fun with it. I'll go out somewhere and I'll be recognized and it's just like, I think my, my personality's gone from sinister to celebrity."
Article:
http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/towerticker/2009/01/drew-peterson-talks-to-nightline-about-his-fiancee-i-will-acknowledge-that-i-would-have-concerns-if-.html
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Peterson girlfriend packs up, walks out
By Erika Slife and Mary Owen | Tribune reporters
January 31, 2009

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Peterson's wives, and his history of cheating on them, were discussed in detail on the program.
Ernie Raines said his daughter called Thursday, before "Nightline" aired but after snippets were circulating, and asked for help moving out. He said she returned the engagement ring Peterson bought her.

Raines said he thought Peterson's ABC interview sparked her decision. But during his Tribune interview, she yelled from the background: "I was leaving regardless."
The latest Peterson saga was also featured Friday on the "Dr. Phil" show. Peterson seemed bemused by the spectacle that is his love life.
Article:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-peterson_31jan31,0,642792.story

Angel Who Cares
02-03-2009, 10:04 AM
Drew Peterson's Fiancee Dumps Him, Moves Out (VIDEO)
January 30, 2009
In the "Nightline" interview, Peterson says Raines "likes me. She likes me a lot." Watch it:

Peterson's Broadcast Video:
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=6776336

Link to article & Video:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/30/drew-petersons-fiancee-du_n_162707.html
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Drew Peterson's Young Ex: Engagement Was A 'Stunt' (WATCH)
February 2, 2009
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Raines said she was hesitant to play along, but Peterson told her:
" 'Well, if it comes out that I'm engaged to someone, it's not really true.' ... He had told me that he never said it was me. He never said that he was engaged to me. But I have heard that, like, off camera he had told I think his producer or publicist that it was me."
"The Early Show": Video
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4768555n&tag=main_home_MediaBox
Article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/02/drew-petersons-young-ex-e_n_163156.html
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*Note: Link will has access to all of Drew Peterson Videos Old & New!

Most Recent Drew Peterson Videos
http://www.truveo.com/search.php?query=Drew%20Peterson%20Videos%20sort%3 AmostRecent

Soulscape & super Astro's I hope these links to videos New & Old will help you out with this complicated case! Angel

Angel Who Cares
02-05-2009, 02:38 PM
Drew Peterson speaks to In Session
Lisa Bloom
February 5, 2009
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For the first time, Peterson spoke out about his relationship with Raines. Peterson said he knew Raines since she was 15, and helped her out when she was a runaway or got into fistfights with other young girls. He said Raines was pressured to leave him, and by doing so she and her children left the “happiest, healthiest environment that she ever lived in.”
Peterson denied asking Raines to wear clothes belonging to his missing wife, saying instead that he offered her clothing he was packing up because Raines didn’t have very much. He called the actions of Raines’ father, coming to his home with a film crew to get Raines’ belongings, a “stunt.” Brodsky said he was on the phone with Peterson during the incident, and said the stuff was already “all packed up and ready to go.”
Peterson talked about the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, his missing wife, and insisted that she left him. He said he tells his younger children that Stacy is “on vacation.” Pressed by Lisa Bloom for details, Peterson, for the first time, said he “agreed that it was suspicious circumstances.” He had no explanation as to why there are no phone records, texts, emails or other evidence to substantiate his story that Stacy Peterson ran off with another man.

VIDEO: Watch Lisa Bloom’s Open Court segment.
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2009/02/05/insession.drew.peterson.intv.insession

Article:
http://insession.blogs.cnn.com/2009/02/05/drew-peterson-speaks-to-in-session/

Nightline: "Drew Peterson's Fifth Engagement" 1/30/09
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=6766370

Angel Who Cares
02-09-2009, 12:27 PM
Drew's ex-fiancee testifies to grand jury
February 6, 2009
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Less than a week after moving out of Drew Peterson's home, Christina Raines testified before a grand jury investigating the disappearance of his fourth wife and the death of his third.
Peterson's ex-fiancee appeared Thursday in Joliet before the grand jury, which has been meeting since November 2007 in an effort to determine what happened to the former Bolingbrook Police officer's last two wives.
Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1416732,CST-NWS-drew06.article
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What Did Drew Peterson's Ex-Lover Tell Jury?
Christina Raines Was Hauled Before Grand Jury Thursday Morning
Feb 6, 2009 10:19 am US/Central
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In addition to Raines, the grand jury has been visited by another former girlfriend, an ex-wife, an former fiancee, his mother, stepfather, an attorney who represented him in a divorce, the attorney who represented Savio in her divorce, identical twin male nurses, various friends, an assortment of in-laws and past in-laws, a minister from a church he attended and others.
"I think they're going after my kindergarten teacher next," Peterson said.
Raines' father, Ernie Raines, who has called Peterson the "devil," did not know what his daughter discussed with the grand jury.
"I don't know nothing till she calls me," Ernie Raines said. "I didn't live inside (Peterson's) house. Whatever Chrissy's got to say, she's keeping it to herself."
Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/christina.raines.peterson.2.928623.html
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Christina Raines' dad says Drew Peterson engagement wasn't a stunt
UPI News Service, 02/04/2009
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"Well, (Peterson) had told me that his lawyer had wanted him to be in the media and wanted to propose to someone at a restaurant," Christina Raines said during an interview on CBS's "The Early Show" to discuss the break-up.
Ernie Raines says if that were true he wouldn't have been so upset about the prospect of his daughter marrying Peterson.
Article:
http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/christina-raines-dad-says-drew-peterson-engagement-wasnt-stunt-1015930.php
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Drew Peterson Insists Engagement Was Legit
Former Bolingbrook Cop Opens Up About Explosive Breakup
Feb 6, 2009 5:21 pm US/Central
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Drew Peterson's romance blew up one week ago with angry words from his ex's father. Peterson spoke to CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli to tell his side of the bad breakup. The interview marks the first time Peterson has sat down with a local television crew for an extended on-camera interview.
Asked if the engagement was indeed fake, Peterson said, "Christina asked me to marry her like five or six times. So I went to the bottom of a costume jewelry drawer and got her ring."
Peterson says the couple had planned to get a real ring soon and he'd even asked her to get it sized. But Raines said the engagement was phony and was orchestrated by Peterson's lawyer.
Sources say Peterson is likely to be charged in connection with the death of Savio sometime in the next few months.
RAW VIDEO: CBS2 Interview With Drew Peterson Feb. 8, 2009 10:55pm 23:56min.:
DP talks about accusations against him and his recent, public breakup with a young women Peterson says washis fiancee. CBS 2 Mike Puccinelli has his exclusive interview.
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=54987@wbbm.dayport.com

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.engagement.2.929012.html
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Drew Peterson: 'Innocent People Go To Jail'
Feb 8, 2009 9:21 pm US/Central
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Peterson said he's been railroaded by the media.
"In the court of public opinion, I believe everybody has me guilty," he said.
Some members of that court care enough to write. And it's not all hate-mail. Peterson says he gets several letters a week. One is from a man in Maple Park who tells him to keep fighting and that he's getting a raw deal.
But right now Peterson has to deal with evidence stacked up against him that could be provided by two men –- Neil Schori and Thomas Morphey. Sources believe Morphey helped Peterson dispose of Stacy Peterson's body on the day she disappeared.
"I think (Morphey has) attempted to take his own life a few times, and now all of a sudden he's become a hero to his family when before he was nothing but a loser to his family," Peterson.
But sources say Morphey never attempted to take his life until that day out of fear of what he might have helped Peterson do.

Drew Peterson: 'Innocent People Go To Jail' 2/08/09: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=54988@wbbm.dayport.com

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/Drew.Peterson.Puccinelli.2.930064.html
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Drew Peterson Agrees Circumstances Look Suspicious 2/07/09: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=54945@wbbm.dayport.com
CBS 2 Exclusive: Peterson Says Engagement Was Real 2/06/09: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=54933@wbbm.dayport.com
Peterson's Ex-Girlfriend: 'I'm Glad It's Over' 2/02/09: VIDEO
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=54732@wbbm.dayport.com
Drew Peterson Girlfriend Talks About 'Engagement' 2/02/09: VIDEO
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=54725@wbbm.dayport.com
Drew Peterson's Fiancee Moves Out 1/30/09: VIDEO
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=54604@wbbm.dayport.com
Drew Peterson Is Engaged To Be Married...Again 12/17/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=52641@wbbm.dayport.com
Analysis: New Law And Peterson Case 11/20/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=51583@wbbm.dayport.com
State Passes Law Targeting Drew Peterson Probe 11/19/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=51572@wbbm.dayport.com
Community Gathers For Stacy Peterson Vigil 10/28/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=50650@wbbm.dayport.com
Analysis: Burge Goes To Court & Latest Developments In Drew Peterson Case 10/27/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=50564@wbbm.dayport.com
Peterson Attorney Says Prosecutors Being Political 10/23/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=50462@wbbm.dayport.com
Part 2 Peterson Attorney: Evidence Proves Stacy Left Drew 08/21/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=48094@wbbm.dayport.com
Part 1 Peterson Attorney: Evidence Stacy Left Drew 8/21/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=48066@wbbm.dayport.com
Peterson Lawyers Fight To Get Gun Charge Dropped 7/30/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=47300@wbbm.dayport.com
Peterson Must Go To Trial On Gun Charges 7/30/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=47289@wbbm.dayport.com
Stark Says Peterson Claimed Suicide-By-Cop Routine 7/26/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=47138@wbbm.dayport.com
Friends To Enemies: Face-Off In Parking Lot Sparks Fly Between DP & Len W. 7/25/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=47131@wbbm.dayport.com
Ex-Peterson Pal On Battery Charge: I'd Do It Again 7/25/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=47125@wbbm.dayport.com
RAW VIDEO: Pal Talks About Drew's Unusual Behavior 7/24/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=47056@wbbm.dayport.com
Friend Explains How He Recorded Drew Peterson 7/24/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=47043@wbbm.dayport.com
Peterson On Recorded Conversations: 'Bring It On' 7/24/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=47046@wbbm.dayport.com
Exclusive: Stacy Peterson's Grandfather Speaks Out 1/16/08: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=38868@wbbm.dayport.com
EXCLUSIVE: Stacy Peterson Home Video 12/26/07
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=38334@wbbm.dayport.com
Rare Glimpse Into Lives Of Stacy And Drew Peterson 12/26/07: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=38338@wbbm.dayport.com
Peterson Relative's Sister Talks About Blue Barrel 11/30/07: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=37703@wbbm.dayport.com
Blue Barrel Continues To Be Focus In Peterson Case 11/28/07: Video
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=37644@wbbm.dayport.com
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Searching for Stacy Peterson Updated & Videos Across the Web
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For more than 15 months, state police have struggled to solve the puzzle of what happened to Stacy Peterson, and they just might crack the case if a young woman who recently lived in her house for a few weeks has any inside information.
Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/index.html

Angel Who Cares
02-12-2009, 11:20 AM
Peterson family loses Savio estate control
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 | 9:00 AM
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The Illinois Appellate Court rejected Drew Peterson's appeal to keep his uncle in control of his murdered third wife's finances.
Peterson was trying to block the family of Kathleen Savio from taking control of her will and reopening her estate. Savio's family filed a wrongful death suit after Will County authorities ruled that her 2004 death was a homicide.
Peterson's attorney says he'll file a motion to reconsider its decision and may appeal to the state's Supreme Court.
Peterson is a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy.
Article:
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6650506
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Report: Peterson's former fiancee moves back in
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | 1:02 PM
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Drew Peterson's former fiancee has apparently moved back into his suburban home, and her father still vows to protect her from the suspected killer.
The Joliet Herald News reports 24-year-old Christina Raines was spotted with Peterson in Bolingbrook Tuesday night, right after she apparently moved back into his house. Raines was living with Peterson in January with her two children but recently moved out.
Peterson is a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy but has not been charged with any wrongdoing.
Article;
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6652613

Angel Who Cares
02-13-2009, 08:05 PM
Drew Peterson and fiancee Christina Raines make 'Today Show' appearance
February 13, 2009
BY KARA SPAK Staff Reporter
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Raines, 24, told a "Today" show reporter in a taped interview that she believes Peterson, 55, has done nothing wrong, though she understands why none of her family or friends -- with the exception of her mother -- support the relationship.

"I don't believe he'll hurt anyone," she said. "He's nice. He has a good heart, he's very caring and I don't think he'll ever hurt me or anyone else." She joked that if she thought Peterson would harm her: "I'm running the other way." Peterson's future father-in-law, Ernest Raines, called him "the devil" in a previous interview.
"It looks like the devil actually won this round," Peterson said Friday when asked about this.

msnbc.com video: Peterson’s fiancee: ‘I just don’t believe it’
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/29178864#29178864

Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1429484,drew-peterson-christina-raines-today-show-021309.article

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2009, 12:43 PM
Today Show video: Robach talks about Peterson interview
Feb. 14: NBC's Amy Robach describes her experience interviewing Drew Peterson and his fiancee Christina Raines, Peterson is a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife and the death of his third wife.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/29195167#29195167

Angel Who Cares
03-09-2009, 04:57 AM
Drew Peterson
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Drew Walter Peterson (born January 6, 1954), is a former Bolingbrook, Illinois police sergeant who has been accused of killing his third and fourth wives. The story has received national media attention in the United States. Peterson has repeatedly denied involvement in both cases, and no charges against him have been brought forward by the authorities.
Stacy Peterson (born January 20, 1984) went missing on October 28, 2007. She was officially reported missing in the early hours of October 29, 2007, after her sister, Cassandra Cales, failed to hear from her when expected. Drew Peterson claims that Stacy called him at 9 p.m. on Sunday to tell him that she had left him for another man and that she had left her car at Bolingbrook's Clow International Airport.
The last recorded words from Stacy Peterson were left on a voicemail on her father's answering machine on October 17 at 12:37 P.M., 11 days before she disappeared. The message said, "Hey dad! It's me, Stacy, I just wanted to call you and tell you I love you. I also wanted to give you my new phone number. OK, love you."
It was reported that between 2002 and 2004, police were called out to the Peterson house 18 times on domestic disturbance calls, including calls for returning children late after visitation, during Drew Peterson's third marriage, to Kathleen Savio (June 13, 1963 - March 1, 2004). Kathleen Savio's body was subsequently found in a circular bathtub on March 1, 2004. Her death was initially ruled an accidental drowning.
Article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drew_Peterson
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Exclusive: Immunity deal offered in Peterson case
March 6, 2009
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BOLINGBROOK -- Details have emerged about prosecutors' offer of a free pass to the man who may have unwittingly acted as Drew Peterson's accomplice in allegedly disposing of his wife's body, so long as he sticks to the truth, his original statement and did not play a part in actually killing the missing woman.
The Herald News has obtained a copy of the immunity deal inked by State's Attorney James Glasgow for Thomas Morphey in exchange for his testimony.
But if Morphey gets caught lying or holding back on his story regarding his "information and knowledge of the kidnapping or murder of Stacy Peterson, or if any evidence emerges indicating that Thomas Morphey personally participated in the murder of Stacy Peterson, this agreement shall be null and void."
Peterson laughed when told of the immunity offer for his stepbrother and said, "Un (expletive) believable." He would not elaborate.
Charles B. Pelkie, the spokesman for the state's attorney's office, declined to comment on Morphey's immunity deal.
Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1463485,Joliet-exclusive-Peterson-case-immunity-JO030509.article
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Drew Peterson
March 9, 2009
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Overview: Articles, Photos, Quotes, Time-line, Connections! This link has all of the past & latest news on Drew Peterson updated daily.
Drew Peterson / Photos:
http://www.daylife.com/topic/Drew_Peterson/photos/this_week/1
Drew Peterson / Articles:
http://www.daylife.com/topic/Drew_Peterson/articles/all/date/1
Drew Peterson / Quotes:
http://www.daylife.com/topic/Drew_Peterson/quotes
Drew Peterson / Connections:
http://www.daylife.com/topic/Drew_Peterson/players/today
Overview:
http://www.daylife.com/topic/Drew_Peterson

Carolina Girl
03-10-2009, 10:05 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,508386,00.html
Stepbrother speaks out. He was the one helped with the blue barrel removal...

Angel Who Cares
03-12-2009, 06:59 AM
*NOTE: This is only snips from each subject in the article!
Peterson's stepbrother finally tells his story
A summary of what Morphey told police about weekend of Stacy's disappearance
March 10, 2009
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“It kills me,” said Morphey, who broke a near 17-month silence to speak out last week. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t wish I could take back the events of that day.”
Morphey is talking about Oct. 28, 2007. That’s when Drew Peterson, he said, came out of the master bedroom in his home pushing a blue barrel and asked Morphey for a hand in carrying the barrel downstairs.
“I asked him, ‘Shouldn’t we have gloves on?’ He said, ‘No, don’t worry about it,” then hushed Morphey to be quiet.
“That leads me to believe the kids were home, in their rooms,” Morphey said.
Morphey got the deal while recovering from an overdose of Paxil and Xanax at Linden Oaks Hospital on Halloween 2007. However, Morphey has yet to deliver it in a courtroom. No arrests have been made in connection with Stacy’s disappearance, and Morphey has not even been called before the grand jury reviewing the cases of both Peterson’s last two wives.
The near year and a half that has passed since he first told police and prosecutors his story has spurred him to question what progress has been made in the case, and to speak out publicly about the last time he was in his stepbrother’s house.

Murder plot?
Morphey said the day before the blue barrel incident, Peterson showed up at his home, ostensibly to take him to a nearby Meijer store, where Peterson, the overnight sergeant for the Bolingbrook Police Department, had supposedly lined up a job interview for Morphey.
But Peterson and Morphey never made it to Meijer. Instead, Morphey said, Peterson drove him to a park off Remington Boulevard.
“We went to that park to discuss Stacy cheating on him, and he had to take care of the problem,” Morphey said.
He assumed Peterson planned to murder someone but that his target was Stacy’s supposed boyfriend.
“I didn’t think for a minute he was going to try to kill her,” he said. Then Peterson started asking strange questions.

Cell phone calls
The night after their trip to the park on Remington, and then the storage facility, Morphey said Peterson showed up again. Morphey admits he’d been drinking beer, but claims to have a clear recollection of what transpired.
“He just started driving,” Morphey said. The two men got coffee at a Starbucks drive-through before heading to a park off Weber Road. There, Morphey said, Peterson handed him a cell phone, told him not to answer it, then left.
Morphey said he paced back and forth in the dark, wondering, “Is he killing someone?” About 45 minutes later the phone rang. Then it rang again. Both times, the caller ID showed “Stacy’s cell,” he said. It was then he “got a pretty good idea” that Peterson was not scheming to do in anybody’s boyfriend.
“Really, all I could think when I saw “Stacy” on the phone was he was killing her while I was standing there,” he said.

Peterson visits
On that Tuesday morning, after returning from Edward Hospital in Naperville, Alcox said Peterson showed up at their door, not long after she saw a story on the TV news about Stacy’s disappearance.
She told Peterson about Morphey’s suicide attempt. He offered his help but said nothing about his wife’s disappearance, she said.
Martineck then arrived and drove Alcox to District 5 State Police Headquarters in Crest Hill. Soon after, troopers headed to the hospital in Naperville. But before they got there, Peterson paid his stepbrother a visit, one Morphey remembers only through the haze of medication. Martineck said the state cops just missed him.

Getting immunity
The next day, Morphey got his offer of immunity. Glasgow showed up himself to grant it. He had a couple state troopers with him, and they talked to Morphey in a coffee room.
“It was the first of many interrogations,” Morphey said. “They went easy on me there.” But the grilling got tougher, he said, with police accusing him of killing Stacy. Morphey figures he underwent about 40 hours of interrogation that included threats to pull his immunity.
Morphey said he spent about five months away from his family for his own protection. The state police first put him and Alcox up in a motel about two hours from his home. Alcox returned after a long weekend.
“I was put at various locations,” he said. “I didn’t know where I’d be staying from one night to the other.” In December, the state police found a permanent location for Morphey out of state, but by “February or March, I just decided enough was enough,” he said.
Police, he said, reluctantly agreed to let him return home.

Holding pattern
That was a year ago. And Morphey has yet to speak a word to the ongoing grand jury convened to hear evidence about Stacy's disappearance and Savio’s death.
“All contact’s pretty much been broken,” he said. And Morphey feels “betrayed.”
Charles B. Pelkie, spokesman for the state's attorney's office, said he was precluded from discussing Morphey’s story. “I can’t comment on any aspect of a pending investigation,” he said.
The state police have told Morphey to keep his mouth shut, Morphey said. But he wants to know what the police are waiting for. “I just feel like the truth needs to be told at some point,” he said. “...I don't know if I’ll get my day in court.”
Morphey doesn’t know if Peterson will have his day in court, either.
“I know what I know,” he said. “Drew knows what I know.”

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1468257,Peterson-stepbrother-talks_jo030909.article

Angel Who Cares
03-16-2009, 02:21 PM
Drew Peterson's stepbrother interviewed on ABC Good Morning America
March 16, 9:33 AM ·
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The Chicago area mystery of missing Stacy Peterson, wife of former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson has fascinated the people of the Chicago area and people around the nation. Stacy Peterson has been missing and presumed dead she vanished on October 28, 2007. Morphey was interviewed on ABC's Good Morning America.

Drew Peterson’s stepbrother, Tom Morphey, has stated that he has information in the case and that he is certain that Peterson killed his fourth wife, Stacy.
Tom Morphey was interviewed on ABC Good Morning America, which aired on March 16, 2009. In the interview Morphey stated that he knew that Peterson had killed fourth wife Stacy Peterson and described the way that Peterson involved him in the crime in the moving of a blue barrel.
Here is a link to the ABC Good Morning America interview Drew Peterson’s Stepbrother Speaks Out.
Drew Peterson is a suspect in Stacy Peterson’s disappearance and suspected death, but he has not been charged. Peterson is also a suspect in the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Morphey recalled a conversation with Peterson prior to the disappearance of Stacy Peterson.

Drew Peterson told Morphey that he would pay him $2,000 to rent a storage locker, but Morphey declined.
Morphey said he was afraid of Peterson, a powerful Bolingbrook police officer. Peterson took Morphey to his house and muscled out a blue barrel. Morphey helped Peterson life the barrel in the Yukon Denali. Peterson drove Morphey home and said that the incident never happened and Morphey promised not to say a word.
Morphey tried to kill himself after the barrel moving incident and was hospitalized and in protective custody for two months.
Morphey said that he sometime wished he would have rented the locker, as Peterson had requested, because then he would know where the body was. One the other hand, he wonders whether Peterson had tried to set him up for murder.
Morphey stated that he knew that Drew Peterson had murdered Stacy Peterson. Peterson’s attorney has been discrediting Morphey because of Morphey’s admitted drug and alcohol problems.

VIDEO: 03/16/09 Drew Peterson's Stepbrother Speaks Out 5:16
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7091309

VIDEO: 03/14/09 What Happened To Stacy Peterson
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7083481

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-4819-Chicago-Cable-TV-Examiner~y2009m3d16-Drew-Petersons-stepbrother-interviewed-on-ABC-Good-Morning-America
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Peterson's Stepbrother Details Day of Stacy's Disappearance
Stepbrother Says Drew Peterson Enlisted His Help in Disposing of Body
March 16, 2009
<snipped>
Drew Peterson's stepbrother said he believed the former cop was planning to murder someone in October 2007, but for the first time he described publicly his sickening realization that the person Peterson wanted to kill was his wife, Stacy. Thomas Morphey recounts the moment he concluded that Peterson's target was his 23-year-old wife.

"All I could think ... was he was killing her while I was standing there," Morphey told "Good Morning America." Morphey went to the police, won immunity for his involvement and disappeared for six months under police protection. But now, 18 months after Stacy Peterson vanished, Morphey said he had yet to be called by the grand jury investigating her disappearance.
"I just feel like the truth needs to be told at some point," he told "Good Morning America."
"I have to at least get it off my chest," Morphey said.

Morphey laid out for "GMA" two days of ominous conversations with Peterson that began Oct. 27, 2007 and convinced Morphey that his stepbrother was preparing to murder someone.
Morphey's chilling allegations against Peterson, 55, begin when the former undercover cop showed up at Morphey's home and asked him to get in the car for a ride to the park. On the way, Peterson asked Morphey, "How much do you love me?'" Morphey said.

"I said, 'I do.' And he said, 'Enough to kill for me?'" Morphey told "GMA."
"No, I couldn't live with myself," Morphey replied.
He said Peterson pressed on, asking, "Could you live with knowing about it?"
Morphey said he answered, "Yeah, I guess. We always figured you killed Kathleen," referring to Savio.

Peterson, looking disheveled and tense, told Morphey that Stacy was cheating on him, that he had caught her in restaurants with another guy. He had to do something about it, Morphey remembers Peterson saying to him.
From the park, Peterson drove to a storage facility where he wanted an increasingly nervous Morphey to rent a locker for him. He even offered Morphey $2,000 to put the locker in his own name, Morphey claimed.

"I said to him, Well isn't it going to smell? You know, what about the smell? And he said it would be in a sealed container," Morphey said. "I knew it wasn't good. He was planning on killing somebody."

Morphey said he assumed Peterson planned to murder Stacy's supposed boyfriend. "I didn't think for a minute he was going to try to kill her," Morphey claims.
Morphey said he was unable to rent the locker because he didn't have his ID with him.

A few hours later, Morphey tried to back out as Peterson's confidant in a possible crime, and he called Peterson and told him this was something he couldn't get involved in.
Peterson, he said, replied, "OK, I can respect that."

Article:
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/LawPolitics/story?id=7091765&page=1

FifthEssence
05-07-2009, 07:41 PM
DREW PETERSON has just been arrested for the murder of wife #3 Kathleen Savio.

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/h...050709.article

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,519392,00.html this article says @ 5:35

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 07:44 PM
Drew Peterson arrested for murder of third wife :clap: :clap:
May 7, 2009
<snipped>
Authorities arrested Drew Peterson on Thursday near his Bolingbrook home for the murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio, according to police sources.

“I guess I should have returned those library books,” a hand-cuffed Peterson said Thursday evening as he was being led into state police headquarters.

Police took Peterson into custody at Weber and Lilly Cache roads.

“The charge right now is the murder of Kathleen Savio,” said Lt. Carl Anderson of the state police.

IMAGE: Drew Peterson smiles from a second-floor window of his Bolingbrook home as the media gathers outside Thursday morning.
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1563719,jo08_peterson_home_2web.fullimage

IMAGE: Drew Peterson gets out of his car in the driveway of his Bolingbrook home Thursday morning.
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1563718,jo08_peterson_home_1web.fullimage

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1563713,Peterson-arrest-watch-050709.article
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HBO: Drew not welcome on cable show
May 7, 2009
<snipped>
HBO says there's no chance Drew Peterson will appear on a reality television show set in a Nevada brothel.

In fact, HBO spokeswoman Tobe Becker says the network would cancel the show, called "Cathouse," before allowing the former suburban Chicago police officer to appear.

Peterson publicist Glenn Selig said Wednesday that his client was weighing an offer from the owner of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch outside Carson City.

Becker calls that a "stunt" HBO does not condone.

Selig did not immediately comment Thursday. A spokeswoman for the Bunny Ranch says they're still talking to Peterson.

IMAGE: Drew Peterson
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1358171,JO01_PETERSON_P2.fullimage

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1563442,Peterson-Drew-reality-show-JO050709.article

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 07:53 PM
Drew Peterson Arrested in Connection With Death of Third Wife
Thursday, May 07, 2009
<snipped>
Illinois police and prosecutors are scheduled to hold a news conference at 8:30 p.m. CDT Thursday about the murder indictment. Peterson is accused of killing Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in a bathtub in her home on March 1, 2004.

MyFOXChicago.com reported that Peterson was arrested at 5:35 p.m. Thursday after state police surrounded his car at an intersection. Peterson was alone in his car at the time.

State police later searched Peterson's home, MyFOXChicago.com reported.

Peterson's attorney told FOX News that he was unaware of the arrest.

PHOTOS: Search Continues for Missing Chicago Mom
Where's Stacy Peterson?
http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/0,4644,2625,00.html

Article:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,519392,00.html
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No Blago? Brothel show will take Drew
'Cathouse' seeks guest star among Illinois' infamous
May 6, 2009
<snipped>
Blago's too high class to do a reality show in a Nevada brothel. But there's always Drew Peterson.

Glen Selig — the man handling publicity for both disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and disgraced former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson — said he plans to enter talks about having one client substitute for another as a prospective guest star on the HBO program "Cathouse."

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1559626,Peterson-Blago-Brothel-show-JO050509.article

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 08:08 PM
Drew Peterson Arrested
May 7, 2009
<snipped>
Drew Peterson was taken into custody at 5:35pm Thursday. State police blocked his car at Lily Cache Lane and Weber Road. He was in the car by himself at the time. Currently there are 6 state police searching his home. Kathleen Savio’s nephew tells Fox Chicago News that the arrest is related to the Savio case. Fox Chicago will have exclusive video of the arrest at 9pm. Stay with Fox Chicago News for updates.

VIDEO: Live Press Conference
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/subindex/video/live_video

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/Drew_Peterson_Arrested

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 08:11 PM
Exclusive: Papers Reveal Peterson Case
Updated: Thursday, 30 Apr 2009, 11:54 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009, 4:25 PM CDT
<snipped>
The documents were stolen from an Illinois State Police car then photocopied and dropped off for anchor Jeff Goldblatt. Inside is information never before seen by the public including a timeline of what happened to Stacy, a list of 59 leads, and the police report from the night of Kathleen Savio's murder.

"I was shocked by what was in there, I was really, really shocked," said Charlie Doman, Kathleen nephew. Doman received a copy of the documents after the Post Office found the papers, saw the Savio name, and delivered them to his mom.

Doman eventually returned his copy. But you can see why police wanted them. The timeline alone lays out in great detail what investigators think happened to Stacy Peterson and what Drew did with her body. According to the documents, they note Stacy was dead by 10:59 am on October 28th. That night, they describe Drew removing the body with his step brother Tom Morphey in a "large blue round plastic container weighing approximately 150 pounds with screw on top with clear plastic protruding from outside."

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/exclusive_peterson_file

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 08:15 PM
Drew Peterson Indicted on Murder Charge
Updated: Thursday, 07 May 2009, 6:51 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 07 May 2009, 6:19 PM CDT
<snipped>
The Will County state's attorney's office says the indictment was issued Thursday in the death of Kathleen Savio. It did not immediately give details but scheduled a news conference for later Thursday.

Bolingbrook police say Illinois State Police arrested Peterson on Thursday. A state police spokesman did not immediately return phone messages from The Associated Press.

Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky, says in an e-mail that he's on his way to New York and referred messages to Peterson's publicist, Glenn Selig. Selig says he can't confirm Peterson's arrest.

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/national/dpgo_drew_peterson_lwf_050709_2469935

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 08:18 PM
For 8:30 Live Press Conference
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/subindex/video/live_video

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 08:25 PM
Drew Peterson Arrested
<snipped>
Drew Peterson was taken into custody at 5:35pm Thursday. State police blocked his car at Lily Cache Lane and Weber Road. He was in the car by himself at the time. Currently there are 6 state police searching his home. Kathleen Savio’s nephew tells Fox Chicago News that the arrest is related to the Savio case. Fox Chicago will have exclusive video of the arrest at 9pm.

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/Drew_Peterson_Arrested

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 08:30 PM
Watch Live Police Search Drew Peterson's Home:
http://interactive.foxnews.com/livestream/live.html?chanId=2&openAIR=true

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 09:12 PM
Peterson "Greatest Dad in the World"
NBCChicago.com
updated 2:48 p.m. ET, Thurs., April 30, 2009
<snipped>
Despite assertions in a wrongful death lawsuit filed this week that Drew Peterson killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio, their son says he "highly" doesn't believe Peterson killed his mother.

Thomas Peterson, 16, also says Drew is the "greatest dad in the world."

Thomas, his 14-year-old brother, Kristopher, and Drew appeared on CBS' The Early Show Friday, along with the lawyer representing Savio's family, John Q. Kelly.

VIDEO: Drew Peterson's Son Speaks Out 6:21
Drew Peterson's son's defend their dad after a wrongful death suit was filed by the estate of their own mother. Julie Chen speaks to the Peterson's and an attorney for the Savio family.
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4966020n%3fsource=search_video

Article:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30395668/

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 09:17 PM
Breaking News on Drew Peterson
thepublicityagency.com - May 07, 2009
<snipped>
PRNewsChannel) / Tampa, Fla. / The following is a statement from Glenn Selig, publicist for Drew Peterson.

"We cannot make any public comments on reports that Drew Peterson has been arrested. Mr. Peterson's lead defense attorney, Joel Brodsky, is on a plane. I talked with him just after 7:05pm. At that time, he was unable to confirm or deny reports of Mr. Peterson's arrest. I will speak with Joel as soon as he lands and we will release information accordingly."

For breaking news developments on Drew Peterson, please follow The Publicity Agency on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PublicityAgency.

We will also update our Web site http://www.thepublicityagency.com as information warrants.

To be added to the email list for news releases regarding Drew Peterson, please send an email to admin@thepublicityagency.com and put 'Peterson email list' in the subject line.


Article:
http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=1384&z=4

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 09:22 PM
Exclusive Video: Drew Peterson Arrested
Updated: Thursday, 07 May 2009, 8:18 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 07 May 2009, 5:43 PM CDT
<snipped>
Fox Chicago News has exclusive video of Drew Peterson being arrested. Drew Peterson was taken into custody at 5:35pm Thursday. State police blocked his car at Lily Cache Lane and Weber Road. He was in the car by himself at the time. Currently there are several state police searching his home. Kathleen Savio’s nephew tells Fox Chicago News that the arrest is related to the Savio case. Fox Chicago will have more on this story at 9pm.

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/Drew_Peterson_Arrested

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 09:26 PM
Peterson Arrest Thrills Savio's family
Updated: Thursday, 07 May 2009, 7:52 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 07 May 2009, 7:41 PM CDT
<snipped>
Years ago, when officials determined her sister Kathleen Savio's death was an accident, Anna Marie Doman never thought she'd see Drew Peterson held responsible.

But that day came Thursday.

"I screamed," Doman said. "My brother just called me and said the state police called him so I know it's for real."

Doman said she had heard rumors of Peterson's imminent arrest before, but did not get her hopes up.

"When Henry (Savio) called, I'm like, say it again. Say it again," Doman said. "I wish I could call Kitty (Kathleen Savio) up. Anytime something big happened, that's who I'd be calling."

Peterson wasn't named a suspect in Savio's death, but state police determined the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, is a "potential homicide" and say he is a suspect in the case.

Reached by phone shortly after Peterson's arrest was reported, Pamela Bosco, a spokeswoman for Stacy Peterson's family, said they had dreamed about Peterson's arrest.

"We anticipated the day, we had been patient waiting for it for what seemed like forever," Bosco said. "We're in full support of the Savio family. We'll patiently wait again as this unfolds."

Bosco said the new development gives them hope they will get answers about what happened to Stacy.

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/crime/peterson_arrest_savio

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 09:34 PM
UPDATED: Drew Peterson charged with murder, authorities say
May 7, 2009
updated 1 hour, 5 minutes ago
<snipped>
Charles B. Pelkie, spokesman for the state's attorney in Will County, Illinois, said a grand jury indicted Peterson in the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, whose death had been ruled an accidental drowning.
He said the grand jury continues to meet and is studying the possibility of charges in Stacy Peterson's disappearance.

The news was also bittersweet for Stacy Peterson's family, who continue to wait for news about her disappearance.
"We have anticipated this coming. We have dreamed about it. We have been patient over it," Pam Bosco, spokesperson for Stacy Peterson's family told WLS-TV. "Now that it's here, it's almost a little bit calm. We're waiting for the storm to calm now. The calm before the storm."

Ernie Raines is also relieved about the arrest. His daughter, Christina Raines, is dating Peterson and was living with him before his arrest. Ernie Raines told CNN's Anderson Cooper he was with his daughter and Peterson as recently as last week, when they talked about going to Las Vegas, Nevada, and getting married.

Thursday night he spoke with his daughter after the arrest.
"My daughter was terrified, very emotional, upset," Ernie Raines said. "And I tried to tell her from the beginning that this was going to happen, be prepared."

Ernie Raines said more than anything, when he heard about the arrest, he was relieved.
"I'm glad justice finally came -- before he hurt my daughter," he said.

VIDEO: Watch family members react to the arrest 0:34»
The brother of Drew Peterson's ex-wife says he is surprised by the news of the arrest.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/07/peterson.murder.arrest/index.html?eref=ib_us#cnnSTCVideo

VIDEO: Watch police arrest Peterson » 0:50
Drew Peterson is taken into custody in Bolingbrook, Illinois.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/07/peterson.murder.arrest/index.html?eref=ib_topstories#cnnSTCVideo

Article:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/07/peterson.murder.arrest/index.html?eref=ib_topstories

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 09:44 PM
Drew Peterson Indicted on Murder Charge
Updated: Thursday, 07 May 2009, 9:23 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 07 May 2009, 7:19 PM EDT
<snipped>
Savio's 73-year-old father, Henry, said Thursday that an arrest should have been made long ago.

"I always wondered," about her death, he said. "I was never pleased with the (coroner's finding of suicide) from the beginning."

In more than a year and a half since Stacy Peterson's disappearance, Drew Peterson has been under a media microscope, and at times he has seemed to relish the attention.

This week Selig said Peterson was interested in a job offer from a Nevada brothel that is the setting for the HBO reality show "Cathouse." An HBO spokeswoman said the network would sooner cancel the show than allow Peterson to appear on it.

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/national/dpgo_drew_peterson_lwf_050709_2469935

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 10:19 PM
59 Leads in the Drew Peterson Case
<snipped>
To solve the murder of Kathleen Savio, authorities have done more than exhume her body; they've compiled a body of evidence. In documents obtained exclusively by Fox Chicago News, we've learned investigators put together a list of at least 59 leads.

The name that shows up most often is Drew Peterson. Kathleen's ex-husband appears 15 times, including a warrant for a DNA sample.

Another man in Kathleen's life who was interviewed was her boyfriend Steve Maniaci. Maniaci is mentioned as being robbed shortly before Kathleen's murder. The documents show Kathleen withdrew nine thousand dollars from a bank account to give to Steve. We asked private investigator Jim Miller to look at the paperwork. Miller, who's been in the business for more than 15 years, calls the lead list very thorough. He says it proves Drew Peterson is clearly the prime suspect.

VIDEO Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/investigative/leads_peterson_savio

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 10:25 PM
$20M Bail For Drew Peterson In Savio Murder
May 7, 2009 8:35 pm US/Central
<snipped>
An eyewitness told CBS 2 Peterson was stopped at a red light and several police officers, some uniformed and some in plain clothes, took Peterson out of the front seat and handcuffed him. He did not try to argue and was walked over to a red sport-utility vehicle. The incident was over in about 5 minutes.

"There was no struggle whatsoever… like taking a walk in the park for him. He wasn't excited he just walked along with the police officers and got in the red SUV," the witness said.

CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli spoke with Peterson earlier Thursday, and asked if he was ready for the arrest, Peterson answered he's been ready for the past 18 months.

"No, it's definitely not something that I would equate with a party," Peterson said.

VIDEO: Stacy Peterson Supporter On Drew Peterson Arrest 3:15
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58354@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Peterson Was Ready For Arrest 1:55
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58355@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: BREAKING NEWS~Drew Peterson Arrested In Murder 4:14
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58353@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO WEB EXTRA: News Conference On Murder Indictment 16:23
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58363@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: RAW VIDEO: February Interview With Drew Peterson 23:56
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=54987@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Drew Peterson Held On $20M Bail 3:07
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58368@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Savio Family Overjoyed At Drew Peterson Arrest 2:07
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58369@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Legal Analyist Questions Strength Of Peterson Case 0:39
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58372@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Last Peterson Wife, Stacy Peterson, Still Missing 2:31
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58371@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: A History Of The Drew Peterson-Kathleen Savio Case 2:01
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58370@wbbm.dayport.com

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.arrested.2.1004167.html
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VIDEO: Family of Drew Peterson's 3rd Wife Files Lawsuit 0:56
The family of Drew Peterson's third wife filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday, alleging the former Bolingbrook police sergeant drowned her in a bathtub. (April 22)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP8AZfrY6rY

VIDEO: Drew Peterson's Son Speaks Out April 24, 2009 6:22
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I22M1qp9-Ig

VIDEO: Drew Peterson Mulling Reality TV Offer May 06, 2009 0:43
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESHpLmDNRV8

VIDEO: Drew Peterson Tells his Kids That Stacy is Not Coming Back April 23, 2009 7:35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v9NxSUgy7A

VIDEO: Stolen ISP documents reveal timeline for Drew Peterson on the day of his wife's disappearance April 29, 2009 5:48
The documents were stolen from an Illinois State Police car then photocopied and dropped off for anchor Jeff Goldblatt. Go to http://petersonstory.wordpr... for more information.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNBkPpONZmU

VIDEO: Greta interview with Neil Schori on Drew Peterson April 26, 2009 6:21
Neil Schori says what Stacy Peterson told him about Drew Peterson murdering Kathleen Savio. December 10, 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI1LLqrSnDM

VIDEO: Thomas Glasgow discusses Peterson and Blagojevich on ABC News Chicago 3:51
April 23, 2009
Schaumburg defense attorney Thomas Glasgow discusses wrongful death suit against Drew Peterson and denial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich request to travel to Costa Rica to take part in reality series, I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! on ABC 7 News Chicago April 22, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJg8EFD9knY

VIDEO: Step-daughter of Drew Peterson Speaks Out 10:36
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGTGEYv9mmM

VIDEO: Fox News Report - Drew Peterson Time Line April 30, 2009 4:51
Drew Peterson time line documents
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMnff_fiG9Y

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 10:39 PM
The Savio Timeline
Updated: Thursday, 07 May 2009, 9:30 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 07 May 2009, 7:44 PM CDT
<snipped>
It's been five years since March 1st, 2004 when Kathleen Savio was found dead in a dry bathtub. The Will County coroner ruled it was an accident, a ruling that was revisited when Stacy Peterson, Drew's fourth wife, vanished on October 29th 2009.

Ten days after her disappearance, on November ninth, a judge ordered that Kathleen Savio's body be exhumed to determine if Savio's death might have been more than accident.

At the request of Savio's family, forensic pathologist Doctor Michael Baden performed an autopsy, and said that in his opinion, Savio appeared to have been beaten before she drowned.

Doctor Baden called Savio's death a homicide. But, not until three months later in February 2008 did the Will County State's attorney officially agree.

VIDEO Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/crime/savio_timeline

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 10:43 PM
Note from me about Drew Peterson
May 7th, 2009 9:29 PM Eastern
<snipped>
by Greta Van Susteren
Many times I met with Drew Peterson and told him right to his face that I was very suspicious of him….and he said that he understood that I was, he understood why I would be (he admitted he would be, too, with the limited information he said that I had) but that he was not guilty of any crimes against his wives.

He has now been indicted for murder in connection with the death of wife #3. In spite of my suspicion and maybe yours, suspicion is not enough. The prosecutor must still prove beyond a reasonable doubt:

1. that a murder occurred (remember, the first report was an accident death and Dr. Baden did the second autopsy and reached a different conclusion of homicide);

2. and that Drew committed the murder.

Let me repeat, being suspicious of Drew Peterson is not enough. The prosecution must actually PROVE it beyond a reasonable doubt. Yes, you might think what are the odds that someone would have wives that both die in a dry tub and disappear, but odds are for Vegas, and not courtrooms.

So….while I remain very suspicious of Drew Peterson, we must wait for proof beyond a reasonable doubt. It is true that sometimes things are not as they might appear when you have only half the information.

One other thing to point out: Peterson does NOT have to prove innocence….he does not have to prove one thing! It is the prosecution that must do the proving….and proof, as noted, must be beyond a reasonable doubt!
Article:
http://gretawire.foxnews.com/2009/05/07/note-from-me-about-drew-peterson/

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 11:00 PM
Peterson Held on $20 Million Bond
<snipped>
Authorities say former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson is being held on $20 million bond and faces two counts of murder in his third wife's death. Illinois State Police Captain Carl Dobrich says Peterson was processed and transferred to the Will County Adult Detention Facility in Joliet.


Dobrich says officials have tracked more than 1100 leads in Savio's death and the disappearance Stacy Peterson, Drew Peterson's missing fourth wife. Savio's body was found in an empty bathtub. Her death was originally ruled an accidental drowning but authorities later said it was a homicide staged to look like an accident. Stacy Peterson disappeared in October 2007.

VIDEO Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/Peterson_Bond_20million

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 11:08 PM
Drew Peterson arrested on murder charges
May 7, 2009
<snipped>
Another Peterson attorney, Andrew Abood, issued a statement saying: “Drew has steadfastly maintain his innocence regarding the rumor and innuendo that has circulated regarding the unfortunate death of Kathleen.

“Although he is disappointed with the decision of the state, he looks forward to the opportunity to once and for all prove his innocence in a court of law. “

Savio’s 73-year-old father, Henry, said Thursday that an arrest should have been made long ago.

“I always wondered,” about her death, he said. “I was never pleased with the (coroner’s finding of suicide) from the beginning.”

IMAGE: Illinois State police Lt. Carl Anderson (left) and another investigator escort Drew Peterson into District 5 State Police headquarters Thursday. Peterson was arrested in the 2004 murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1563799,050709drewarrest1.fullimage

Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1563765,drew-peterson-police-custody-050809.article

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 11:32 PM
Drew Held on $20 Million Bond, Faces 2 Murder Counts
Drew: "I guess I should have returned those library books"
Updated 9:54 PM CDT, Thu, May 7, 2009
<snipped>
At a news conference about three hours after the arrest, Illinois State Police Capt. Carl Dobrich said Peterson was processed and transferred to the Will County Adult Detention Facility in Joliet.

Dobrich said officials have tracked more than 1,100 leads in Savio's death and the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, Drew Peterson's missing fourth wife.

"Our journey has been far and wide. It has been exhausting," Dobrich said. "Ironically, for all of us, the murder of Kathleen Savio and the disappearance of Stacy Cales Peterson has made us all better police officers and has made our great agency stronger."

Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow said the bond request was "granted without question."

Photo of his arrest:
http://twitpic.com/4r0mu

Arrest Mug Photo Included InArticle!

Article:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Drew-Peterson-in-Custody-of-State-Police-Kathleen-Savio.html

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 11:35 PM
HBO: Drew's Too Gross for TV
Network doesn't condone "stunt"
By BJ LUTZ and ASSOCIATED PRESS
Updated 2:26 PM CDT, Thu, May 7, 2009
<snipped>
It seems that even HBO can't stand Drew Peterson.

Calling it a publicity "stunt" the network won't condone, HBO said there's no chance Peterson will appear on a reality television show set in a Nevada brothel.

While a whore house might be the perfect place for the media whore, HBO spokeswoman Tobe Becker said the network would cancel the show, called "Cathouse," if Peterson were on it.

Article:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/entertainment/hbo-cathouse-drew-peterson-050709.html

Angel Who Cares
05-07-2009, 11:41 PM
Key Events Leading to the Peterson Arrest
Updated: Thursday, 07 May 2009, 10:24 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 07 May 2009, 10:11 PM CDT
<snipped>
Drew Peterson was indicted for murder Thursday in the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Authorities say he is also a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. A
brief synopsis of what has happened in the case:

2004

--March 1, 2004: Kathleen Savio found dead in a bathtub. Her death is originally ruled an accidental drowning.
2007

--Oct. 29, 2007: Stacy Peterson reported missing, a day after she fails to show up at a relative's home.

VIDEO Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/crime/Events_Savio_Peterson_Arrest

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 12:03 AM
Evening Buzz: Drew Peterson Arrested
May 7, 2009
Posted: 09:11 PM ET
Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer
<snipped>
Tonight on AC360°, we’re covering breaking news on the arrest of Drew Peterson. Remember him? He’s the former police sergeant in Illinois who authorities call the prime suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. But just hours ago a grand jury indicted him for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.Peterson is now engaged to a woman that would become his fifth wife. But that wedding may be put on hold, since he faces this new legal battle.

Join us for more on this breaking story and tonight’s other headlines starting at 10pm ET.

Article:
http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2009/05/07/evening-buzz-drew-peterson-arrested/

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 12:41 AM
Peterson's arrest opens floodgates of reaction
May 7, 2009 11:16 PM
<snipped>
A little more than an hour after news of the arrest burst into media reports, Savio's brother, Henry, said his family was "ecstatic," and many of the people associated with the years-long case also expressed pleasure with the news.
"We didn't really know too much what was going on. We wanted it to go this way and it did," Henry Savio, 50, said when reached by phone.

"It's been hard on my family, hard on my kids, my daughter has nightmares, I've had nightmares about this guy," Henry Savio said. "It's a miracle. We feel like opening up champagne right now. But we know it's a long road ahead, but at least we're one step ahead right now."

Henry said his sister was on his mind Thursday.
"I think my sister is smiling and saying good, it's about time. It's about time. I feel sorry for her kids, my nephews. They're always in our hearts," he said.

For some friends and supporters of Stacy, the momentum building over the last several weeks seem to lead directly to his arrest Thursday.

"With the grand jury coming to an end, we could sense something was about to happen," said Roy Taylor, a friend of Stacy Peterson. "We're elated. We've been living with this for 18 months. If he gets life in prison for one murder, we'd be OK with that. As long as he's behind bars, that's OK with us."

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/petersons-arrest-opens-floodgates-of-reaction.html

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 12:47 AM
Peterson arrested on murder warrant
May 7, 2009 11:13 PM
<snipped>
He said he requested the bond amount and the judge granted it "without question," and the judge also signed a search warrant which was executed at Peterson's Bolingbrook home tonight.

"I requested the $20 million bond because I felt this was as grave and serious a case as I've ever handled," Glasgow said, adding that he did not want to speculate on if Peterson could post the bail money.

Peterson is scheduled to appear for his arraignment Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Will County courthouse in Joliet, authorities said.

Yellow police tape was blocking the entrance to the Peterson home while onlookers gawked and smiled and news helicopters whirled overhead.

Investigators were seen removing several large items from inside the home and placed them into the back of a white van. They entered and exited the home through the garage. Investigators stood at the door of the van, blocking the view for the public and assembled media.

PHOTOS 1-39: Drew vs. the media
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-071119drewpeterson-photogallery,0,6320659.photogallery

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/peterson-reported-arrested.html

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 12:53 AM
Stacy Peterson's Sister to Drew: "You Killed Her .. You Piece of (Bleep)"
Stacy Peterson's sister confronts Drew Peterson on national radio show
Updated 10:01 PM CDT, Thu, Apr 30, 2009
<snipped>
A day after state police and the U.S. Coast Guard combed a canal adjacent to the Des Plaines River for any clues related to Peterson's disappearance, her sister Cassandra Cales called into the "Mancow" Muller radio show on WLS radio to accused Drew Peterson of murdering his wife.

"You killed her after she got off the phone between 10:15 and 10:59," Cales said. "The state police know where you were and what you did and you will pay."

Cales went on to say she believes that Drew Peterson will soon be charged and will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Listen to the confrontation:
http://www.suntimes.com/images/cds/MP3/Drew_peterson_cales.mp3

Article:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Stacy-Petersons-Sister-to-Drew--You-Killed-Her.html

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 01:44 AM
Drew Peterson arrested in 3rd wife's death
Published: May 7, 2009 at 10:54 PM
<snipped>
Representatives of Savio's estate last month filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Peterson.

Peterson collects a $6,068 monthly pension from the police department, which suspended him after the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, the Tribune said.

Three of Peterson's four children have been placed in the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and police were searching Thursday night for the fourth child, the newspaper said.

Article:
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/05/07/Drew-Peterson-arrested-in-3rd-wifes-death/UPI-51351241745381/

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 06:50 AM
Dissecting Drew Peterson's Arrest in Connection to the Death of His Third Wife
Friday, May 08, 2009
<snipped>
This is a rush transcript from "On the Record," May 7, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: This is a "FOX News Alert." It has happened, former police sergeant Drew Peterson in custody, under arrest and indicted for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Now, as you know, Peterson is also a suspect in the disappearance of his current wife, his fourth wife, Stacy.

Moments ago, police announced the indictment.

VIDEO: Another Legal Battle for Drew 3:23
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=4893629&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,519439,00.html

VIDEO: Justice Delayed? 4:08
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=4893633&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,519439,00.html

VIDEO: Another Legal Battle For Drew 3:30
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VIDEO: CSI: Drew Peterson 10:22
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Article:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,519439,00.html

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 07:03 AM
Peterson To Appear In Court In Savio Murder
$20 Million Bail Set After Thursday Arrest
May 8, 2009 5:25 am US/Central
<snipped>
CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli spoke with Peterson earlier Thursday. Asked if he was ready for the arrest, Peterson answered he's been ready for the past 18 months but didn't look forward to it.

"Doesn't sound like a party," Peterson said.

His defense attorney, Joel Brodsky, issued a statement that called his client's $20 million bond "incredibly excessive."

Brodsky is set to appear on three network morning news programs, including the CBS Early Show, on Friday morning to defend his client.

VIDEO: Savio's Half-Brother On Peterson's Arrest 1:21
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58374@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Drew Peterson Set To Appear In Court 2:27
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58376@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Mike Puccinelli Reacts To Petersons Arrtest 1:19
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58373@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Analysis-Drew Peterson Criminal Case 2:21
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58379@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Analysis-How Can Peterson Be Convicted? 2:03
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58386@wbbm.dayport.com

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.court.2.1004384.html

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 07:22 AM
Drew Peterson Accused of 3rd Wife Death
Updated: Friday, 08 May 2009, 7:11 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 08 May 2009, 7:10 AM EDT
<snipped>
Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow says Illinois prosecutors are "very confident" in their case against former police sergeant Drew Peterson.

Peterson has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of his third wife. Peterson, who is also suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife, is being held on $20 million bond.

The brash former Illinois police officer found tabloid fame after his fourth wife vanished more than a year and a half ago.
Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/national/dpg_Drew_Peterson_fc_20090508_2470574

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 07:53 AM
Indictment alleges ex-police officer caused spouse 'to inhale fluid' in 2004
updated 3:45 a.m. ET, Fri., May 8, 2009
<snipped>
Savio's body was found in a dry bathtub, hair soaked in blood from a head wound, just before the couple's divorce settlement was finalized. Her death originally was ruled an accidental drowning but authorities later said it was a homicide staged to look like an accident.

The indictment alleges that "Peterson on or about Feb. 29, 2004 ... caused Kathleen Savio to inhale fluid," causing her death.

Savio's family has long voiced suspicions, saying she feared Peterson and told relatives if she died it would not be an accident. Their fears resurfaced after the October 2007 disappearance of Stacy Peterson, then 23.

VIDEO: Today Show video: Drew Peterson behind bars 4:15
May 8: Drew Peterson, the former police sergeant suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife, is being held on $20 million bond in the drowning death of his third wife. Amy Robach reports from Illinois and Joel Brodsky, Peterson's attorney, discusses the charges.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/30637875#30637875

VIDEO: Police: 'We are confident in our case' 12:01
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/30632533#30632533

VIDEO: Reality TV offer for Drew Peterson
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/30603635#30603635

VIDEO: One wife dead, another missing
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/21771611#21771611

VIDEO: Drew Peterson: Stacy is still out there
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/27416032#27416032

PHOTO: BOLINGBROOK, IL - MAY 07: (PREMIUM PRICING APPLIES) Former police officer Drew Peterson is arrested for the murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio near his home May 7, 2009 in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Peterson has been a suspect in the Savio murder and in the disappearance of his fourth wife Stacy Peterson. Bond was set at $20 million.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/30633091/displaymode/1168/rstry/30630652/rpage/1/

PHOTO: The home of former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson, is seen in Bolingbrook, Il.,Thursday, May, 7, 2009. Peterson, long suspected in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, was charged Thursday with murdering his third wife, whose 2004 death had been deemed accidental before authorities revisited it once Stacy Peterson vanished. 11:04 p.m. ET, 5/7/09
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/30632792/displaymode/1168/rstry/30630652/rpage/1/

PHOTO: Cassandra Kales, left, Stacy Peterson's sister, Pam Bosco, spokesperson for Stacy Peterson's family, and Bruce Zidarich, friend of Stalisten as Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow and Illinois State Police Capt. Carl Dobrich discuss the murder indictment issued today against former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson in connection with the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio in in 2004 at a news conference Thursday, May 7, 2009, in Lockport, Ill.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/30633016/displaymode/1168/rstry/30630652/rpage/1/

Article:
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/30630652/

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 08:07 AM
Former Bolingbrook cop indicted, taken into custody near his home
May 8, 2009
<snipped>
As part of that prosecution, the state's attorney said he plans to introduce statements made by Kathleen Savio herself under the state's new hearsay law.

"This case will be prosecuted in Will County. There may be a motion for a change of venue, so I am going to be careful with what I say," Glasgow said.

"We look forward to the challenge," Glasgow said. "I thought this was as grave and as serious a case that I have ever handled."

Peterson's stepbrother, Thomas Morphey, who says he helped Peterson carry Stacy's body out of the house and into a waiting sport utility vehicle, also was on the block and said he was relieved by the arrest.

"Justice is finally served," Morphey said.

PHOTO GALLERIES » Peterson arrested
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/photos/1563824,gallery_JO050709_Peterson_arrest.photogall ery

PHOTO: Drew Handcuffed
http://www.suntimes.com/email_edition/frontpage_subscribe/

Special section: Searching for Stacy
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/index.html

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1563713,Peterson-arrest-watch-050709.article

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 08:16 AM
Drew Peterson's Ex's Words May Haunt Him
Under Arrest In Death Of 3rd Wife, Who Predicted He'd Kill Her; 4th Wife Missing; New Law Lets Prediction Be Used In Court
May 8, 2009
<snipped>
Peterson's arrest comes as welcome news for Savio's family.

Her nephew, Charlie Doman told CBS News, "Finally, we're being heard, and the investigation is moving forward now."

Prosecutors say they'll test a new Illinois here-say law in the case, reports CBS News correspondent Cynthia Bowers. It allows the use of murder victims' words to be used against their accused killers. Bowers says prosecutors plan to cite Savio's predictions to relatives that Peterson would to kill her.

On The Early Show on Friday, another Peterson lawyer, Joel Brodsky, said forensic evidence his side will introduce will show that Savio's death was indeed an accident.
Brodsky also told co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez Peterson would plead "not guilty to all charges, obviously."

VIDEO: Drew Peterson Arrested 6:25
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5000813n

VIDEO: Kathleen Savio's Family Reacts 2:58
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5001017n

TIMELINE: Cop's Wife Disappears
http://www.cbsnews.com/elements/2007/11/15/in_depth_us/timeline3507843.shtml

Article:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/05/08/earlyshow/main5000814.shtml

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 08:27 AM
Peterson Arrested for Murder of Wife #3
Updated: Friday, 08 May 2009, 6:33 AM CDT
Published : Friday, 08 May 2009, 6:29 AM CDT
<snipped>
One of Peterson's attorneys, Andrew Abood, said the indictment was not a complete surprise. "There was tremendous pressure for the government to do something in this case," Abood said Thursday evening.

But Abood said one of Peterson's sons with Savio has "provided a lock-tight alibi" for his father, who faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted. In an appearance on CBS' "The Early Show" last month, 16-year-old Thomas Peterson appeared alongside his father and defended him. "I highly do not believe that my dad had murdered my mom. Because, first off, he wasn't there, he was with us during that period of time," Thomas Peterson said on the show.

Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/crime/Peterson_Arrested_for_Murder_
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VIDEO: Drew Peterson Charged In 3rd Wife's Death
http://www.wftv.com/video/19403231/index.html

VIDEO: $20 million bail for Peterson
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/30637875#30637875

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 09:06 AM
Drew Peterson's attorney Joel Brodsky does damage control on morning chat shows
May 8, 2009
<snipped>
Brodsky said that he hasn't been able to speak to Peterson, who was arrested Thursday afternoon near his Bolingbrook home on charges he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio. His fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in October 2007 in what police called a potential homicide.

Brodsky told a "Good Morning America" reporter that Peterson passed a polygraph test when questioned on details of Savio's suspicious death.

"He passed that polygraph exam 100 percent," he said.

Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1564608,drew-peterson-joel-brodsky-arrest-050809.article

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 09:12 AM
A look back at the Peterson investigation
Thursday, May 07, 2009 | 10:44 PM
<snipped>
The disappearance of Peterson's fourth wife, Stacey, started as a standard missing person investigation.
But Drew Peterson's antics drew international attention.
One of the first incidents to capture attention was when Drew Peterson decided he didn't want to face the cameras. So he created a disguise.

Article:
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6802392&rss=rss-wls-article-6802392

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 09:21 AM
Peterson to attack use of Savio's statements
May 8, 2009 7:09 AM
<snipped>
Drew Peterson's attorney this morning wasted no time in attacking a major foundation of the murder case against his client.

In an interview on WGN-Ch. 9, Joel Brodsky said he will attack the constitutionality of prosecutors trying to use statements by Peterson's dead ex-wife, Kathleen Savio, as evidence against him.

In a news conference Thursday night following Peterson's arrest, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow said prosecutors will seek to admit statements made by Savio, essentially allowing her "to testify from beyond the grave."

"It's going to have to face a constitutional challenge," Brodsky said. "...We have now loosened the requirement for evidence in a homicide case ... We should make it stricter ... We're now involving rumor and innuendo and unreliable evidence in a homicide case."

John speaks with Andrew Abood, Drew Peterson's attorney, about Peterson's arrest (Part 1). 4:32
http://caster.wgnradio.com/uncut/jwuncut090508a.mp3

John speaks with Andrew Abood, Drew Peterson's attorney, about Peterson's arrest (Part 2). 5:08
http://caster.wgnradio.com/uncut/jwuncut090508b.mp3

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/petersons-attorney-goes-on-new-media-blitz.html

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 09:27 AM
Peterson Attorney to Challenge Bond
Updated: Friday, 08 May 2009, 8:20 AM CDT
Published : Friday, 08 May 2009, 7:56 AM CDT
<snipped>
He called the $20-million bond for Peterson excessive and will appear in court to get it reduced. He said a study of bonds in similar cases show bond should be not more than $500,000 to $1,000,000. He said Peterson should not be treated differently than everyone else.

Brodsky added Peterson is not a flight risk, adding if he wanted to flee, he'd have done so by now.

VIDEO Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/crime/Brodsky

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 09:32 AM
Savio Family Happy, Relieved
Updated: Friday, 08 May 2009, 8:20 AM CDT
Published : Friday, 08 May 2009, 8:20 AM CDT
<snipped>
The family attorney for the Savios says the family is "...happy and relieved" that Drew Peterson has been arrested for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen.

We talked with Martin Glink. He told Mike Barz and Jan Jeffcoat that the family's civil suit against Peterson will take a backseat to the criminal prosecution. He also offered a motive for the murder.

A divorce settlement due to take effect a month after Savio's drowning death in a bathtub would have cost Drew dearly.

VIDEO Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/crime/LawyerSavio

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 12:02 PM
WEB EXTRA: Full Drew Peterson Indictment
http://llnw.static.cbslocal.com/station/wbbm/docs/PETERSON_DREW.pdf

WEB EXTRA: News Conference On Murder Indictment
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58363@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Savio Family Speaks Out On Indictment 2:48
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58393@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Drew Peterson Charged With Murdering 3rd Wife 6:15
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=16503@cbslocal.dayport.com

VIDEO: Analysis-Drew Peterson Criminal Case 2:21
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58379@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Drew Peterson Set To Appear In Court 4:46
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58376@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Drew Peterson Facing 2 Counts Of Murder 1:58
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58401@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Drew Peterson's Life At Will County Jail 2:20
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58402@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Legal Analysis-Murder Charges Against Peterson 1:40
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58403@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Peterson's Arrest Welcome News For Savio Family 1:56
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58406@wbbm.dayport.com

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 12:35 PM
DREW PETERSON ARREST
Drew Peterson: Ex-cop arrested on murder charges in '04 death of third wife
New chapter in case of former cop Drew Peterson, whose 3rd wife, Kathleen Savio, drowned in '04 and whose 4th wife, Stacy Peterson, has been missing since '07
May 8, 2009
<snipped>
Drew Peterson, whose third wife died mysteriously and fourth wife vanished, had taunted authorities to come and get him -- when he wasn't clowning for the cameras. On Thursday, they came for him.

"We're ecstatic," Savio's brother, Henry, said. "We're really happy. Drew's arrested, and we're really happy.

"I think my sister is smiling and saying, 'Good, it's about time. It's about time.' "

The rush of relief carried over to Stacy Peterson's family, the couple's neighborhood and everywhere else where people were offended by the ex-cop's flaunting of his freedom with absurd stunts involving dating contests, Nevada brothels and TV appearances with his new 24-year-old girlfriend.

PHOTOS: Drew vs. the media
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-071119drewpeterson-photogallery,0,6320659.photogallery

PHOTO: The Peterson investigation
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-071101peterson-photogallery,0,6654063.photogallery

Drew Peterson Video:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-petersonvideo-wn,0,3690978.worldnowvideo

Multimedia: Peterson case timeline
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-peterson_timeline.flash,0,2550643.flash

111 Drew Peterson photos:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/crime-law-justice/crimes/drew-peterson-PECLB004315.phototopic

Photos 1-86: Investigation, arrest
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-071101peterson-photogallery,0,6654063.photogallery

Photos 1-39: Drew vs. media
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-071119drewpeterson-photogallery,0,6320659.photogallery

Article:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-drew-peterson-08.1may08,0,5422413.story
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Peterson attorney's plan: NBC, ABC, CBS, etc.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-090508-peterson-media,0,6775648.storylink

indictment:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-090508-drew-peterson-indictment-pdf,0,7339263.htmlpage

Reaction: Victim's brother says, 'It's about time'
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-drew-peterson-reaction,0,6382553.storylink

Drew Peterson news:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-peterson-storylink,0,2338979.storylink

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 03:43 PM
Drew Peterson's Arraignment Pushed To May 18
Kathleen Savio's Body Found In Bathtub
POSTED: Thursday, May 7, 2009
UPDATED: 3:36 pm EDT May 8, 2009
<snipped>
Peterson didn't speak in court except to tell the judge he understood the continuance.

But the 55-year-old was cracking jokes when he arrived.

Wearing a red jail jumpsuit, Peterson was brought in handcuffed and shackled around the legs. He told reporters he was getting "three squares a day" and joked about his "spiffy outfit" and "bling."

Images: Peterson Indicted
http://www.clickorlando.com/slideshow/news/19401424/detail.html

Images: Drew Peterson
http://www.clickorlando.com/image/19404685/detail.html

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/19400619/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 03:52 PM
Drew Peterson's Arraignment Postponed
Former Illinois cop continues to crack jokes
Updated: Friday, 08 May 2009, 3:10 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 08 May 2009, 7:10 AM EDT
<snipped>
Drew Peterson will have to wait more than a week to answer allegations he drowned his third wife in a bath tub.

A judge continued the former police sergeant's arraignment to May 18 because neither of Peterson's attorneys were at Friday's hearing.

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SLIDESHOW: Ex-Cop Indicted In 3rd Wife's Death
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Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 04:00 PM
Peterson on jail life: 'Look at this spiffy outfit'
May 8, 2009 2:31 PM
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Cassandra Cales -- the sister of Peterson's missing fourth wife -- was in the courtroom.

"It made me feel good to see him chained up like the dog that he is," she said outside the courthouse. "I'm happy that Kathy's family has gotten justice for Kathleen Savio."

She said she plans to contact Drew's oldest son Stephen about the children. She also plans to contact an attorney about her visitation rights. She said the last time she saw her nephews was a year ago.

She's hopeful people who have information about her sister's disappearance will step forward now "that they know he's locked up."

Asked if the arrest gives her any sense of closure, she said "closure is bringing my sister home and getting her the justice she deserves."

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http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/petersons-attorney-goes-on-new-media-blitz.html

Angel Who Cares
05-08-2009, 04:07 PM
Peterson Goes To Court In Savio Murder
$20 Million Bail Set After Thursday Arrest
May 8, 2009
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Peterson, 55, appeared for an arraignment at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet in the early afternoon. The hearing was continued until May 18, and Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow said he expected Peterson's defense to ask for a change of venue.

He arrived at the courthouse at 1:05 p.m., in one of a fleet of transport vans that pulled out of a door in the Will County Jail and traveled a short distance down a ramp to the courthouse.

Peterson then exited through the back of the van, flanked by two correctional officers. He was in bound shackles, and was wearing a red jail jumpsuit. He looked up at a line of camera crews on the ledge above as the correctional officers led him into the courthouse building.

VIDEO: Drew Peterson Led Into Will County Courthouse 0:35
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RAW VIDEO: Shackled Peterson Led To, From Courthouse 1:13
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VIDEO: Peterson Goes To Court, But Arraignment Delayed 2:02
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VIDEO: Legal Analysis-How To Defend Drew Peterson 1:50
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VIDEO: Drew Peterson On Drew Peterson 3:20
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Angel Who Cares
05-09-2009, 02:57 AM
Relatives Of Savio, Stacy Peterson React To Arrest
May 8, 2009 5:32 pm US/Central
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And as CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports, relatives of both women showed up Friday to see Peterson in court.

Savio's niece Melissa Doman was among them.
"It is so satisfying to see him where he should have been five years ago," Doman said.

"He was taking this to the limelight," Savio's nephew Charlie Doman said, "reality shows… He missed a trip to the Bunny Ranch, but, you know, he was trying to become a movie star. Movie star's going to do 60 years."

Cassandra Cales, Stacy Peterson's sister, hopes the Savio case will open the door to leads in her sister's disappearance.

"Maybe somebody'll come forward, and I'm hoping that they do," Cales said. "If Drew Peterson had help with what he did to my sister I hope that they come forward now that they know that he's locked up and can't harm them.

VIDEO: Savio, Stacy Peterson Families React To Charges 1:43
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VIDEO: Why Does Drew Peterson Continue To Crack Jokes 2:42
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Angel Who Cares
05-09-2009, 03:05 AM
Drew Peterson's Children Under Care Of Adult Son
May 8, 2009 4:50 pm US/Central
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He has six kids, and over the years some of them have shown up in interviews with their father. Four were living with Peterson at his Bolingbrook home.
Drew Peterson's oldest son, Stephen Peterson, said Friday the kids are fine and that everyone is doing OK.

Neighbors say he is staying at his father's house with all four children.

According to state police, Drew Peterson asked authorities to give his oldest son custody of his three half-brothers and his half-sister.
Drew Peterson has six children. The two by his first wife are adults: Stephen, who is a police officer in Oak Brook and his brother, Eric, who lives in the western suburbs.

VIDEO: Drew Peterson's Kid's In Care Of Oldest Son 2:32
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http://cbs2chicago.com/local/Drew.Peterson.children.2.1004982.html

Angel Who Cares
05-09-2009, 03:15 AM
Sister Vows Justice For Stacy Peterson
May 8, 2009 6:29 pm US/Central
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Stacy Peterson's only sister, Cassandra Cales, was in court Friday when the former Bolingbrook cop turned accused killer entered the courtroom in shackles.
"It made me feel good to see him chained up like the dog that he is," Cales said.

And although Cales is pleased that Peterson is accused of murdering Savio, she says she won't rest until her sister's killer stands accused as well.

"I'll seek justice for my sister… it doesn't stop here," she said.

Sources close to the investigation say the probe into Stacy's disappearance is progressing and possibly could result in homicide indictments against Peterson in connection with her disappearance and presumed death.

Cales says she long ago accepted that her sister would never be coming home alive. But she says she won't accept her not being found.

VIDEO: Family Moves Forward In Search For Stacy Peterson 2:46
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http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.stacy.2.1005074.html

Angel Who Cares
05-09-2009, 04:30 PM
Deadly deception: The Drew Peterson story
Now indicted for murder in the death of his third wife, case gets uglier
updated 11:25 p.m. ET, Fri., May 8, 2009
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His face is instantly recognizable. So is his story -- the brash former cop from a Chicago, Ill. suburb whose fourth wife- Stacy- mysteriously disappeared in 2007.

Hoda Kotb: Did you have anything to do with the disappearance of Stacy?

Drew Peterson: No.

VIDEO: Recalling Drew Peterson’s lie detector test 1:38
Dateline web exclusive: Author Derek Armstrong spent over 100 hours interviewing Drew Peterson. Here he explains his impressions of the Peterson and Drew Peterson, himself, speaks to NBC’s Hoda Kotb about taking a lie detector test.
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Peterson's Lie Detector Test
May 9, 2009
updated 15 minutes ago
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In an interview shot last year but airing for the first time tonight on Dateline NBC, Drew Peterson claims he didn't know how to beat a polygraph.

Author Derek Armstrong said he had Peterson take a lie detector test as a condition of writing a book about the case, and Armstrong said on questions about Kathleen Savio's murder, Peterson showed no deception.

"I'm not experienced with polygraphs at all," Peterson told Dateline NBC's Hoda Kotb. "I was answering truthfully."

VIDEO: Police: 'We are confident in our case' 12:01
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VIDEO: Drew Peterson behind bars 4:15
May 8: Drew Peterson, the former police sergeant suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife, is being held on $20 million bond in the drowning death of his third wife. Amy Robach reports from Illinois and Joel Brodsky, Peterson's attorney, discusses the charges.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/30637875#30637875

VIDEO: Peterson’s lawyer speaks out 3:16
May 8: Drew Peterson, the former police officer suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife, has been arrested in the drowning death of his third wife. TODAY's Natalie Morales talks to Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky, about the arrest.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/30640800#30640800

VIDEO: Publicist defends Peterson 3:55
May 8: MSNBC's Contessa Brewer talks with publicist Glenn Selig about the arrest of Drew Peterson who will face murder charges of his third wife.
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VIDEO: Peterson to media: 'Look at this bling' 2:02
May 8: Drew Peterson joked with reporters as he arrived in handcuffs at the Will County Courthouse to be arraigned on capital murder charges. NBC's Jay Gray reports.

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VIDEO: Tonight on Dateline: Drew Peterson’s indictment 0:53
Web-exclusive preview: Get the latest on Drew Peterson, who is being held for the death of his third wife, tonight on Dateline, which airs Fridays from 9-11 p.m. ET.
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VIDEO: Peterson's attorney: 'His spirits are high' 3:29
May 9: Drew Peterson, the former police sergeant suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife, is being held in the drowning death of his third wife. NBC's Amy Robach is joined by Joel Brodsky, one of Peterson's attorneys, and Marty Glink, a lawyer representing Kathleen Savio's family.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/30657327#30657327

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Drew's Defense
May 9, 2009
updated 22 minutes ago
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"I think we're going to look for a jury outside of Northern Illinois, that goes without saying," said Brodsky, adding "I believe an unbiased jury is going to clearly see that these charges are unfounded and the evidence is, at best, weak, circumstantial, and based on rumor."

Additionally, the attorney is strongly opposed to a recent law allowing certain third party statements, which previously would have likely been classified as hearsay, to be submitted into evidence and he confidently believes he is not the only lawyer who opposes this new law.
"It's a horrible law. Not only is it constitutionally problematic but just in general it allows so much rumor, innuendo, backyard gossip into a court of law where it doesn't belong. We believe we are going to be challenging that law."

Will County States Attorney James Glasgow views the ability to utilize select third party statements in a substantially different light and is likely going to use this new law to his advantage.
"In essence what you're basically allowing the victim of a violent crime to do is to testify from the grave," Glasgow said at a press briefing Thursday evening. Glasgow also clarified that the usage of these statements in court also comes with "very serious protections for the defendant's rights."

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30633906/
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Drew Peterson arrested — but will it stick?
Lawyer: Case against him for murder of third wife is ‘weak, circumstantial’
updated 9:21 a.m. ET, Fri., May 8, 2009
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“This is a weak, circumstantial case at best,” lawyer Joel Brodsky told TODAY’s Natalie Morales Friday in New York. He pointed out that Will County, Ill., prosecutors have to prove that Peterson drowned his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in her bathtub in 2004. “Drew doesn’t have to prove his innocence,” Brodsky said.

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30640160/

Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 11:15 AM
Attorney Hopes To Get Peterson's Bond Reduced
May 11, 2009 5:42 am US/Central
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Brodsky maintains reasonable bond would be about $500,000. If bond is reduced, Brodsky says he thinks Peterson could raise the money.

In addition to the bond issue, he also told CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli he plans to challenge a new evidence law.

Many people have taken to calling that law the "Drew Peterson law" because they believe it was specifically drafted to allow the words of Kathleen Savio to be used against Drew Peterson in a court of law, even if they're not able to do so in person themselves.

"It's just simply a bad law," Brodsky said. "It allows rumor, backyard gossip and innuendo come into a court of law masquerading as evidence."

VIDEO: Drew Peterson's Lawyer Responds To Media 3:44
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VIDEO: Peterson's Attorney Targets New Evidence Law 2:57
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Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 11:20 AM
Lisa Stebic Relatives Remember Missing Mom
Family Members Hope Drew Peterson Case Helps Their Cause
May 10, 2009 9:36 pm US/Central
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The arrest of Drew Peterson in the 2004 homicide of Kathleen Savio is giving hope to another family.

The loved ones of Lisa Stebic think it could lead to new developments in the case of the missing mother.

Stebic disappeared from her Plainfield home on April 30, 2007. Her estranged husband, Craig Stebic, has been named a person of interest in the case, but he denies any involvement and has not been charged with any crime.

CBS 2's Pamela Jones talked with Lisa's family about how the Peterson case could make a difference to the Stebic investigation.
Lisa Stebic's family is wishing prosecutors in the Savio case the best of luck. They'll be watching to see how this all plays out.

VIDEO: Lisa Stebic Family Remembers The Missing Mom 2:16
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http://cbs2chicago.com/local/Lisa.Stebic.Melanie.2.1006448.html

Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 12:49 PM
His kids support him, Peterson's publicist says
May 11, 2009
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The now-jailed Drew Peterson has the support of his children, according to statement his publicist released today from Peterson's eldest son Steve Peterson.

"All of the children of Drew Peterson fully support their father and know that he is innocent of the charges against him," the statement said. "We know him better than anyone else in the world, and we know he is not guilty.
"My younger brothers and sister, Chris, Tom, Anthony and Lacy, are staying with me. We miss our dad and are praying for his release every day."

State police Lt. Carl Anderson (background) escorts Drew Peterson into District 5 State Police headquarters Thursday. Peterson was arrested on charges alleging he killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1564401,050809drew1.fullimage

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Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 12:52 PM
Prosecutor 'really doesn't have a case,' Drew Peterson's lawyer contends
May 11, 2009
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The case is "not just hearsay, but double hearsay," Brodsky said.

He was referring to statements purportedly made by Savio, Peterson's third wife, about his threats, and comments allegedly made by Stacy, his missing fourth wife, to a pastor.

Peterson has been cracking wise since his arrest about jailhouse food and "bling" (handcuffs.)

It's a defense mechanism, Brodsky said.

"Drew does not think this situation he's in is funny," he said. "His comments certainly don't help. ... I've discussed that with Drew."

Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1567604,CST-NWS-drew11.article

Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 12:56 PM
The case against Drew Peterson: Testimony from 'beyond the grave'
STRATEGY | Prosecutors plan to use 'hearsay' statements from murdered wife
May 9, 2009
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A new state law enacted last year with the support of Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow makes it easier to use "hearsay'' statements from victims who were allegedly killed to prevent them from testifying against their attackers.

"You're letting someone testify from beyond the grave,'' Glasgow said of the law enacted last November, which was referred to informally in Springfield as the "Drew Peterson bill'' because of its ties to the high-profile case.

The statements of Savio and Stacy Peterson may be critical -- though some legal experts question the constitutionality of the new law -- because authorities apparently have little physical or forensic evidence tying Peterson to his third wife's death.

Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1566234,CST-NWS-drew10.article

Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 01:04 PM
Building a Case Against Drew Peterson
Dislike for Drew Peterson Is One Thing, but is There Enough Evidence Against Him?
May 11, 2009
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While the allegations against Peterson and his seemingly blase attitude toward the fate of his two wives have made him an unpopular media figure, prosecutors face the burden of convincing a jury he's guilty using evidence that's reportedly circumstantial at this point.


Prosectors are hoping they can enter into evidence writings from Savio when she was in the midst of her divorce from Peterson, that she feared her husband's "next step is to take my children away or kill me."

Article:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/LawPolitics/story?id=7554507&page=1

Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 01:07 PM
Drew Peterson Meets With Attorney
May 11, 2009 3 hrs ago
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They just met for a little over an hour by closed circuit video. While his attorney would not go into the details of their conversation, he did give an update on how Peterson is holding up in jail. Brodsky describes Peterson's mood as buoyant and confident. "Obviously he knows how serious it is, we talked about how serious it is, but he's also being himself, cracking jokes," said Brodsky.

We asked Brodsky if he's disappointed in his client's demeanor. "That's what an innocent man will do. He's not acting, he's being himself," Brodsky said. He says Peterson is not changing who he is just to fit someone else's definition of how a murder suspect should or shouldn't act. "Some people faint, some people cry, drew reverts to humor and wise-cracking," said Brodsky.

VIDEO: Drew Peterson Meets With Attorney 1:33
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Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 01:11 PM
VIDEO: Dr. Baden: did Drew Peterson wife #3 struggle?
May 9th, 2009 7:31 PM Eastern
http://gretawire.foxnews.com/2009/05/09/dr-baden-did-drew-peterson-wife-3-struggle/

Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 01:19 PM
Drew Peterson and his many wives
Published: May 8, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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The Drew Peterson case continues to read like a black-comedy version of "The Silence of the Lambs" done by "Monty Python's Flying Circus," with the Keystone Cops standing in for the FBI.

The Peterson case has a long way to go, and it will generate thousands of hours of prime time and millions of tabloid sales yet. In macroeconomic terms, it might even be argued that Peterson is therefore a timely blessing for the embattled U.S. media industry. Cynics can claim that all the attention the media is giving his case -- like so many other sleazy, tawdry tales of lust, rage and evil before him -- is a good argument for wiping out the entire popular media complex with the financial equivalent of a giant meteorite.

Article:
http://www.upi.com/news/issueoftheday/2009/05/08/Drew-Peterson-and-his-many-wives/UPI-67581241800959/

Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 01:21 PM
Attorney for Peterson downplays charges
Published: May 8, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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Attorney Joel Brodsky said Friday during appearances on U.S. morning news shows the case against his client, Drew Peterson, is circumstantial at best.
Brodsky told "Good Morning America" his client previously had passed a lie detector test in Savio's death.

"He passed that polygraph exam 100 percent," Brodsky said.

Article:
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/05/08/Attorney-for-Peterson-downplays-charges/UPI-79681241800261/

Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 01:52 PM
Drew Peterson's Lawyer Wants $20 Million Bond Reduced
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Peterson, arrested Thursday, is being held in segregation at the Will County Adult Detention Facility in Joliet, both because he's a former Bolingbrook police officer and because his case is high-profile, Brodsky said.

And given the case's high profile, he said he'll likely ask the judge to move the case out of Will County or to seat a jury from outside of northern Illinois.

He said he hasn't made the decision yet because trying the case among people who know Peterson has its advantages.

"On one hand, Drew has been serving the citizens of Will County for 30 years, he's been a part of the thin blue line that's kept them safe, and he's certainly a well-known member of the community," Brodsky said. "On the other hand, obviously we have to worry about all the tremendous amount of negative publicity that's been given to him."

Photos: Life after his wife Stacy's disappearance
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VIDEO: Is Drew Peterson harming his own case? May 10, 2009 3:51
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Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 05:51 PM
Drew Peterson's Girlfriend Packs Up And Leaves
05/08/09 08:16 PM
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The woman with whom former Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson has been involved in an on-again, off-again relationship is taking some of her things from his suburban Chicago house.

On Friday, a day after Peterson was charged with first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, Christina Raines loaded some belongings into a vehicle and left.

Article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/08/drew-petersons-girlfriend_n_200684.html

Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 06:24 PM
Father of Drew Peterson's Fiancee Relieved
Sunday, May 10, 2009
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This is a rush transcript from "On the Record," May 8, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: First, the ever-cocky Drew Peterson, shackled in a jail jumpsuit, charged with the murder of his third wife, screamed this to reporters on his way into court today.

VIDEO: Relieved Father
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VIDEO: Third wife's kin on Peterson arrest
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VIDEO: Another legal battle for Peterson
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,519647,00.html

Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 06:33 PM
Attorney for Drew Peterson dismisses reports that Peterson enlisted stepbrother to help dispose of his wife’s body
Thomas Morphey this week told a newspaper he helped Peterson move a blue barrel out of Peterson’s house on the day Stacy Peterson disappeared
March 11, 2009
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In his first public interview, Peterson’s stepbrother, Thomas Morphey this week told the Joliet Herald News that he had helped Peterson move a blue barrel out of Peterson’s house on the day that Peterson’s wife, Stacy, disappeared. The Tribune had previously reported Morphey’s alleged role in the day’s events.

But Morphey also said that the day before the blue barrel incident, Drew Peterson asked him: “How much do you love me?” and “enough to kill for me?”

Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky, played down the significance of Morphey’s interview, saying the man has a history of drug and alcohol abuse. Morphey has also attempted suicide, including in the days after Stacy Peterson vanished.

“A person like that has fantasies—they are delusional,” Brodsky said. “They can create things for whatever reason, they can twist facts or circumstances to meet their own needs. So you can’t really take a person like that at their word.”

Article:
http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2009/mar/11/local/chi-drew-peterson-11-mar11

Angel Who Cares
05-11-2009, 07:26 PM
Drew Peterson arrest: What happens to the kids?
Monday, May 11, 2009 6:34:03 PM
CHICAGO(AP)
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Drew Peterson, charged in the death of his third wife and suspected in the disappearance of his fourth, soon might face another legal battle: a custody fight.

The ex-cop had two children with Kathleen Savio, whom he's accused of killing, and another two with Stacy Peterson, who has been missing since 2007. Drew Peterson's adult son Stephen announced Monday that he has taken custody of the children, but relatives of Savio and Stacy Peterson are looking into whether they can change that.

"We'd seen a lawyer a ways back and were told we'd have to wait until he was charged," said Pamela Bosco, a friend of Stacy Peterson who has acted as a spokeswoman for her family. "We have to go back to a lawyer and see what's available to us."

Article:
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/National/2009/5/11/drew_peterson_arrest_what_happens_to_the_kids.html

Angel Who Cares
05-12-2009, 11:14 AM
Drew Peterson's Son Issues Statement Of Support
Peterson Being Held In Will County Jail On $20 Million Bond
May 11, 2009 6:01 pm US/Central
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In it he says, "All of the children of Drew Peterson fully support their father and know that he is innocent of the charges against him. We know him better than anyone else in the world and we know he is not guilty."

He goes on to say that the two boys Peterson had with Kathleen Savio and the two children he had with Stacy Peterson are staying with him.

Those children were home Thursday when police entered their Bolingbrook house and removed them after their father had been pulled over in a traffic stop. Officers shielded the children's faces as they were taken from the house.

The former police sergeant is being held in the Will County Jail in segregation. He is allowed two half-hour visits a week and all visitors must be on a pre-approved guest list.

So far Peterson's attorney says the younger children have not seen their dad.

VIDEO: Drew Peterson's Son Issues Statement Of Support 1:46
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Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.children.2.1007256.html

Angel Who Cares
05-12-2009, 11:19 AM
Drew Unplugged Video
Drew Peterson has made quite a few comments to the media. Here are some of his craziest comments.
VIDEO:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/news/Peterson_Comments

Angel Who Cares
05-13-2009, 02:34 PM
Insider says Drew Peterson could make bond
Published: May 13, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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Ernie Raines, the father of Drew Peterson's live-in fiancee, says his daughter, Chrissy, told him Peterson has enough money to cover a $20 million bond, the Joliet Herald-News reported Wednesday.

Peterson's lawyer has complained the bond set in the first-degree murder case against his client is way out of line and will seek to get it dropped to something more affordable.

But Raines says Peterson has plenty of money, which he was using as bait to keep Chrissy Raines in his home.

He is due back in court on Monday.

Article:
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/05/13/Insider-says-Drew-Peterson-could-make-bond/UPI-25851242226883/

Angel Who Cares
05-13-2009, 03:03 PM
Fiancée's Father Says Peterson Can Make Bail
Attorney Says $20 Million Bond Is Excessive
May 13, 2009 8:42 am US/Central
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And Raines says his daughter, who is now living with her two children at her sister's home, has grown angry with him for speaking out against Peterson. Raines said he explained to his daughter, "I'm trying to defend you.

"I'm trying to tell the world, 'It's not you, it's him,'" he said.

Chrissy has yet to visit Peterson in jail, her father said, and he told her to keep it that way.
Raines does not want to see that happen.

"If he does bond out, I'm afraid my daughter's going to go running right back to him," he said.

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.bond.2.1008558.html

Angel Who Cares
05-13-2009, 03:28 PM
Fiancee Visits Drew Peterson in Jail
Updated: Wednesday, 13 May 2009, 12:30 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 13 May 2009, 12:29 PM EDT
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The young woman who remains engaged and committed to Drew Peterson, despite his arrest for the murder of his third wife, arrived at the Will County Jail visitation center around 12:30 pm.

Afterwards, Raines was in no mood to talk about the visit.
When asked why she was at the jail, she told Craig Wall, “None of your f*$%@*in' business.”

When Craig Wall broke the news to Ernest Raines about his daughter's visit, he was in shock.
He had hoped that after Peterson was locked up, the relationship that caused him grave concern would finally be over.

“He manipulated her. He conned her. And, he spun his web and I just don't know. I’m sick to my stomach,” said Raines.
Raines says his daughter loves Peterson's two young children, and must love him too if she's going to see him.

“Till’ they say he's guilty and they give him sixty years, that’s when she'll wake up. I just hope to god he don't make bail,” added Raines.

*Note Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/national/dpgo_drew_peterson_fiancee_lwf_051309_2482972

Angel Who Cares
05-14-2009, 02:18 AM
Drew Peterson Indictment - Illinois Policeman Charged
With Murdering Kathleen Savio, His Third Wife
Illinois v. Drew Peterson
May 7, 2009
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Illinois grand jury indicted former policeman Drew Peterson on first-degree murder charges for the slaying of his third wife Kathleen Savio

You can read Peterson’s indictment below:
http://news.findlaw.com/cnn/docs/crim/drew-peterson-indictment.html

Angel Who Cares
05-14-2009, 10:29 PM
Peterson Stepbrother Goes Before Grand Jury
May 14, 2009 5:28 pm US/Central
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Exactly one week after Drew Peterson was arrested and charged with murdering his third wife Kathleen Savio, some of the key players in the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, 23, stopped by the Will County Court Annex in Joliet to testify before the special grand jury.

Thomas Morphey, Len Wawczak and Paula Stark were present to talk to grand jurors investigating the October 2007 disappearance of Stacy, Drew Peterson's fourth wife.

The trio had nothing to say to reporters about their appearance before the grand jury.

Morphey, Drew Peterson's stepbrother, has claimed Peterson roped him into disposing of his wife's body. Morphey first told his story to The Herald News.

Stark and Wawczak are former friends of Peterson who wore a wire for state police investigators and secretly recorded some seven months of conversations between themselves and the former police sergeant.

VIDEO: 3 Key Players Testify In Peterson Case 2:06
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58606@wbbm.dayport.com

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/peterson.grand.jury.2.1009748.html

Angel Who Cares
05-14-2009, 10:38 PM
How Hearsay Evidence Could Help the Case Against Drew Peterson
By Steven Gray / Chicago Tuesday, May. 12, 2009
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For years, courts have allowed certain types of hearsay testimony. However, matters became complicated in 2004, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in Crawford v. Washington, a case involving a husband, Michael Crawford, convicted of stabbing a man he claimed tried to rape his wife, Sylvia.

Then, in the case of Giles v.California last year, the Supreme Court ruled that statements to law enforcement officers are admissible as testimony if the defendant is found to have caused "unavailability."

Last fall came Illinois's new hearsay law — coincidentally, one of the last pieces of legislation signed by Rod Blagojevich before he left office in disgrace. The law seems to resemble the increasing number of statutes across the country essentially codifying the Giles decision. "A statement is not rendered inadmissible by the hearsay rule if it is offered against a party that has killed the declarant ... intending to procure the unavailability of the declarant as a witness in a criminal proceeding," the law states.

Those two Supreme Court cases, along with Illinois's law, may give Will County prosecutors key openings in their quest to invoke some of Savio's statements.

See the top 10 crime stories of 2008:
http://www.time.com/time/specials/2008/top10/article/0,30583,1855948_1862222,00.html

See the top 25 crimes of the century:
http://www.time.com/time/2007/crimes/

See a pictorial history of Supreme Court nomination battles:
http://www.time.com/time/photoessays/confirmations/

Article:
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1897831,00.html

Angel Who Cares
05-14-2009, 10:47 PM
Witnesses Testify in Peterson Case
May 14, 2009
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Together these three represent the last, and perhaps most important witnesses prosecutors need if they are to bring an indictment in Stacy's disappearance, and presumed death. Peterson's attorney says he's not worried, but admits it's hard to guess what that testimony might mean.

“I don't think that it necessarily indicates there's gonna be an indictment. It could be simply because the grand jury's wrapping up and they want to get all these testimonies on the record,” said Peterson’s attorney Joel Brodsky.

*Note: Video Interview With Petersons Lawyer Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/witness_testify_peterson

Angel Who Cares
05-14-2009, 10:50 PM
Peterson Stepbrother Goes Before Grand Jury
Updated: Thursday, 14 May 2009, 1:03 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 14 May 2009, 1:02 PM CDT
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Thomas Morphey, Len Wawczak and Paula Stark were present to talk to grand jurors investigating the October 2007 disappearance of Stacy, Drew Peterson's fourth wife.

The trio had nothing to say to reporters about their appearance before the grand jury.

Morphey, Drew Peterson's stepbrother, has claimed Peterson roped him into disposing of his wife's body. Morphey first told his story to The Herald News.

Stark and Wawczak say they wore a wire for state police investigators.

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/Drew_Peterson_Brother

Angel Who Cares
05-14-2009, 10:54 PM
Drew's Life Behind Bars
Updated: Wednesday, 13 May 2009, 9:46 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 13 May 2009, 9:44 AM CDT
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(PAUL KAUPAS, WILL COUNTY SHERIFF) "At the present time, he's a model inmate."

Behind the walls of the new Will County Jail, Drew Peterson sits alone inside a cell in the medical wing. These pictures provided by the jail show what it was like before this area opened.

During a tour of the facility I saw Peterson sitting alone in this very day room, known as DR 3.

Only now he's traded in his red jumpsuit for a dark blue one which signifies he's a new inmate who may not know all the rules, so the guards can cut him some slack if he messes up.

Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/crime/PetersonPrison

Angel Who Cares
05-14-2009, 11:05 PM
Drew's Girlfriend Lawyers Up
Christina Raines hires Gloria Allred
Updated 9:38 PM CDT, Thu, May 14, 2009
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One of the most prominent women's rights attorneys in the nation has been hired by Drew Peterson's on-again, off-again girlfriend.

Gloria Allred, who has been involved in numerous high-profile cases, has been retained by Christina Raines.

She's not commenting on her representation of Raines yet, but said she plans on making a statement on Friday.

Article:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/drew-peterson-christina-raines-hires-gloria-allred.html
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Peterson Grand Jury Hears Wire Tap Testimony
Updated 5:01 PM CDT, Thu, May 14, 2009
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The grand jury is in its final two weeks of work toward a possible indictment in the disappearance of Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy. But no one, not even Peterson's attorney, knows whether he'll be charged.

Thomas Morphey, Drew's stepbrother, also went before the grand jury Thursday. Morphey went public with claims he helped carry a blue plastic barrel out of the Peterson home, which he now believes contained Stacy's dead body.

From his jail cell, Peterson spoke to the Today Show's Matt Lauer in a phone interview, which airs Friday morning. Watch an excerpt below.

MSNBC.com video: Drew Peterson speaks out from prison 1:04
May 14: In his first jailhouse interview, Drew Peterson tells Matt Lauer about his recent arrest.
msnbc.com Video Player

Article:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Peterson-Grand-Jury-Hears-Wire-Tap-Testimony.html

Angel Who Cares
05-15-2009, 09:32 AM
Ex-Cop Peterson Defends Remarks
Peterson Called His Handcuffs 'Bling'
POSTED: 4:41 am EDT May 15, 2009
UPDATED: 7:47 am EDT May 15, 2009
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In a clip released Thursday, Peterson told NBC's Matt Lauer that it's not in his nature to hide.

Peterson called his handcuffs "bling" and his red jail jumpsuit "spiffy" as he was led into court last week. Lauer asked Peterson if he worries such remarks will make him seem unsympathetic.

Speaking by phone, Peterson said "there's no book written" on how he's supposed to act, and he doesn't think it would be better if he had tears in his eyes.

Article:
http://www.wlky.com/news/19468771/detail.html
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UPDATED: Drew Peterson's Jailhouse Interview
Updated 8:15 AM EDT, Fri, May 15, 2009
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Soon a Grand Jury, which today is hearing testimony from Peterson’s stepbrother, will decide if he should stand trial for that murder as well.

“I’m also thinking that I’ll be released on bond and probably be found innocent,” he said.

Part of his confidence, he told Lauer, comes from the fact that he passed polygraph questions about Savio’s disappearance. He also said that the grand jury that indicted him last week was flawed, because it's a bunch of "regular people" who don't understand the law.

He said he doubts the evidence against him and believes he was arrested because public pressure mounted for the prosecution.

Peterson is being held in a brand new jail facility in Joliet, Illinois that he says is very comfortable. He told Lauer that he talks to his four children every day and that they expect him home.

Article:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/us_world/Drew-Petersons-Jailhouse-Interview.html
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Drew Peterson: I’ll ‘probably be found innocent’
In jailhouse interview, accused killer criticizes grand jury that indicted him
updated 6:23 a.m. ET, Fri., May 15, 2009
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In a phone interview from the Will County Jail in Joliet, Ill., recorded Thursday and broadcast Friday, Drew Peterson told TODAY’s Matt Lauer that he’ll “probably be found innocent” of the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

In the meantime, Peterson said, “I'm being treated pretty exceptional. This is a brand new facility — the Will County Jail in Joliet. The staff’s very courteous and professional. I'm in a cell where I'm pretty much isolated from everybody. The only contact I have with people are the guards and the people who bring me my food.”

He also said that he hadn’t anticipated he would ever be arrested. “Now that it’s happened, we’ll have to move forward and defend it,” he said.

“I have phone contact with them daily, and they’re doing very well,” Peterson said. “The older two, they know what’s going on. They are aware of what's happening. And the younger two — I’m just with the police right now helping them.

“You told them you’re actually out helping the police trying to find their mom?” Lauer asked.

“I didn't say I was trying to find her, just said I was helping the police, and I believe that is what my son has told them,” Peterson replied.

Web-only: Lauer's full interview with Peterson 8:07
May 15: Watch TODAY's Matt Lauer's full interview with Drew Peterson, who is in jail charged with the murder of his third wife.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/30753481#30753481

Today Show video: Battle lines being drawn in Peterson case
May 10: Legal analyst Lisa Green joins NBC's Peter Alexander to discuss the murder case against former police sergeant Drew Peterson.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/30670453#30670453

Today Show video: Drew Peterson’s kids defend their dad 1:52
May 12: The children of Drew Peterson, the former police officer arrested in the death of his third wife, are speaking out in support of their father. TODAY's Amy Robach reports.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/30699578#30699578

Today Show video: Jailed Peterson defends reaction to arrest 4:34
May 15: In his first jailhouse interview, Drew Peterson, the former police officer charged with murdering his third wife, tells TODAY's Matt Lauer about his recent arrest.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/30761485#30761485

From love to cuffs: Case timeline
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/30646008/

Article:
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/30759276/

Angel Who Cares
05-15-2009, 10:10 AM
'DREW PETERSON LAW'
Drew Peterson law used in Warrenville slaying case
Slain girl's statements can be used by prosecutors at trial
Art Barnum
May 15, 2009
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Joshua Matthews, 24, of Maywood, is charged with the Oct. 9, 2005, slaying of former friend Sade Glover, 17, in the driveway of her Warrenville home. Prosecutors contend Glover was fatally shot numerous times because she had filed battery charges against him in July 2005 for punching her in the face when she refused to hide his marijuana while he was on parole from prison.

State legislators broadened the state's hearsay-statements law last year at the request of Will County prosecutors, who want to use similar statements against former Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson, who is charged with killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, and suspected in connection with the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.

Article:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-dead-woman-talking-15-may15,0,5987016.story?track=rss
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Drew Peterson's divorce battle with Kathleen Savio investigated
Peterson stood to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars, court documents say
May 15, 2009
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Harry Smith, the attorney who was representing Savio in her divorce , said this week he has turned over to prosecutors the subpoenas he had issued to Peterson regarding his pension and other financial matters.

Smith, who twice testified before the grand jury investigating Savio's death, said it's his understanding that the county has hired financial experts to determine exactly what the economic loss to Peterson would have been. A state's attorney's spokesman declined to comment.

"I'm sure that's what Peterson feared -- mostly that she was going to take everything from him," said Sue Doman, Savio's sister.

Article:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-peterson-divorce-15may15,0,6241154.story

Angel Who Cares
05-15-2009, 10:20 AM
Savio's Letters Show Cries For Help
Updated: Friday, 08 May 2009, 10:01 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 08 May 2009, 7:45 PM CDT
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She wrote, "I really feel Drew is a loose cannon" in a letter sent to the Will County states attorney's office in November of 2002.

She also wrote, "He is out on the streets of Bolingbrook patrolling and just taking the law into his own hands. I haven't received help from the police here in Bolingbrook, and I’m (sic) asking for your help now before its too late."

Savio sent a similar plea for help to former Fox Chicago anchorman, Walter Jacobson.

"When I found out Mr. Peterson was having an affair with a minor at the police department, he began to get very violent," she wrote. She went on to say "he knows how to manipulate the system and his next step is to take my children away or kill me."

Video Included In Article!

•Kathleen Savio's Will
http://media.myfoxchicago.com/special/kathleensaviowill.PDF

•Letters From Kathleen Savio
http://media.myfoxchicago.com/special/lettersfromkathleensavio.PDF

•Anonymous Letter To Kathleen Savio
http://media.myfoxchicago.com/special/lettertokathleensavio.PDF

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/investigative/savio_letters_revealed

Angel Who Cares
05-15-2009, 10:35 AM
Drew was being himself
'TODAY' | Didn't hide face, shed tears at arrest because 'that's just not me,' he tells interviewer
May 15, 2009
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Excerpts of Lauer's interview with Peterson were aired on a WMAQ-Channel 5 newscast Thursday night.
He said he didn't participate in the search for Stacy Peterson because he didn't agree with the way it was being handled. He has maintained she abandoned him and their children, running off with another man.

"They were searching in weeds and bushes. I don't believe she is in weeds and bushes," he told Lauer. "She's out there somewhere living her life."

Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1575608,CST-NWS-drew15.article

Angel Who Cares
05-15-2009, 06:50 PM
Peterson's fiance gets high-profile lawyer
May 15, 2009 2:44 PM
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A high-profile Los Angeles attorney said Friday she is "representing...as a spokesperson" Drew Peterson's on-again, off-again fiancé Christina Raines, 24, who the attorney said may be called as a witness.

Raines, who had plans to marry Peterson once his divorce from Stacy was finalized, was "shocked" by his arrest but "takes no position on whether or not he is guilty," Allred said in the statement.

"Her heart goes out to both families who have suffered such a terrible loss," the statement said

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/petersons-fiance-gets-high-profile-lawyer.html

Angel Who Cares
05-15-2009, 07:04 PM
Savio's sister calls Drew Peterson evidence "strong"
Posted: 7:03 PM May 14, 2009
Last Updated: 10:05 AM May 15, 2009
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"He said to her I can kill you and I can make it look like an accident and no one will know." Statements like that from Kathleen Savio's sister Sue Doman, who lives in Machesney Park, make up much of the evidence prosecutors plan to use against former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson in his murder trial.

But Doman believes the evidence will hold up. She says, "My sister had over 100 pages of documentation of everything in her life. She documented all the times she tried to reach out to people and no one responded."

Doman will face Peterson in court during his next appearance Monday.
She says for the past five years she's visited her sister's grave, grieving and asking how she died. Savio's birthday is next month and Doman says she's looking forward to going there to celebrate what she hopes is justice being served.

VIDEO: Savio's Sister Calls Drew Peterson Evidence Strong
http://www.wifr.com/video/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=3761754

Article:
http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/45052807.html

Angel Who Cares
05-18-2009, 07:46 AM
Peterson Faces Arraignment in Wife's Murder
Monday, May 18, 2009
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Former police officer Drew Peterson could be allowed to stay at his suburban Chicago home as he awaits a possible trial in the death of his third wife.

Peterson, who has been jailed since May 7, is scheduled to be formally arraigned Monday on first-degree murder charges in the 2004 slaying of Kathleen Savio. Peterson's attorney Joel Brodsky is expected to ask a judge to reduce Peterson's bond, which is now $20 million.

Photos:
http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/0,4644,3445,00.html

Article:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520482,00.html

Angel Who Cares
05-18-2009, 07:58 AM
Prosecutors: Divorce was possible Peterson motive
May 18
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Six days before Kathleen Savio’s lifeless body was found in an empty bathtub in her Bolingbrook, Ill., home, Drew Peterson’s lawyer prepared papers telling his client he had been subpoenaed and was to be deposed in his ongoing divorce battle.

Peterson, indicted last week on murder charges in Savio’s 2004 drowning death, stood to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in the divorce from the sale of the couple’s home and Sud’s Pub, his bar, according to court documents. Savio was also going after half of his police pension, which pays $6,000 a month.

Instead of losing a bundle, Peterson got just about everything after Savio’s death, including custody of their two children.

The Chicago Tribune has learned the state’s attorney’s office is making a closer examination of the divorce and what was at stake as it prepares for the prosecution of Peterson, who is scheduled to be arraigned today.

Article:
http://www.timesleader.com/news/Prosecutors__Divorce_was_possible_Peterson_motive_ 05-18-2009.html

Angel Who Cares
05-18-2009, 09:39 AM
UPDATED: Drew Peterson Pleads Not Guilty In Savio's Death
Experts Say Peterson's Mouth Could Compound His Troubles
May 18, 2009 4:50 pm US/Central
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"We"ll enter a plea of not guilty to both counts," attorney Joel Brodsky said in court as Peterson stood next to him, dressed in blue jail fatigues.

Also in court Monday, prosecutors asked for a new judge because they say the current judge is prejudiced against them.

Peterson is in protective custody at the Will County Jail, instead of being held with other prisoners, Brodsky said.

"He's being treated well, and he's being taken care of," said Peterson attorney Reem Odeh.

"It's a little bit boring, but much better than normal jail circumstances," Brodsky added.

As prosecutors try to put him away, Peterson's words could play a big role even if he never takes the stand.

VIDEO: Peterson Pleads Not Guilty In Savio Case 2:19
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58700@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Peterson Prosecution Asks For A New Judge 3:10
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58707@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO-Analysis: Drew Peterson Criminal Case 2:21
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58379@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO-Analysis: How Can Drew Peterson Be Convicted? 2:03
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58386@wbbm.dayport.com

SLIDESHOW: The Search For Stacy
http://cbs2chicago.com/slideshows/peterson.case.drew.20.569689.html

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.kathleen.2.1011684.html

Angel Who Cares
05-18-2009, 10:33 AM
Prosecutors seek new judge in Peterson case
May 18, 2009 9:16 AM
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UPDATE: Drew Peterson formally entered a plea of not guilty this morning on charges that he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Meanwhile, prosecutors have asked for a new judge to be assigned to the case. The hearing currently is in recess.

Drew Peterson is scheduled to be arraigned this morning on charges he murdered his third wife five years ago. But the major issue at that hearing is whether he will get his bond reduced.

The arraignment at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet had been delayed because Peterson's lead attorney, Joel Brodsky, was doing a series of media interviews in New York, proclaiming his client's innocence, the day after Peterson was arrested on a Bolingbrook street.

As with all murder defendants at arraignment, the former Bolingbrook police officer will plead not guilty. But the major news to come out of his court appearance will focus on whether a Will County judge will lower Peterson's $20 million bail.

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/drew-peterson-to-be-arraigned-today.html

Angel Who Cares
05-18-2009, 12:31 PM
Peterson Pleads Not Guilty in Murder
Updated: Monday, 18 May 2009, 11:08 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 18 May 2009, 7:23 AM EDT
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defense attorney has entered a not guilty plea for former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson in the 2004 death of Peterson's third wife.

Peterson stood silently in court Monday, wearing a blue jail jumpsuit and shackles.

Prosecutors filed a motion at the hearing asking for a new judge. State's Attorney James Glascow didn't give a reason, and court recessed while another judge was called to handle rest of the hearing.

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/national/dpg_Drew_Peterson_Arraignment_fc_20090518_2493743

Angel Who Cares
05-18-2009, 04:25 PM
Ex-Cop Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Wife
May 18, 2009
posted: 2 HOURS 36 MINUTES AGO
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After his plea, prosecutors asked that Judge Richard Schoenstedt be removed from Peterson's case, citing "grounds of prejudice against the state."
In November, Schoenstedt dismissed felony gun charges against Peterson after Will County prosecutors refused to give the defense communications between Illinois State Police and the state's attorney's office. Those documents had led to Peterson's arrest on the gun charges.
The defense challenged the motion, and a hearing on the issue was set for Thursday before another judge.
The prosecution move derailed defense attorney Joel Brodsky's plan to ask that bail be cut from $20 million to less than $500,000.

Outside court after the arraignment, Savio's family said they did not want Peterson released on reduced bail. Savio's father, Henry, said his one wish is "to have this done."
Savio family members said they think money, specifically Peterson's pension, was a motive in the killing.

VIDEO: Peterson Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charges
http://www.wftv.com/video/19492305/index.html

VIDEO: Peterson Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charges
http://www.clickorlando.com/video/19492305/index.html

Article:
http://news.aol.com/article/drew-peterson/486901?icid=main|compaq-desktop|dl1|link2|http%3A%2F%2Fnews.aol.com%2Farti cle%2Fdrew-peterson%2F486901

Angel Who Cares
05-18-2009, 04:57 PM
Drew Peterson's Words Could Spark Trouble
Murder Suspect's Relish Of Spotlight May Be Seen As Smart-Aleck Behavior; Enters Not Guilty Plea
CHICAGO, May 18, 2009
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Drew Peterson may not take the stand if he goes to trial for killing his third wife, but his words could still play a big role as prosecutors try to put him away.

What this trial is going to show - if we even get to trial - will be that there is absolutely no evidence that Drew did anything wrong, anything at all regarding Kathleen Savio's death," Brodsky told CBS' The Early Show.

Bloom said even though most people who sit on juries want to be fair, they can still end up being swayed by things that have nothing to do with evidence.

“They say they won't, but they can be impacted by innuendo, suspicion, speculation and moral judgment,” he said.

That explains why Peterson reminds Black of a lawyer who displayed a mounted fish on his wall.

“It had a sign that said, 'I wouldn't be here either if I kept my mouth shut,”' said Black, chuckling.

VIDEO: Peterson's Case For Freedom 1:34
Peterson's Case For Freedom - CBS News Video

PHOTOS: Drew Peterson Photos Set 1
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PHOTOS: Drew Peterson Photos Set 2
http://www.daylife.com/topic/Drew_Peterson/photos/2/grid

PHOTOS: Drew Peterson Photos Set 3
http://www.daylife.com/topic/Drew_Peterson/photos/3/grid

PHOTOS: Drew Peterson Photos Set 4
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Article:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/05/18/national/main5022473.shtml?source=RSSattr=TheEarlyShow_5022 473

Angel Who Cares
05-18-2009, 05:02 PM
Request for new judge delays Peterson hearing
May 18, 2009 12:47 PM
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Outside the courthouse, Brodsky blasted the state's motion to replace Schoenstedt, whom he called fair-minded.

"It's nothing but gamesmanship," he said. "I think it shows that the state does not want to try this case on the merits. It wants to try it on technicalities."

"For the prosecutor of the county to call the chief judge of the criminal division of this county prejudiced is quite extraordinary."

Brodsky, who today was granted face-to-face jailhouse visits with Peterson, said he was "leaning strongly" toward asking that a jury be picked from outside the county to hear the case.

He noted that Peterson had not cracked any jokes in court, and he added he had not instructed his client on how to behave. Still, after thearraignment ,there was a "little bit of levity" with Peterson, he said.

But Melissa Doman, Savio's niece, said she felt better seeing Peterson's demeanor changed.

"The smug smirk is gone," the Romeoville resident said. "I've seen him walking around for over a year with that smug smirk and it's gone. Now he's sitting in jail."

VIDEO: Savio Family Rips Drew Peterson After Hearing May 18, 2009 1:36
YouTube - Savio Family Rips Drew Peterson After Hearing

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/drew-peterson-to-be-arraigned-today.html

Angel Who Cares
05-18-2009, 07:22 PM
Smirk-less Peterson remains behind bars
Published: 5/18/2009 7:36 AM | Updated: 5/18/2009 4:09 PM
<snipped>
His trademark smirk gone, a shackled Drew Peterson learned in court Monday he'll remain locked up a while longer.
The prosecution's effort to eject a Will County judge from the case stalled the former Bolingbrook police sergeant's attempt to get a lower bond.

After Monday's arraignment, Henry Savio said it is his hope that the truth about how his daughter died comes out in court. The 73-year-old father said he is convinced that Peterson killed her for financial and child custody issues.

"My wish is to have this done," Henry Savio said. "My daughter was very determined. I always knew what happened to her couldn't just be an accident."

Added Melissa Doman, the slain woman's niece: "I've seen (Peterson) walking around for over a year with that smug smirk. Now, the smug smirk is gone."

VIDEO: Savio Family Rips Drew Peterson After Hearing
http://video.ap.org/?t=By Section/U.S.&g=0518dv_peterson_savio&f=ILARL

VIDEO: Drew Peterson Pleads Not Guilty, Wants New Judge
http://video.ap.org/?t=By Section/U.S.&g=0518dv_peterson_arraigned&f=ILARL

Timeline in Drew Peterson investigation 05/18/09
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=294492

Article:
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=294361

Angel Who Cares
05-19-2009, 08:46 PM
Source: Grand jury ends Peterson probe
Posted: Tuesday, 19 May 2009 6:13PM
<snipped>
The grand jury investigating the fate of Drew Peterson's last two wives wrapped up Tuesday with the testimony of potential star witness Thomas Morphey, a source said.

The grand jury's 18-month term is set to expire Thursday, but the source said it finished two days early.

The grand jury indicted Peterson two weeks ago on first-degree murder charges in connection with Savio's death, but no indictments are on file relating to either Stacy Peterson or Stebic's disappearance, although they may be under seal.

Pelkie declined to comment on whether or not the grand jury has returned indictments in either Stacy or Stebic's case.

Morphey, the last witness to testify before the grand jury, received immunity from the state's attorney's office within days of Stacy's October 2007 disappearance. The state police put Morphey in hiding for his safety for months, but he was called to testify for the first time just last week.

Drew Peterson Photo Gallery
http://www.wbbm780.com/Drew-Peterson-Photo-Gallery/4333222

Article:
http://www.wbbm780.com/pages/4429091.php?contentType=4&contentId=4027063

Angel Who Cares
05-19-2009, 08:55 PM
State, Peterson team fight over judge
May 19, 2009
<snipped>
Brodsky had planned on trying to get Peterson's $20 million bond reduced, but never got a chance once Glasgow acted to have the judges switched.

Possibly aware that he would be returning to jail, Peterson put on a much different face from his last court appearance, the day after his May 7 arrest.

Still, the new Drew let his serious side slip long enough to "taunt" the relatives of his murdered wife, at least according to Savio's nephew, Michael Lisak.

"He was waving at my mom, just continuously looking at my family, the Savio family, almost in a mocking way," Lisak said.

Brodsky, who during the hearing was granted daily, face-to-face visits with Peterson in the jail, claimed to be unaware of this.

"In court, he was appropriate," said Brodsky, who was joined by attorneys Reem Odeh of Chicago and Andrew Abood, of East Lansing, Mich., in appearing for Peterson Monday. Brodsky promised a fourth lawyer, John Paul Carroll of Naperville, also would be coming aboard to defend Peterson.

IMAGE: Drew Peterson's lawyer Joel Brodsky appeared in court during Peterson's arraignment Monday morning. Brodsky entered a not guility plea for his client on murder charges in the death of Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio.
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1579295,jo19_peterson_lawyers_web.fullimage

IMAGE: Drew Peterson leaves the Will County Courthouse Monday after pleading not guilty to first-degree murder charges in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. He will return to court on Thursday when his attorney is expected to seek a lower bond.
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1579296,jo19_peterson_court_crop.fullimage

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1579500,Peterson-trial-judge-Joliet-JO051809.article

Angel Who Cares
05-19-2009, 09:13 PM
Source: Grand jury ends Peterson probe
May 19, 2009
<snipped>
The grand jury investigating the fate of Drew Peterson's last two wives wrapped up Tuesday with the testimony of potential star witness Thomas Morphey, a source said.

Charles B. Pelkie, the spokesman for the state's attorney's office, said he could neither confirm nor deny whether the grand jury, which was hearing testimony regarding the murder of Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, and the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, as well as the apparently unrelated disappearance of Plainfield mother Lisa Stebic, was in fact done.

IMAGE: Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow (left) and indicted former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson.
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1358178,JO01_PETERSON_P1.fullimage

IMAGE: Former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson has been indicted for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1581487,img_JO19_Peterson_P1.fullimage

Photos: Peterson investigation
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/photos/1420701,gallery_JO05_peterson.photogallery

More coverage: The Peterson Case
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/peterson/index.html

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1581433,Peterson-Grand-jury-concludes-JO051909.article

Angel Who Cares
05-19-2009, 09:41 PM
Peterson Prosecutors Ask For New Judge
Updated: Monday, 18 May 2009, 10:10 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 18 May 2009, 8:32 PM CDT
<snipped>
A shackled Drew Peterson left court and headed right back to jail. He was denied a bond hearing after Will County prosecutors asked for a new judge.

Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky, called it,” Nothing but gamesmanship.”

Peterson's attorney says the former Bolingbrook police sergeant is handling jail okay.

When asked if Peterson will have to testify if the case goes to trial, Peterson’s attorney Joel Brodsky said, “That's a decision, once again, that we'll have to make at the appropriate time.”

Peterson's attorneys also say they have not decided on whether to have a judge or jury try this case, but if they go with a jury, they will ask for a change of venue.

•First Autopsy Report of Kathleen Savio: DOCUMENT
http://media.myfoxchicago.com/special/coronerreport.pdf

•Drew Unplugged: VIDEO
Drew Peterson has made quite a few comments to the media. Here are some of his craziest comments.
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/news/Peterson_Comments

•Exclusive Raw Video: Drew Peterson
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/Drew_Peterson_Arrested

•VIDEO: Peterson Arrives at Court
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/crime/CourtDrew

•Exclusive: Papers Reveal Peterson Case
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/exclusive_peterson_file

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/peterson_Prosecutors_want_new_judge
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•Steph Watts Talks About Peterson Case
Updated: Monday, 18 May 2009, 10:15 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 18 May 2009, 9:47 PM CDT
<snipped>
Glasgow's office would only say in a two-page document that it wants Schoenstedt replaced "on the ground of prejudice against the State ..." Brodsky said he would press Glasgow at a hearing on Thursday to explain his reasoning. Schoenstedt dismissed the gun charges in November 2008 after prosecutors refused to hand over internal documents between their
office and the Illinois State Police that led to their decision to arrest the former Bolingbrook police sergeant. Will County prosecutors told the judge such a move would open a "flood gate" for future cases.

Even a mundane request from Brodsky asking for daily visits between Peterson and his legal team was met with a long pause from Glasgow before he ultimately agreed.

The defense has not decided whether it will ask for a jury or bench trial but Brodsky said he was "leaning strongly" toward
seeking a jury from another county. He also said he doesn't know if Peterson will testify on his own behalf.

*NOTE: Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/steph_watts

Angel Who Cares
05-20-2009, 12:54 PM
Inside The Mind of Drew Peterson
Updated: Tuesday, 19 May 2009, 9:34 PM CDT
Published : Tuesday, 19 May 2009, 6:54 PM CDT
<snipped>
He's facing some stiff charges from a Will County jail cell tonight, but Drew Peterson continues to laugh and crack jokes while maintaining his innocence. His strange antics always leave us scratching our heads. But is Peterson's sunny disposition his defense, or a serious personality disorder? David Novarro reports on what experts say may be going on inside the brain of this dark celebrity.

Licensed clinical social worker Bill Martin has not examined Peterson, but he says his behavior in the media appears to be both narcissistic and sociopathic.

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/investigative/drew_peterson_mind

Angel Who Cares
05-20-2009, 03:48 PM
Peterson lawyer: Drew's bond 'astronomical'
May 20, 2009 1:35 PM
<snipped>
Drew Peterson may own his Bolingbrook home and a small fleet of vehicles outright, but he has "no substantial savings or investment(s)" and relies on his $6,000-a-month police pension to support himself and four children.

That's what Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky, is arguing in court papers that seek to reduce his client's $20 million bond on charges he murdered his third wife Kathleen Savio.

Brodsky also says that Peterson, 55, spent two years in the Army -- where he "on occasion" worked in President Gerald Ford's security detail -- has no criminal background and is rooted in Will County.

The former Bolingbrook police sergeant owns two cars, two Harley-Davidson motorcycles, an Ultralight aircraft and has paid off a line of credit on his home, according to the filing in Will County circuit court.

Both sides are due back in court Thursday before Chief Judge Gerald Kinney, who is expected to hear the defense team's objections to a motion by prosecutors to replace the judge now hearing the case, Richard Schoenstedt.

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/drew-peterson-joel-brodsky-kathleen-savio-bolingbrook-will-county-court-bond-bail.html

Angel Who Cares
05-20-2009, 03:50 PM
UPDATED INFORMATION: Grand jury in Peterson case adjourns
May 20, 2009 2:22 PM
<snipped>
A special grand jury hearing evidence in the disappearance of Drew Peterson's fourth wife has wrapped up its investigation and did not return an indictment for her murder, according to a statement Wednesday from the Will County state's attorneys office.

The investigation will be continued through the regular grand jury, the office said.

"It is critical to note that the investigations into the disappearance of both Stacy Peterson and Lisa Stebic are not concluded," the statement said. "Both investigations are being pursued vigorously. Now that the term of the Special Grand Jury has expired, these investigations will be advanced by the regular Grand Jury that meets weekly in Will County."

The families of both missing women expressed disappointment that the grand jury was ending without indictments in their cases, but said they were encouraged that the investigations would continue.

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/drew-peterson-kathleen-savio-stacy-peterson-indictment-bolingbrook-will-county.html

Angel Who Cares
05-20-2009, 03:54 PM
No indictment in Stacy Peterson disappearance
Published: 5/20/2009 2:26 PM
<snipped>
Will County grand jury has completed its work without handing up an indictment in the disappearance of Stacy Peterson.

Drew Peterson, already charged with murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio, will not face indictment in the disappearance of Stacy, his fourth wife - at least for now.

Prosecutors, though, noted the latter investigation involving Stacy still is being vigorously pursued and a regular grand jury that meets weekly still could take action.

Peterson, 55, is due back in Will County court Thursday as lawyers haggle over which judge should preside in the high-profile case. Earlier this week, the defense objected when prosecutors sought to eject Circuit Judge Richard C. Schoenstedt based on an alleged bias against them. Chief Judge Gerald R. Kinney was brought in to possibly decide the matter.

Article:
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=295023

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 09:27 AM
Peterson returns to court Thursday
Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 6:50 AM
<snipped>
Prosecutors filed a motion earlier this week asking that Will County Judge Richard Schoenstedt be replaced.
Prosecutors say Schoenstedt is biased against them. They haven't elaborated but Schoenstedt ruled against them in a gun case involving Peterson, prompting them to drop the charges.
Defense attorney Joel Brodsky says he'll contest the judge's removal during a hearing Thursday afternoon.

Article:
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6824579&rss=rss-wls-article-6824579
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Peterson attorney no stranger to controversy
Changes made after state says lawyer bankrupted fund for indigent defendants
Published: 5/21/2009 12:03 AM | Updated: 5/21/2009 12:20 AM
<snipped>
The newest member of the Drew Peterson defense team is no stranger to controversy.

In fact, state officials once accused Naperville attorney John Paul Carroll of single-handedly bankrupting a fund for indigent defendants facing possible death sentences, later sparking oversight reforms.

Article:
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=295154
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WGN-AM to stage mock Drew Peterson trial
Published: 5/20/2009 10:42 AM | Updated: 5/20/2009 5:19 PM
<snipped>
WGN 720-AM "Legally Speaking" hosts Greg Adamski and Karen Conti plan to stage a mock trial of "The People v. Drew Peterson" next week to air in June. Yet would that potentially taint a jury pool in Peterson's murder trial? Or is that a moot point considering how much attention the case has already attracted?

"We're not going to be treading on any ground that isn't a matter of public knowledge," Adamski said. "We're not concerned about the possibility of poisoning the jury pool... We're taking the public record and putting it into a legal format."

Article:
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=294950

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 09:34 AM
Could remains be Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic?
May 21, 2009 8:10 AM
<snipped>
An autopsy will be performed today on the badly decomposed human remains found by a cleanup crew working Wednesday afternoon on the Des Plaines River.

The key question: Is the body that of either the missing Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic? But authorities say there is no timetable for making a determination.

This morning, Illinois State police dive crews were in the river east of the spot where the remains were found. Other investigators were scouring the shore area for clues.

The remains--reportedly mainly bones--were found along the banks of the river near Channahon, just west of Interstate Highway 55, an area where searchers have looked for Peterson since she disappeared Oct. 28, 2007.

Speculation spread that the remains might also be those of Stebic, the Plainfield mother who disappeared in April 2007. Stacy Peterson's family was alerted to the discovery by state police

PHOTOS: Body found along Des Plaines River
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-090520-body-found-pictures,0,2455030.photogallery

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/channahon-des-plaines-river-body-recovery-illinois-state-police.html

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 09:39 AM
Decomposed body found along Des Plaines River: 'It could be Lisa, it could be Stacy'
May 21, 2009
<snipped>
A cleanup crew working along the Des Plaines River discovered a decayed body near Channahon, but police late Wednesday couldn't determine if the remains might be those of Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic.

"They're unidentified human remains," said State Police Master Sgt. Tom Burek, after the body, found on the riverbank, was transferred to a Will County coroner's van.

It appeared to be that of a woman, a law enforcement source said.

An autopsy will be done today, but a source said further forensic tests likely will be necessary to determine the identity of the body.

Relatives of Peterson and Stebic, who vanished in 2007, said they don't expect to immediately learn the identity of the body.

"We're just being patient right now. We're waiting," said Pam Bosco, a spokeswoman for relatives of Stacy Peterson, 23, of Bolingbrook, who vanished Oct. 28, 2007.

Article:
http://www.southtownstar.com/news/1584936,CST-NWS-body21.article

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 09:46 AM
Peterson Back to Court for Bond Plea
Updated: Thursday, 21 May 2009, 7:03 AM CDT
Published : Thursday, 21 May 2009, 7:01 AM CDT
<snipped>
Former police officer Drew Peterson will return to court to find out which judge will preside over his case.

Defense attorney Joel Brodsky says he'll contest the judge's removal during a hearing Thursday afternoon.

Peterson is charged with first-degree murder in the 2004 drowning death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Depending on what happens, it's possible that the court could hear Brodsky on his planned request to reduce Peterson's $20 million bail.

Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/crime/BondReduction

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 12:00 PM
Drew's New Lawyer
"Poster boy for abuse"
Updated 9:00 AM CDT, Thu, May 21, 2009
<snipped>
Naperville attorney John Paul Carroll may get some measure of fame now that he's joined Drew Peterson's legal team, but he may come to regret the spotlight. He's not exactly being welcomed warmly to the arena.

"He is the poster boy for capital litigation abuse," Kati Phillips, a spokeswoman for state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, told the Daily Herald.

Missing is any mention of this nugget reported by the Daily Herald: "In the 1990s, Carroll's law license was suspended for 18 months, according to the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission. An ARDC disciplinary panel found Carroll filed false income tax returns, gave inaccurate accounting to a client, and charged an excessive fee, according to an agency report."

Article:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Drews-New-Lawyer.html

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 12:05 PM
Police work to ID body found along river
Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM
<snipped>
The remains are believed to be that of a female, which has led to speculation that the body may be one of two high-profile missing persons cases- Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic.

There is no timeline as to when the autopsy will be complete, but due to the high profile cases, it should be sooner than later.

The badly decomposed body was discovered by a river cleanup crew on Wednesday afternoon. They called police and moments later dozens of investigators converged on the scene and began scouring for clues near the remains.
"They said they would switch their effort to shoreline efforts on the floor. They did and here we are four days later and they found something. Hopefully someone's family can get some closure here," said the owner of a nearby river bar.

A blue barrel was spotted Sunday along the Des Plaines River just about a mile downstream from the remains.

VIDEO: Police work to ID human remains
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=6824573

VIDEO: Atty: Peterson not concerned over remains
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=6824615

Article:
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6824563&rss=rss-wls-article-6824563

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 12:09 PM
Peterson or Stebic Link to Body?
Updated: Thursday, 21 May 2009, 8:48 AM CDT
Published : Thursday, 21 May 2009, 6:21 AM CDT
<snipped>
An autopsy is scheduled on badly decomposed human remains found in suburban Chicago on the banks of the Des Plaines River. Illinois State Police Sgt. Tom Burek says the Will County coroner will perform the autopsy this morning.

The discovery yesterday prompted speculation the remains were related to a couple of long-running, high-profile missing persons cases in Will County. Burek declined to say if the body was male or female.

He says he won't speculate about whether the remains belong to Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic, two missing Will County women whose cases have garnered national attention.

Video Included In Article!

VIDEO: Blue Barrel Found Near Body
What makes the discovery of a body in the Des Plaines River in Will County more fascinating is that it was discovered only a mile away from a blue barrel along in the water. Is there a Peterson link? We spoke with the woman who found the barrel.
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/wildcard_10/PetersonLink

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/crime/RiverBody
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DNA Will Identify Woman's Body In River
May 21, 2009
<snipped>
A witness at the scene said the body was taken from the scene about 7:50 p.m. after police and Will County coroners had investigated the body. The body weighed no more than 30 pounds and appeared to have been mainly bones, according to the witness.

A source at the scene said the body was not found in the water but off onto a nearby shore.

Witnesses said it was around 2 p.m. that a barge crew discovered the remains — not an intact body — near the south shore after spending the past four days clearing logs and debris.

A source said the remains looked like that of a small female wearing underwear, but that DNA testing likely would be required for a positive ID.

Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/body_desplaines

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 12:43 PM
Decomposed body found along Des Plaines River: 'It could be Lisa, it could be Stacy'
May 21, 2009
<snipped>
Relatives of Peterson and Stebic, who vanished in 2007, said they don't expect to immediately learn the identity of the body.

"We're just being patient right now. We're waiting," said Pam Bosco, a spokeswoman for relatives of Stacy Peterson, 23, of Bolingbrook, who vanished Oct. 28, 2007.

Meanwhile, Channahon resident Michelle Williams said she notified local police about a blue barrel she saw on the riverbank three days before the remains washed up. Police had no comment. A witness has said he helped Drew Peterson carry a heavy blue barrel, which he thinks contained Stacy Peterson, hours before she was reported missing.

Photos: Remains found in river
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/photos/1584201,gallery_body-found_jo052009.photogallery

Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1584936,CST-NWS-body21.article

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 12:52 PM
Autopsy Inconclusive For Body Found In River
Is It Lisa Stebic Or Stacy Peterson? Coroner Says It Could Be Two Weeks Before Remains Are ID'd
May 21, 2009 5:24 pm US/Central
<snipped>
The coroner says the partial remains found in the river consisted of a rib cage, spinal column and upper leg bones; missing were the head, arms and lower legs. It wasn't known when the missing body parts became separated from the rest of the remains.

Shreds of blue jeans and a small amount of U.S. currency were found along with the remains, the coroner said.

He said it could take several months to determine when the individual died.

Late Thursday morning, Chopper 2 HD was above the Des Plaines River, and spotted a state police boat with divers on board looking for more evidence. A dented blue barrel was seen in the boat.

Drew Peterson's attorney Joel Brodsky says he met with Peterson Wednesday, and that Drew was aware of the body found in the Des Plaines River, and was reportedly "unconcerned."

State police say they don't know when definitive results of the autopsy will be released.

VIDEO: Blue Barrel Found In Des Plaines River 2:44
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58831@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Autopsy Scheduled For Body Found In The Des Plaines River 1:59
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58800@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: New Judge Assigned To Drew Peterson Case 2:32
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58845@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: Autopsy On Des Plaines River Body Inconclusive 2:51
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58841@wbbm.dayport.com

Lisa Stebic of Plainfield was last seen on April 30, 2007:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/Lisa.Stebic.Melanie.2.1006448.html

Stacy Peterson of Bolingbrook was last seen on Oct. 28, 2007:
http://cbs2chicago.com/westsuburbanbureau/drew.peterson.suspicion.2.594434.html

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/channahon.river.body.2.1015385.html

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 01:05 PM
Peterson's attorney says he'll watch mock trial
Thursday, May. 21, 2009
<snipped>
Drew Peterson's defense attorney says he'll be taking notes as a Chicago radio station holds a mock trial of his client.

Joel Brodsky says he'll sitting in the back of the room when hosts Greg Adamski and Karen Conti of WGN's "Legally Speaking" program tape the mock trial next week.

"The People v. Drew Peterson" is set to be broadcast in two parts, on June 14 and 21.

Article:
http://www.bnd.com/breaking_news/story/777297.html

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 01:09 PM
Drew Peterson scheduled for Thursday afternoon court hearing
By The Associated Press | Thursday, May 21, 2009
<snipped>
JOLIET | Former police officer Drew Peterson will return to court to find out which judge will preside over his case.

Prosecutors filed a motion earlier this week asking that Will County Judge Richard Schoenstedt be replaced.

Prosecutors say Schoenstedt is biased against them. They haven't elaborated but Schoenstedt ruled against them in a gun case involving Peterson, prompting them to drop the charges.

Defense attorney Joel Brodsky says he'll contest the judge's removal during a hearing Thursday afternoon.

Article:
http://nwitimes.com/articles/2009/05/21//updates/breaking_news/doc4a153e07a9e3b966181006.txt

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 01:18 PM
Body Found in Illinois Prompts Stir in Missing Women Cases
Updated: Thursday, 21 May 2009, 10:46 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 21 May 2009, 10:46 AM EDT
<snipped>
Officials would not provide a timetable as to when they will be able to make a positive identification on the remains, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Burek said he would not speculate about whether the remains belong to Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic, two missing Will County women who disappeared in 2007 and whose cases have garnered national attention.

The remains were found just west of Interstate Highway 55, an area where searchers have looked for Stacy Peterson since she disappeared Oct. 28, 2007.

"We've been called," Pam Bosco, a spokeswoman for Stacy Peterson's family, told the Tribune. "We're in contact by phone. We're just waiting to hear more information. For confirmation though, they said it's going to be a little bit of time."

Stebic, a mother of two, was last seen in Plainfield in April 2007. Authorities have named Stebic's husband Craig a "person of interest" in her disappearance but he is not charged with any crime. He has denied any involvement.

"If it is [her], the overwhelming feeling would be relief that we found her and that there is resolution," Melanie Greenberg, a spokeswoman for Lisa Stebic's family, told the Tribune.

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/national/Body_Found_on_Illinois_River_Shore_Prompts_Specula tion_73451870

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 03:03 PM
Divers searching Des Plaines river near where decomposed body found
By The Associated Press | Thursday, May 21, 2009
<snipped>
Illinois State Police divers are searching the Des Plaines River in Will County as investigators in a helicopter and crews on the ground pursue clues near where a badly decomposed body was found.

Illinois State Police Sgt. Tom Burek wouldn't speculate if the remains belong to Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic, two missing Will County women whose cases have drawn national attention.

Article:
http://www.nwitimes.com/articles/2009/05/21//updates/breaking_news/doc4a15880a436ee513645820.txt

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 05:41 PM
Prosecutors get new judge in Peterson case
May 21, 2009 2:26 PM
<snipped>
Will County Chief Judge Gerald Kinney today allowed prosecutors to replace a judge in the Drew Peterson murder case, saying the defense had not established a pattern of abuse by the state of its right to replace judges.

"I do not find that this has been established by the defense's response," Kinney said during a hearing held at the Will County courthouse.

Prosecutors had filed a motion to replace Judge Richard Schoenstedt, arguing he was prejudiced against the state.

Kinney assigned the case to Judge Carla Alessio Policandriotes -- at which point Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky, said he wanted to replace that judge. But after a brief recess, Brodsky withdrew his request.

A hearing with the new judge is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/prosecutors-to-get-new-judge-in-peterson-case.html

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 05:45 PM
Autopsy reveals little about river body
May 21, 2009 4:15 PM
<snipped>
The Will County coroner's office said DNA testing that may determine the body's identity will take at least two weeks.

There has been speculation the body could be Stacy Peterson, who disappeared from her Bolingbrook home in October 2007, or Lisa Stebic, the Plainfield mother who went missing in April of that year.

While the autopsy indicated that the person has been dead several months or more, it "did not reveal any significant information in reference to the identity, race or sex" of the person, the coroner's office said.

"Positive identification may hinge on forensic DNA analysis" through the state police crime lab, Coroner Patrick K. O'Neil said in a statement.

The remains consisted of a rib cage, spinal column and partial left and right femur bones. The remains were found with shreds of blue jeans containing a small amount of U.S. currency, according to the coroner's office.

The head, arms and parts of the body below the knee were not found with the remains examined today, the coroner's office said. Authorities continue to search for them, officials said.

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/channahon-des-plaines-river-body-recovery-illinois-state-police.html

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 05:59 PM
Coroner: Autopsy On Human Remains Inconclusive
Posted: Thursday, 21 May 2009 4:05PM
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A witness at the scene said the body was taken from the scene about 7:50 p.m. after police and Will County coroner's staff had investigated the body. The body weighed no more than 30 pounds and appeared to have been mainly bones, according to the witness.

A source at the scene said the body was not found in the water but off onto a nearby shore.

Witnesses said it was around 2 p.m. that a barge crew discovered the remains — not an intact body — near the south shore after spending the past four days clearing logs and debris.

A source said the remains looked like that of a small female wearing underwear, but that DNA testing likely would be required for a positive ID.

SEE THE BARREL - PHOTO GALLERY
http://www.wbbm780.com/pages/4444911.php

SEE THE OFFICIAL RELEASE HERE:
http://www.wbbm780.com/pages/4446224.php

Article:
http://www.wbbm780.com/Body-found-in-Des-Plaines-River/4437573

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 07:37 PM
Autopsy On Human Remains Inconclusive
May 21, 2009
<snipped>
Also, a forensic investigation continues as to whether the disarticulation is a result of a postmortem (after death) artifact or antemortem injury.
"Positive identification may hinge on forensic DNA analysis, which is being expedited through the Illinois State Police Forensic Crime Laboratory," O'Neil said.

The coroner's office, he said, was given a conservative time frame in receiving forensic DNA and forensic anthropology results of approximately two weeks.

Kelly Hollis said she and her husband, Steve, were hiking near Moose Island, a little further down the river, when they saw a blue barrel.
"It was either late fall (2007) or early spring (2008) and at the turnoff, we looked across the river and saw a plastic blue barrel all by itself," she said.

The Hollises immediately thought of Stacy Peterson but thought the barrel at the shore was "too obvious" to indicate anything sinister.
"But it stayed in my head and a few days later I called the sheriff's police who put me in touch with the state police hotline," Hollis said. "I left a message with the story and the police said wait a few days and call back if I didn't hear from them, so I did."

Hollis said she was never contacted by state police, but she found it "a little freaky" when she saw a news report saying a blue barrel had been found Wednesday.

"We saw that quite a while ago. Could it have been there all along," she wondered.

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/autopsy_inconclusive

Angel Who Cares
05-21-2009, 07:59 PM
Astrology-Stacey Peterson-Kathleen Savio-Drew P.

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Angel Who Cares
05-22-2009, 12:48 PM
Peterson may seek new prosecutor
May 22, 2009
<snipped>
Drew Peterson didn't get the judge he wanted. Now his lawyers might shoot for a new prosecutor.

"He knows a lot of the judges in Will County. He knows a lot of the state's attorneys in Will County," attorney Joel Brodsky said of his client, accused wife-killer and disgraced former cop Peterson.

"In fact, he and (State's Attorney James) Glasgow are not unfamiliar," Brodsky said.

Brodsky claimed Peterson and top prosecutor Glasgow got to be especially familiar while Peterson was working closely with the state's attorney's office as an undercover narcotics officer in the mid-1980s.

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1585667,Peterson-judge-replaced-JO052109.article

Angel Who Cares
05-22-2009, 12:56 PM
Police continue search of Des Plaines River
May 22, 2009
<snipped>
A dive team took part in Thursday's search.

Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, a barge crew that had been clearing logs and debris discovered a partial skeleton near the south shore, approximately a mile west of the Interstate 55 bridge, near the Big Basin Marina. The cleanup crew has been working in the area for the last four days, according to reports.

At 7:50 p.m., a skiff carrying detectives and a deputy coroner landed at the marina. A coroner's van backed up to the skiff. A deputy coroner and investigator carried a white body bag from the skiff and loaded it in the van. The drooping ends of the body bag showed that the remains were only about two feet long.

IMAGES: Remains found in river
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/photos/1584201,gallery_body-found_jo052009.photogallery

Map: Where remains were found
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=106176870359669717956.00046a6362049892fc3d7&ll=41.415018,-88.211047&spn=0.081876,0.125999&z=13

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1583226,Body-found-in-river_JO052009.article

Angel Who Cares
05-22-2009, 01:01 PM
Drew Peterson attorneys to seek bond reduction
Friday, May 22, 2009 | 6:30 AM
<snipped>
Drew Peterson is headed back to court as his attorneys ask a judge to reduce his $20 million bond.
A judge will hear arguments Friday afternoon (1:30PM) over whether the former Bolingbrook police sergeant's bond should be reduced, allowing him a chance to get out of jail pending trial.

Prosecutors in the murder case against Peterson got their wish Thursday when a new judge was appointed to preside over his trial.

Article:
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6826671&rss=rss-wls-article-6826671

Angel Who Cares
05-22-2009, 02:20 PM
Drew Peterson Wants to Go Home
Attorneys to seek reduction in $20 million bond
Updated 12:45 PM CDT, Fri, May 22, 2009
<snipped>
Circuit Judge Carla J. Alessio Policandriotes took over the murder case Thursday, after prosecutors successfully removed the Will County persiding judge who they claimed was "prejudice against the state."

Policandriotes will hear arguments Friday afternoon over whether the former Bolingbrook police sergeant's bond should be reduced, allowing him a chance to get out of jail pending trial.

Results of a Thursday autopsy on decayed partial human remains found along the Des Plaines River were inconclusive, but Stacy Peterson's family is hopeful they are hers. An expedited DNA analysis will likely take about two weeks.

Drew Peterson's lead attorney said he and his infamous client are confident the grisly discovery is insignificant to their case.

"I can just tell you we are not at all concerned," attorney Joel Brodsky said. "Not one bit."

VIDEO: Opposition, Then Back-Peddling Over Drew's New Judge 1:44
The prosecution got its wish for a new judge in the Drew Peterson case, but it didn't come easy.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/station/as_seen_on/Opposition__Then_Back-Peddling_Over_New_Judge_Chicago.html

Article:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Drew-Peterson-Wants-to-Go-Home.html

Angel Who Cares
05-22-2009, 02:24 PM
Drew's Lawyer Flip Flops on New Judge
Brodsky: We're not concerned one bit about body found in river
Updated 7:29 PM CDT, Thu, May 21, 2009
<snipped>
Prosecutors in the murder case against former police officer Drew Peterson got their wish when a new judge was appointed Thursday. Peterson's defense attorney quickly said he'd ask that the new judge be replaced, too, but then changed his mind and said he won't object to the new judge.

Asked whether they were worried about the find, Brodsky said, "We are not concerned with that one bit ... You can speculate why."

The "why" Brodsky wants us to speculate on is that Drew maintains Stacy ran off with another man.

Article:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Drew-Peterson-Gets-New-Judge.html

Angel Who Cares
05-22-2009, 03:12 PM
VIDEO: Peterson Family Awaits Autopst Results Of Body 2:04
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58854@wbbm.dayport.com

Angel Who Cares
05-22-2009, 03:41 PM
UPDATED~Prosecutors: Peterson Tried To Hire Hitman
Peterson Allegedly Tried To Pay $25,000 To Have Kathleen Savio Killed
May 22, 2009 6:23 pm US/Central
<snipped>
Prosecutors say Drew Peterson tried to hire a hitman to kill his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

The information came out in a hearing in Will County Criminal Court on Friday, where a judge said there would be no change in his $20 million bond.

A source tells CBS 2 that the new judge's husband is an investigator with the Will County Sheriff's office.

Sue Doman argued in vain five years ago that Peterson had killed her sister Kathleen. Today, she had this message for the sister she always called Kitty.

"I love you, Kitty," Doman said. "It took five years. I put a note in your coffin, you finally answered my prayers. I love you and I miss you. And we're gonna get him."

VIDEO: Peteson Tried To Pay $25,000 To Kill Savio 2:58
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58894@wbbm.dayport.com

VIDEO: New Judge Assigned To Drew Peterson Case 2:32
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58845@wbbm.dayport.com

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.hitman.2.1017001.html

Angel Who Cares
05-22-2009, 03:46 PM
Peterson Wanted Wife Dead
May 22, 2009
<snipped>
A judge refused to reduce the bond for the suburban ex-cop, charged with killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio.:clap: Peterson is also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.

Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow says Peterson offered to pay someone $25,000 to kill Savio. Glasgow also says Peterson told a police officer in 2003 that he would be better off if Savio was dead because he would be financially ruined by a pending divorce. She was found drowned in her bathtub three weeks later, a gash to the back of her head.

•Peterson May 2009 Indictment
http://media.myfoxchicago.com/Peterson_May_2009_Indictment.pdf

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/judge_denies_bond_peterson

Angel Who Cares
05-22-2009, 03:49 PM
Drew Peterson tried to pay $25,000 to have Kathleen Savio killed
May 22, 2009
<snipped>
year before his third wife drowned in a bath tub in 2004, Drew Peterson offered someone $25,000 to have her killed, Will County Prosecutor James Glasgow alleged in court today.

And just three weeks before Kathleen Savio was slain, Peterson, then a Bolingbrook cop, allegedly said to a fellow officer: "My life would be easier if she were just dead," Glasgow alleged in court.

After hearing the claims, a Will County judge refused to lower Peterson's $20 million bail this afternoon.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Drew Peterson saga
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1587229,drew-peterson-savio-murder-offer-money-052209.article#

Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1587229,drew-peterson-savio-murder-offer-money-052209.article

Angel Who Cares
05-22-2009, 05:24 PM
Prosecutors: Peterson Tried To Put Hit On 3rd Wife
Attorney Says Peterson Offered Someone $25,000 In '03
POSTED: 3:24 pm EDT May 22, 2009
UPDATED: 5:06 pm EDT May 22, 2009
<snipped>
Brodsky said that he had heard talk about Peterson trying to hire someone to kill Savio, but said it was "nothing substantive." He added that they would investigate Glasgow's allegations.

Peterson, who is known for making smart-aleck remarks in the media, was much more subdued in court Friday. He hung his head as he left the hearing, and got into a van to go back to jail.

The former Bolingbrook sergeant finally understood the seriousness of his situation, Glasgow said.

Peterson "realizes there is no way out," he said.

Slideshow: Ex-Cop Indicted In 3rd Wife's Death
http://www.wesh.com/slideshow/news/19401424/detail.html

Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/19540746/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
05-22-2009, 05:41 PM
Judge Won't Lower Peterson's $20M Bond After Prosecutors Say He Hired Hitman to Kill Wife
Updated: Friday, 22 May 2009, 5:16 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 22 May 2009, 5:16 PM EDT
<snipped>
The $20 million bond keeping Drew Peterson behind bars on murder charges won't be lowered, a judge ruled Friday, after prosecutors argued that the ex-police sergeant hired someone to kill his third wife.

Peterson and his defense team were back in court in Joliet, Ill., to fight for a reduction in the hefty bond so that he could get out of jail while he awaits trial. That request was denied.

Prosecutors contend that the former Bolingbrook, Ill., officer hired someone to kill his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Peterson is charged with murdering Savio and staging the death to look like an accidental drowning.

Photos:
http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/0,4644,3445,00.html

Read the charges against Peterson:
http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/crim/drew-peterson-indictment.html

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/national/Judge_Wont_Lower_Petersons_20M_Bond_After_Prosecut ors_Say_He_Hired_Hitman_to_Kill_Wife_53398402

Angel Who Cares
05-25-2009, 10:42 PM
Additional Remains Found Along Des Plaines River
May 24, 2009 7:52 pm US/Central
<snipped>
New information emerged Sunday about additional human remains found along the Des Plaines River this weekend.

The river clean-up crew that found the skeletal remains of a human torso Wednesday was back in the water today working to clean up the Des Plaines River near Channahon. While their focus is now back on garbage, the importance of last week's find was clear.

And they were out yesterday again when one man says they found evidence: an arm bone from shoulder to elbow. He wanted his identity withheld but praised the efforts of the volunteer searchers.

VIDEO: More Details Emerge About Latest Remains Discovery 3:01
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=58925@wbbm.dayport.com

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/Des.Plaines.River.2.1017836.html

Angel Who Cares
05-26-2009, 03:44 PM
New Evidence Found in Des Plaines River
Worker Says Police Found a Human Bone Leg
Updated: Sunday, 24 May 2009, 5:42 PM CDT
Published : Saturday, 23 May 2009, 9:50 PM CDT
<snipped>
State police would not confirm that... but did say they took some items into evidence from the Des Plaines River today. We saw search crews wading along the bank and noticed a flagged area where the crew was paying the most attention...

About a mile downriver from there on Wednesday a clean-up crew found skeletal remains. An autopsy done Thursday did not confirm the person's race or gender and it could take weeks for the results of a DNA analysis.

The findings have peaked the interest of the families in two high profile missing persons cases. Stacy Peterson and Lisa Stebic. Searchers have been looking for additional remains since the discovery of the remains Wednesday...

Jeff Triplet says officers who approached him to get onto the property today, were definitely - all business.

Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/Des_Plaines_River_New_Evidence

Angel Who Cares
05-26-2009, 03:59 PM
Body pulled from Des Plaines River yields few clues
Discovery rekindled interest in the cases of missing Will County women Stacy Peterson and Lisa Stebic
May 26, 2009
<snipped>
No one knows yet how the body found along the Des Plaines River last week ended up there.

But if it was submerged, there's little doubt its journey through the debris-filled river was rough. It may have crashed into boat traffic that moves year-round, got stuck on logs and roots, and been impacted by fish, wildlife and the changing currents and temperatures. By the time it arrived onshore, not far from Big Basin Marina near Channahon, only portions of the midsection and partial leg bones were left.

Although a preliminary autopsy last week couldn't say whether the body was that of a man or woman, the race or identity, the remains did hold a few clues. Found with the body were shreds of jeans, meaning the person likely had not been out for a swim and then drowned.

The body is undergoing DNA testing, and officials said results aren't expected for up to two weeks. Sources said they could be returned as early as this week.

Article:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-body-found-26-may26,0,3725267.story

Angel Who Cares
05-26-2009, 04:15 PM
'On the Record' Legal Panel: Drew Peterson's Alleged Hitman
Sunday, May 24, 2009
<snipped>
This is a rush transcript from "On the Record," May 22, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

JAMIE COLBY, FOX NEWS GUEST HOST: We’re talking bombshell, bombshell news today. The Will Country state's attorney said the Drew Peterson tried to hire a hitman to kill third wife, Kathleen Savio, that Peterson offered 25 smackers for the murder of his wife.

The state's attorney also said Peterson told a fellow police officer in 2004 that the divorce from Kathleen was going to ruin him financial, and that his, quote, "life would be easier if we were just dead."

FOX News’ Jim Murphy, our producer inside the courtroom in Illinois, is joining me on the phone. Jim these are stunning statements from the state's attorney. Is this something you think was presented to the grand jury?

Article:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,521593,00.html
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Prosecutors: Drew Peterson Offered Hitman $25G to Kill Third Wife, Then Did It Himself
Saturday, May 23, 2009
<snipped>
The $20 million bond keeping Drew Peterson behind bars on murder charges won't be lowered, a judge ruled Friday, after prosecutors argued the ex-police sergeant offered someone $25,000 to kill his third wife — but then did it himself.

Peterson also told a fellow officer just a few weeks before his wife Kathleen Savio was found in a bathtub that his life would be easier "if she was just dead," prosecutors said.

VIDEO: Stunning New Claim 6:25
Did Drew Peterson try to hire someone to kill his third wife?
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=5262517&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/national/crime/index.html

Read the charges against Peterson:
http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/crim/drew-peterson-indictment.html

Photos:
http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/0,4644,3445,00.html

Article:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,521202,00.html

Angel Who Cares
05-26-2009, 09:49 PM
Renowned forensic specialist on unidentified body case
Posted: Tuesday, 26 May 2009 2:52PM
<snipped>
forensic anthropologist who identified the remains of the Oklahoma City bombing victims and the boys and men murdered by John Wayne Gacy is weighing in on last week's discovery of a body in the Des Plaines River.

Dr. Clyde Snow says that even though DNA may help identify the remains, what’s left of the skeleton itself may yield some clues as to what happened, “Very often the bones turn out to be the best witnesses”.

Dr. Snow, who has not been called in as a consultant, says by now, investigators may have an idea of what happened to the deceased, if the clues are there.

"You would be looking for signs of injury that show up on bones.” Dr. Snow tells Newsradio 780, “In other words, you might find the obvious thing, of course, would be gunshot wounds.”

Article:
http://www.wbbm780.com/pages/4472448.php?contentType=4&contentId=4064959

Angel Who Cares
05-27-2009, 04:01 PM
Drew: "My Cuddling Abilities Have Been Taken Away"
Drew Peterson calls into Mancow radio program from jail
Updated 2:07 PM CDT, Wed, May 27, 2009
<snipped>
"I got a lot of buddies here that are real anxious to, you know, wash my back in the shower."

And so began Drew Peterson's collect call from the Will County Jail in Joliet to The Mancow Show on Wednesday.

For just over seven disgusting minutes, the accused wife killer joked about prison life and the absence of the comforts of home.

"It's just creepy. It's just weird, man," Mancow said at one point. "This guy's sitting in jail calling our stupid show."

That humor was then called into question and quickly explained by Drew:

"All these things are being used against me. You know, it's just like, they say I'm taking this light or, you know, it's a very terrible circumstance. But we always deal with circumstances through humor. It's just basically how you survive it. I'm no different now than I was when I was working a policman on the street," Peterson said. "It just means that I'm dealing with it, and that's how I'm coping."

Audio: Drew Peterson Cracks Killer Jokes from Jail
http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_audio/drewpetersoncallsthemancowshowfromjail.mp3

Article:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/drew-peterson-calls-into-mancow-radio-jokes-prison-052709.html

Angel Who Cares
05-27-2009, 08:20 PM
Body found in Des Plaines River is not Peterson or Stebic
Published: 5/27/2009 5:55 PM | Updated: 5/27/2009 6:34 PM
<snipped>
DNA tests performed by state police reveal it was a man's body found last week washed ashore on the Des Plaines River near Channahon.

Illinois State Police have yet to identify the man, whose corpse was found on May 20 on the river's shore. Master Sgt. Tom Burek did not release further details about the man, including his age.

This ends speculation that the body could have been either Lisa Stebic of Plainfield or Stacy Peterson of Bolingbrook. Their high-profile disappearances attracted national headlines.

Article:
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=296690

Angel Who Cares
05-27-2009, 08:28 PM
DNA shows headless body found near river was male
Posted: Wednesday, 27 May 2009 5:51PM
<snipped>
Authorities say DNA tests show a headless, armless skeleton found along the Des Plaines River last week was from an unidentified male.

Speculation had swirled about whether the badly decomposed body was one of two women whose disappearances have drawn national media attention.

Illinois State Police said in a statement Wednesday that an investigation to identify the remains is under way.

The Will County coroner has said the person was dead for several months or more. Results of an autopsy last week were inconclusive, and DNA tests were conducted.

Article:
http://www.wbbm780.com/pages/4481788.php?contentType=4&contentId=4073161

Angel Who Cares
05-27-2009, 08:31 PM
Remains not Peterson or Stebic: police
May 27, 2009
<snipped>
The remains, discovered May 20 alonog the south shore of the river, approximately a mile west of the Interstate 55 bridge, near the Big Basin Marina, were sent to the ISP Forensic Crime Lab for DNA analysis, and it has been determined they are that of an unidentified male, according to an ISP release.

"An investigation to identify the remains is under way," the release said.

The office of Will County Coroner Patrick O'Neil originally reported, "The partial skeletal remains consisted of a rib cage, spinal column and partial left and right femur bones. The head, arms and below the knee extremities were disarticulated."

Also, a forensic investigation continues as to whether the disarticulation is a result of a postmortem (after death) artifact or antemortem injury.

The coroner's office, he said, was given a conservative time frame in receiving forensic DNA and forensic anthropology results of approximately two weeks.

Article:
http://www.southtownstar.com/news/1594715,stng-river-remains-peterson-stebic-0527.article

Angel Who Cares
05-27-2009, 08:51 PM
Drew Peterson Calls Radio Show From Jail, Suggests 'Win a Conjugal Visit With Drew' Contest
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
<snipped>
The former cop, suspected in his third wife's death, called collect to WLS Radio's Mancow & Cassidy show on Wednesday and offered snippets of a comedy routine he's working on.

Peterson, who once proposed a "Win a Date With Drew" contest, offered a jail version called "Win a Conjugal Visit with Drew."

He also joked about prison showers, his legal fees and his "bling" handcuffs, saying humor is how he deals with stress.

Article:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,522338,00.html

Angel Who Cares
05-31-2009, 04:26 PM
Drew Peterson isn't getting special treatment in jail, officials say
Dealing with murder suspect's celebrity, however, is a bit of a nuisance, they admit
May 29, 2009
<snipped>
Inmate No. 20090003825 has been locked up inside the Will County jail for only three weeks but has already been interviewed by Matt Lauer on the "Today" show and cracked jokes on WLS-AM's "Mancow & Cassidy."

Drew Peterson, who is accused of killing third wife Kathleen Savio, has kept a high profile even behind the concrete walls of the Will County Adult Detention Facility in Joliet. Jail officials are trying to reassure the public calling in to complain that Peterson, who has pleaded not guilty, isn't receiving any special treatment, but they acknowledge that his bizarre media celebrity is something of a nuisance.

"We've had some high-profile inmates over the years, but I've never had it like this where they're trying to be a comedian on a radio show," said sheriff's spokesman Pat Barry. "It is a problem. This guy makes jokes, says things that aren't true."

Among statements Peterson made that Barry said were fiction: Peterson's assertion that other inmates "are cheering me on" when he is taken to and from the jail for court appearances, joking about showering with men (Peterson showers alone) and having a "Win a Conjugal Visit With Drew" contest (conjugal visits aren't allowed at the jail).

Peterson's attorney Joel Brodsky said his client -- who in Wednesday's radio interview said he missed being able to adequately trim his mustache and nose hairs -- is just bored.

"Drew's pretty much in isolation, with no contact with anybody," Brodsky said Thursday. "He likes to be around people. He's getting pretty bored -- he did this out of boredom."

VIDEO: Autopsy Inconclusive On The Illinois River Remains 2:02
http://www.chicagotribune.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=9e0a1c1e-d9c0-4f8b-aaa2-c72f45bb6f03&src=front

VIDEO: Attorney Joel Brodsky Talks About Repersenting Drew Peterson 2:21
http://www.chicagotribune.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=db404be4-582a-44a8-ae9c-722abf9c132e&src=front

VIDEO: Volunteers Search For Stacey Peterson 0:53
http://www.chicagotribune.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=492ae690-4539-49fe-a338-c533f50e71e4&src=front

Article:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-peterson-29may29,0,4654269.story

Angel Who Cares
05-31-2009, 04:31 PM
Court: Savio estate can be reopened
Friday, May 29, 2009 | 8:01 AM
<snipped>
The Illinois Supreme Court is upholding a lower court ruling that allows the estate of Drew Peterson's third wife Kathleen Savio to be reopened.

Article:
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6838068

Angel Who Cares
05-31-2009, 04:48 PM
Hung jury in mock trial of Drew Peterson
May 29, 2009
<snipped>
Drew Peterson might want to give Joseph R. Lopez a call.

Lopez, a high-profile attorney, managed to hang a jury in his defense of Peterson at a Thursday night mock murder trial at Chicago-Kent College of Law. WGN Radio sponsored the event and will broadcast it June 14 and 21.

The jury only had a half hour to come up with a unanimous verdict and failed to do so. When asked how they voted, the panel revealed it split 6-6.

The attorneys involved in the mock trial based their cases on information reported through the press, as they do not have access to the state's evidence.

IMAGE: Drew peterson's lawyer, Joel Brodsky (center) jokes with mock trial judge Richard Neville during a mock trial of Drew peterson Thursday evening at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago.
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1597516,img_jo28_mocktrial_p02.fullimage

IMAGE: Mock trial: Jury splits on Drew
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/photos/1597607,gallery_mocktrial_jo052809.photogallery

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1597324,Peterson-mock-trial_jo052909.article

Angel Who Cares
05-31-2009, 04:51 PM
Glasgow seeks Peterson gag order
May 29, 2009
<snipped>
Prosecutors are pushing to shut Drew Peterson's lawyers up about potential evidence against the alleged wife-killer.

State's Attorney James Glasgow filed a motion on Wednesday to forbid attorneys from leaking anything from discovery documents, which will be turned over to Peterson's legal team for the first time next week.

Glasgow warned that witnesses are worried that they will be besieged by the media if their names are made public. He said a TV reporter contacted a witness last month after her name surfaced in documents stolen from a state police squad car.

But if Brodsky is looking for an unmuddied jury pool, Peterson has done little to help keep it clean. Even after he was taken into custody on first-degree murder charges in connection with the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, Peterson has continued to thrust himself into the public eye, calling collect from the jail to the "Today" show for an interview and to Mancow Muller's radio show to tell jokes.

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/peterson/1596982,Glasgow-seeks-Peterson-gag-order_jo052809.article

Angel Who Cares
05-31-2009, 04:55 PM
Peterson all jokes on radio show
May 28, 2009
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No matter what he did to third wife Kathleen Savio or fourth wife Stacy Peterson, Drew Peterson wasn't killing anyone with his standup comedy routine on the radio Thursday.

Peterson, jailed and facing murder charges in connection with Savio's death, called in collect to Mancow Muller's show on WLS to tell some jokes.

Mancow mentioned that Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky, promised Peterson would deliver some of his comedic stylings over the phone.

Peterson gets credit for trying, but that's about it.

Peterson is due back in court June 17, and with any luck, might reprise his comedy act as he is led from a county paddy wagon, just as he did before his arraignment May 8.

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1595233,Peterson-jokes-on-radio-show_jo052709.article

Angel Who Cares
06-01-2009, 03:22 PM
Nancy Grace 5/26/09 Part 1: VIDEO 4:48
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Angel Who Cares
06-01-2009, 04:11 PM
Drew Peterson back in court over judge in high-profile murder case
Monday, Jun. 01, 2009
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Drew Peterson is back in court for a hearing on whether yet another new judge should be appointed in the high-profile murder case.

The Will County state's attorney's office says the main issue Monday is defense lawyers' bid to replace Judge Carla Alessio-Policandriotes (pahl-ee-KAN'-dree-oh-tihs). Two weeks ago, she was picked to replace another judge at the prosecutor's request.

Prosecutors say other motions could also be dealt with Monday, including a state request to seal discovery.

Article:
http://www.bnd.com/breaking_news/story/790615.html

Angel Who Cares
06-01-2009, 04:19 PM
Another new judge in ex-officer Drew Peterson case
POSTED: Monday, Jun. 01, 2009
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There's another new judge in former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson's murder case.

Chief Judge Gerald Kinney granted a defense request Monday to replace Judge Carla Alessio-Policandriotes (pahl-ee-KAN'-dree-oh-tihs). The case will now be handled by Judge Stephen White.

It was only last month that Alessio-Policandriotes was named to replace another judge, that time at the prosecutor's request. Shortly afterward, she refused to reduce the defendant's $20 million bail.

Article:
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/354/story/933052.html

Angel Who Cares
06-01-2009, 04:33 PM
A 3rd judge for the Drew Peterson case
June 1, 2009 12:35 PM
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Will County Chief Judge Gerald Kinney today assigned the case to Circuit Judge Stephen White.

Peterson, who has pleaded not guilty, appeared twice in court Monday; first before Judge Kinney and then later in front of White.

Dressed in a dark gray jail jersey and pants, and shackled and manacled, Peterson appeared sober and attentive. Aside from the media and lawyers, the hearings appeared to draw little interest.

Judge White scheduled a hearing for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, to hear the prosecution's motion to seal discovery filings and an anticipated objection to the state's motion by the defense.

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/06/a-3rd-judge-for-the-drew-peterson-case.html

Angel Who Cares
06-01-2009, 10:37 PM
Brodsky To Oppose Seal Discovery Motion
Updated: Monday, 01 Jun 2009, 5:24 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 01 Jun 2009, 5:24 PM CDT
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A defense attorney in Drew Peterson's murder case says he'll oppose a motion by prosecutors to keep evidence under wraps as the legal process against the former Bolingbrook police sergeant proceeds.

A newly assigned judge in the case, Stephen White, will hear a state request to seal discovery at a hearing on Wednesday. Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky, says he'll argue that it'll be difficult to keep evidence from the public in the high-profile case. And he says he wants the process to be as transparent as possible.

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/crime/peterson_defense_oppose_Evidence_Seal

Angel Who Cares
06-03-2009, 11:32 AM
Drew Peterson Due In Court Wednesday
Updated: Wednesday, 03 Jun 2009, 7:34 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 03 Jun 2009, 7:33 AM CDT
<snipped>
Drew Peterson's case will be back in court for a hearing before the third judge in less than a month. Will County Circuit Court Judge Stephen White is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on a prosecution motion to seal discovery findings, among other issues.

White was assigned Monday to the former Bolingbrook police sergeant's trial in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/drew_peterson_Due_court_wednesdsay

Angel Who Cares
06-03-2009, 04:49 PM
UPDATED: Judge Curbs Peterson's Phone Calls
Updated: Wednesday, 03 Jun 2009, 8:43 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 03 Jun 2009, 3:38 PM CDT
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Will County Judge Stephen White ordered Peterson's lawyers on Wednesday to give him phone numbers of family, friends and attorneys that Peterson calls.
White says if Peterson wants to call somebody not on the list, he has to notify the jail.

Peterson has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. He's also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy. The judge's order comes after Peterson called a radio show from jail.

White also wants to be notified on all interviews and press releases involved in the case.
The judge also ordered that the names of witnesses and potential witnesses be sealed.

The judge set an Aug. 24 trial date. Brodsky, who can ask for a continuance, said it was a realistic date as long as Peterson is in custody.

New Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/crime/Drew_peterson_radio_talk_show_phone_calls

Angel Who Cares
06-03-2009, 04:58 PM
UPDATED: Peterson judge limits phone contact, interviews
June 3, 2009 7:02 PM
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White turned down a request by prosecutors to set guidelines for Peterson's attorneys when they meet face-to-face with their client. Asst. State's Atty. Nicole Moore raised the issue of Joel Brodsky, one of Peterson's attorneys, playing a card game with his client 10 minutes into an afternoon visit on May 24.

Defense attorney Andrew Abood said Brodsky was trying to help Peterson relax before making "some very serious decisions about his case." --In their court filing, Peterson's attorneys described him as being "sluggish, slow to respond and forgetful" due to being locked up in isolation. But White said the games would have to go.

"If they were allowed to play at will, there would be a Texas Hold 'em tournament at the end of the month," he said.

Peterson, whose four children haven't seen him since he was jailed May 7 but who talk to him on the phone daily, is mentally suffering from being kept in isolation, Brodsky said outside court Wednesday.

Also during Wednesday's hearing, State's Atty. James Glasgow lambasted the Chicago-Kent College of Law and a WGN radio show for staging a mock trial of the Peterson case last week, saying he'd called a school dean, the show and the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission to try and prevent the "abhorrent" event, which ended with a hung jury.

As for Judge White's requirement that both parties in the case alert him and the state's attorney's regulatory body of any planned media interviews or press releases, James Grogan, deputy administrator and chief counsel of the agency, said he could not comment on how they would handle the information from parties.

He said that there were staffers "very well-versed" in the rules of pre-trial publicity. "It is rare to have a situation where judges have referred matters to us for prior screening," he said.

Also during Wednesday's hearing, prosecutors turned over three cardboard boxes containing nearly 9,500 pages of documents to defense attorneys; defense attorneys have until June 8. White ordered a list of possible witnesses--which defense attorneys said included hundreds of people--to be sealed.
A trial was set for Aug. 24.

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/06/peterson-judge-limits-telephone-contact-interviews.html

Angel Who Cares
06-03-2009, 05:25 PM
Judge Makes Rules For Peterson Media Interviews
Jun 3, 2009 3:49 pm US/Central
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White also wants to be notified on all interviews and press releases involved in the case. The judge also ordered that the names of witnesses and potential witnesses be sealed.

As a former police officer and high-profile inmate, Peterson is being kept in solitary confinement in the facility's medical unit, which is the easiest area to segregate prisoners. Behind the clear door of his 6-by-9 foot cell, Peterson has a bed, toilet, sink and shower, which faces a centralized open area where guards monitor activity from a raised command bridge.

Peterson is allowed out of the cell for 90 minutes each day when he can sit in the common area, look through the small library of lawbooks or use a computer that does not have Internet access for legal research.

Peterson used one of a bank of phones near the chairs to call the radio station Wednesday afternoon.

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.jail.2.1030140.html

Angel Who Cares
06-03-2009, 05:31 PM
Rules set for Drew Peterson's calls, interviews
Posted on Wed, Jun. 03, 2009 03:40 PM
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Will County Judge Stephen White ordered Peterson's lawyers on Wednesday to give him phone numbers of family, friends and attorneys that Peterson calls. Peterson has to notify the jail if he wants to call anyone else.

The judge's order comes after Peterson called a radio show from jail. White also wants to be notified on all interviews and press releases, and he ordered the names of witnesses and potential witnesses be sealed.

Peterson has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. He's also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy.

White set the trial date for August.

Article:
http://www.kansascity.com/440/story/1232071.html

Angel Who Cares
06-04-2009, 03:37 AM
Judge wants to lower Peterson's media profile
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 | 4:59 PM
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The prosecution Wednesday turned over more than 9,400 pages of interview transcripts, police reports and the like, but the judge ordered Peterson's lawyers not to reveal to the press witness names.

Couple of odds and ends: The defense team expects an appellate court to rule in the next week or so on the motion to lower Drew Peterson's bond. If it is lowered substantially, he could post and get out of jail.

Also, the defense team said Wednesday they will definitely file a request to move this case out of Will County, but if that's not granted Drew Peterson's attorneys tell ABC7 that they will be ready to go to trial. That date has been set for August 24.

VIDEO: Judge wants to lower Peterson's media profile 2:09
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=6845646

Article:
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6845646

Angel Who Cares
06-04-2009, 03:48 AM
Judge limits Drew Peterson publicity
June 3, 2009
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White also ordered that all attorneys in the case must notify him and the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of any interviews and send copies of press releases.

The publicity threatens the ability for a fair trial, said Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, who said he has limited speaking out on the case.

"This is the place to put a cap on it," he said of pretrial publicity. "I'm trying to protect the jury pool here." Brodsky countered that he needs to be able to talk to the media, saying publicity might prompt potential witnesses to come forward with relevant information.

The judge set an Aug. 24 trial date.

Brodsky, who can ask for a continuance, said it was a realistic date as long as Peterson is in custody.

Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1607084,w-drew-peterson-publicity-limits-060309.article

FifthEssence
06-07-2009, 04:56 AM
Court Denies Petition To Lessen Drew Peterson's
Saturday, June 06, 2009

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,525292,00.html

Attorney Joel Brodsky expressed disappointment in the ruling from the Illinois Third District Appellate Court in a statement late Friday.

Brodsy says there may be another chance to request a reduction in bail. He says what he calls "the weakness of the State's case" will become clear.

Angel Who Cares
06-07-2009, 05:04 PM
Smack of Reality: Drew Peterson a Murderer and a Jerk!
June 07, 2009
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Some readers might think that I'm a jealous gimp. Well, I am jealous. I'm jealous of all of the chances Peterson and others have at happiness yet throw it all away for a "do over"! Some of us never have one chance, let alone four times!

I hope Peterson loses everything and gets the lethal injection. Better yet, let him get some nice cellmates for a few years before killing him -- prisoners just LOVE cops!

Article:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1822647/smack_of_reality_drew_peterson_a_murderer.html?cat =9

Angel Who Cares
06-30-2009, 06:17 PM
Peterson trial witness list: 805 people
June 26, 2009
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JOLIET — Saying Drew Peterson's attorneys were attempting to simplify disclosure evidence into "CliffsNotes," prosecutors thwarted the bid Thursday but will have to pare an 805-witness list down to the 50 most likely to testify.

John Connor, the chief of the major crime unit for the state's attorney, countered an eight-point motion from Peterson's defense team that would help the accused wife-killer's lawyers more easily navigate the thousands of pages of discovery evidence.

One of Peterson's attorneys, Joel Brodsky, argued that the first-degree murder indictment against Peterson was too vague.

He wanted prosecutors to provide detailed descriptions of such matters as how Peterson allegedly drowned his third wife, Kathleen Savio; whether he used any weapons or tools to kill her; exactly where and when the alleged 2004 murder occurred; and how Peterson may have gained entry to her home.

Connor countered that all of the information Brodsky is entitled to can be found in the discovery evidence already handed over by prosecutors. But Brodsky said it was too much for him and Peterson's other attorneys to sift through.

Judge Stephen White denied all the requests in Brodsky's motion, but did tell Connor to come up with an approximate time Savio was last seen alive and about when her body was found

755 witnesses too many

Brodsky also took issue with the 805 men and women listed as possible witnesses against Peterson. Connor is supposed to come up with the 50 most likely to testify by July 10, but was not forbidden from calling the remaining 755 at trial, which is scheduled to start Aug. 24.

White also shot down Brodsky's request for Peterson to take possession of the evidence against him while he is in jail. White said Peterson could review the evidence in the presence of his attorneys, who have been granted unlimited jailhouse visits with their client.

Brodsky asked whether Stark, Wawczak or Morphey were paid money or given consideration in regard to criminal charges that may have faced them.

White said this issue would be resolved July 10.

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1640073,peterson-witness-list_jo062509.article

Angel Who Cares
06-30-2009, 06:21 PM
Judge Asks Peterson Prosecutors To Cut Witness List
June 26, 2009 9:40 AM
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Some legal wrangling went down this week in the case against Drew Peterson, set to stand trial for the murder of wife #3, Kathleen Savio. Among the more notables moves made, Judge Stephen White asked prosecutors to cut their witness list down from a mind-boggling 805 to 50. One battle prosecutors did win was an attempt by Peterson's defense team to make the large amount of discovery evidence "easier to navigate." John Connor, the chief of the major crime unit for the state's attorney, claimed, "I think what the counsel is asking us to do is give them CliffsNotes on this," and said all the information the defense was seeking was available in the evidence. Another issue raised by Peterson's attorney - whether three key state witnesses received compensation for their testimony - will be reviewed and ruled on by Judge White at a July 10 hearing.

Article:
http://chicagoist.com/2009/06/26/judge_asks_peterson_prosecutors_to.php

Angel Who Cares
06-30-2009, 06:25 PM
Peterson lawyers want help with discovery
June 25, 2009 5:48 PM
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Attorneys for Drew Peterson, charged with murder in the 2004 drowning death of ex-wife Kathleen Savio, were in court Thursday seeking help as they sift through more than 30,000 pages of investigative reports and hundreds of hours of audio recordings turned over by prosecutors.

Joel Brodsky argued six motions before Judge Stephen White, essentially asking that prosecutors be required to give more details about their theory of how Peterson killed Savio as well as "Cliff's Notes" versions of the 9,470 investigative reports he has received.

"Are they saying my client held her underwater or knocked her unconscious or hit her over the head with a blunt object?" he said, later adding: "How did he do it? The state certainly has to prove that."

John Connor, chief of the Will County State's Attorney's major crimes unit, argued that all that information was detailed in the reports given to Peterson's lawyers.

"I've never seen a request like this in any homicide case I've participated in," he told the judge.

Brodsky said prosecutors have provided a list of 127 pieces of physical evidence in Savio's death, including a Power MacIntosh 7200 computer, and a roughly equal amount of physical evidence in the disappearance of Peterson's second wife.

White agreed to enter an order forbidding the state from listening to recorded phone calls between Peterson and his attorneys, something Connor said prosecutors already abstain from.

"If the state is listening in to an attorney-client phone call, they're in big trouble," said White, who also said he would allow Peterson's attorneys to bring their laptops into the Will County jail, where Peterson has been held since his May 7 arrest.

Also, attorneys for JP Morgan Chase, which has been served two subpoenas for financial records related to the case, asked that the subpoenas be quashed. White is expected to take up the issue July 10.

An attorney forwarded calls to a Chase spokeswoman, who declined comment.

In a separate court filing, Country Mutual Insurance Co., the firm that underwrote Peterson's $500,000 home liability insurance, has asked a judge to find that it is not liable to pay for Peterson's legal fees or any damages that arise from a wrongful death lawsuit filed against him earlier this year by Savio's estate.

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/06/peterson-lawyers-want-help-with-discovery.html

Angel Who Cares
06-30-2009, 07:09 PM
Court refuses to lower Drew Peterson's bail
June 7, 2009
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Peterson’s attorneys said in a statement they’re “disappointed” the appellate court has denied their request to reduce Peterson’s bail, which his defense team has argued is excessive.

The $20 million bail means Peterson, a former Bolingbrook cop accused of drowning Kathleen Savio in her bathtub during bitter divorce proceedings, would have to post $2 million to be released from the Will County Adult Detention Facility.

"We're disappointed in the ruling from the Illinois Third District Appellate Court, but we accept the court’s ruling,” attorney Joel Brodsky said. “However, we are also confident that as the weakness of the state’s case is exposed over the following weeks and months we will have another opportunity to ask for a reduction in bond."

Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1610312,drew-peterson-bail-court-savio-060609.article

Angel Who Cares
06-30-2009, 07:14 PM
Drew Peterson's Would-be Hit Man?
Updated: Friday, 26 Jun 2009, 10:08 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 26 Jun 2009, 9:18 PM CDT
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34 year-old Jeffrey Pachter is a warehouse worker who got to know Drew Peterson in the mid-90s when they both worked for a cable wiring company, that according to Pachter's wife.

Peterson at the time was moonlighting from his job as a Bolingbrook Police Sergeant.

Pachter, who was 18, had been charged with criminal sexual abuse for his relationship with a girl who court records indicate was 13-to-16 years old.

Peterson reportedly helped Pachter get court records that later resulted in Pachter pleading guilty to a lesser charge.

According to Mrs. Pachter, Jeff said Peterson called one night and offered him $25-thousand to kill Savio but he said no and no money was ever paid.

He only told one person at the time. That friend, she says, kept the secret until Peterson's fourth wife Stacy disappeared, and then he went to police.

Pachter is vacation with his parents in Wisconsin.

We reached his mother by phone and she said they had no comment.

VIDEO INCLUDED IN ARTICE!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/drew_peterson_murder_for_hire_pachter

Angel Who Cares
06-30-2009, 07:22 PM
Is Drew Peterson angling for an insanity defense or is he addicted to attention?
June 24, 11:51 AM
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On the surface it would be easy to get the opinion that Peterson targets younger women because they are easy for him to control. When they start to reject his abusive behavior and absolute control over them he can't deal with it so he eliminates the problem.

If any of the leaked information is true Peterson matches the behavior of a number of wife killers I've seen over the years. If he killed them he moves to cover it up, that is where his behavior stops matching the others. His police experience aided him if he committed the murder of his third wife. He knew that if he caused an injury to her head and then held her under water until she drowned, it would at least be plausible that she fell and struck her head. Obviously that same trick wouldn't fly twice so he just makes number four disappear. She young she might have run off with a younger man he could likely sell it. But the third wife sister had letter from victim wife number three saying " if I end up dead Drew killed me or word to that effect."

His timing sucked if he did it, because his third wife was divorcing him and wife number four was already telling people she wanted out.Once the media started looking at it he started acting guilty for them. Once law enforcement realized they had been duped the first time by their brother officer you can pretty well be assured they have turned over every rock this time.

One could easily argue that Drew Peterson is mentally ill and they would very likely be correct. But where he's in trouble is there is a very big difference between being mentally ill and legally insane. He will never past that litmus test. Clearly he understands the difference between right and wrong, he simply doesn't care. He can aid in his own defense although he'll likely continue to torpedo it. It appears at this time that he took great lengths to cover up his suspected crimes. So an insanity defense will never fly no matter how crazy he act or for that matter actually is right now. He will be judged as competent at the time the crime was committed.

But Drew Peterson has one more big stage with which to act out on and that will be his trial. Look for some over the top wacky behavior when he has a live jury and judge to play for. If the judge has any sense he will bar cameras from the court room. If Peterson sees a camera the dog and pony show will turn into the biggest three ring circus
ever played out in an American court room.

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-14615-Homicide-Examiner~y2009m6d24-Is-Drew-Peterson-angling-for-an-insanity-defense-or-is-he-addicted-to-attention

Angel Who Cares
06-30-2009, 07:27 PM
Estate of Third Wife of Drew Peterson Reopened
June 27, 2009
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In March of 2008 Savio's father and siblings filed a petition to reopen the estate and remove Carrol as executor due to new evidence from Savio's exhumed body showing that her death was probably a homicide. The petition claimed that a wrongful death claim against Peterson and Carrol's poor performance as an executor supported their request. The trial court agreed and appointed Savio's father as the new executor.

The appellate court affirmed because the manifest weight of evidence supported the trial court's holding. First, the court held that the estate could be reopened because the wrongful death claim was a newly discovered asset of Savio's estate under the state's Wrongful Death Act. Under Illinois law, a newly discovered asset is one ground for reopening an closed estate. Second, the court held that Carrol's removal was justified because his actions in Savio's divorce case were contrary to the best interests of the estate and its beneficiaries. Finally, although Savio's children were next in line to be appointed executor under Illinois law, the appellate court felt that a court would not likely allow the minor children's guardian, Peterson, to be appointed as executor. Since Savio's father was the proper choice after the children, the court upheld the appointment.

Article:
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2009/06/kathleen-savio-was-found-dead-in-her-bathtub-in-march-of-2004the-drowning-was-pronounced-an-accident-the-final-order-in-her.html

Angel Who Cares
06-30-2009, 07:31 PM
msnbc.com video: Recalling Drew Peterson’s lie detector test
Dateline web exclusive: Author Derek Armstrong spent over 100 hours interviewing Drew Peterson. Here he explains his impressions of the Peterson and Drew Peterson, himself, speaks to NBCâ?Ts Hoda Kotb about taking a lie detector test.
msnbc.com Video Player

Angel Who Cares
07-10-2009, 02:02 PM
Added these videos for reference, with this case being active with motions & hearings coming up!

Did Peterson hire hit man? 4:20
Did Peterson hire hit man? 4:20
Prosecutors allege Drew Peterson offered $25,000 for a hit on his third wife. HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell reports. May 27, 2009
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2009/05/27/jvm.seg.peterson.latest.cnn

Why was Peterson laughing? 4:01
HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell and her panel discuss the behavior of Drew Peterson as he was being led to court. May 12, 2009
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2009/05/12/jvm.peterson.laughing.cnn

Peterson defense speaks out 3:41
HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell talks with defense attorney Andrew Abood about the arrest of his client, Drew Peterson. May 11, 2009
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2009/05/11/peterson.lawyer.cnn

Peterson's fiance's dad talks 3:06
HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell speaks with Ernie Raines, father of Drew Peterson's fiancee. May 12, 2009
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2009/05/12/jvm.ernie.raines.cnn

Angel Who Cares
07-10-2009, 10:00 PM
Official Documents~I put all of the ones I found here in one post for easy reference!!

Drew Peterson Wrongful Death Suit Report
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/5847335/Drew-Peterson-Wrongful-Death-Suit-Report

Kathleen Savio: Press Release Declaring Homicide PDF
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/5847435/Kathleen-Savio-Press-Release-Declaring-Homicide

Kathleen Savio Order Of Protection against Drew Peterson PDF
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/5847555/Kathleen-Savio-Order-Of-Protection-against-Drew-Peterson-PDF

Kathleen Savio Parial Autopsy Report from AMW
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/5851835/Kathleen-Savio-Parial-Autopsy-Report

Angel Who Cares
07-15-2009, 07:05 AM
Drew Peterson murder trial delayed
July 14, 2009 1:32 PM
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Drew Peterson's murder trial won't be going ahead next month as planned, after he waived his right to a speedy trial today.

During a hearing at the Joliet courthouse, Peterson attorney Joel Brodsky told Judge Stephen White that the defense team needs more time to review some 40,000 pages of evidence.

Peterson was scheduled to stand trial Aug. 24 on charges that he murdered his ex-wife Kathleen Savio in 2004. But White canceled that trial date today, after asking Peterson whether he understood that he was giving up his right to a speedy trial.

Peterson, wearing blue jail scrubs, stared down at his lap and replied "Yes, your honor."

Peterson is next due to appear in court Aug. 14, when his attorneys will try to have the case moved outside of Will County and to challenge the constitutionality of a hearsay law passed last year that allows Savio to testify "from beyond the grave."

No new trial date has been set.

Speaking outside court after today's hearing, Brodsky said the defense team "can't digest all the information" prosecutors have given them without more time.

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/07/drew-peterson-trial-delayed.html

Angel Who Cares
07-15-2009, 07:08 AM
Peterson trial postponed; venue and constitutional questions abound
July 14, 8:13 PM
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The cases for and against Drew Peterson’s trial won’t be ready by August 24.

With more than 40,000 pages of discovery to wade through, Peterson’s lawyer Joel Brodsky asked and got more time, according to reports from a court appearance today.

"We can't digest all that information and be ready by the end of August," Brodsky told the Herald News of Joliet today.

Peterson will go back to court Aug. 14, Brodsky said he will ask for a change of venue because there is no pool of impartial jurors in Will County . Brodsky also will dispute the constitutionality of the hearsay law passed last year, he said.

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-5328-Chicago-Page-One-Examiner~y2009m7d14-Peterson-trial-postponed-venue-and-constitutional-questions-abound

Angel Who Cares
07-15-2009, 07:14 AM
Peterson lawyer: Cop hit on Drew's fiancee
July 15, 2009
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JOLIET — A state police detective took a break from the Drew Peterson case long enough to ask the alleged wife-killer's young girlfriend out on a date, Peterson's lawyer said after a court appearance Tuesday.

Attorney Joel Brodsky said, "I'll confirm that," when asked whether a state police investigator asked out Peterson's 24-year-old girlfriend and supposed fiancee, Chrissy Raines.

Brodsky also said he believes state police protocol "does not include dating a witness as a proper method" of investigation.

Brodsky said the detective asked Raines out to "dinner and a movie."

Raines' father, Ernie Raines, was shocked by Brodsky's claim.

"This is news to me," Ernie Raines said. "What is Joel trying to do?"

Ernie Raines thinks he has an idea.

"So this is what (Brodsky's) going to use for his defense, my daughter and this detective," Ernie Raines said before lashing out at the lawyer for messing with "the wrong family."

Charles B. Pelkie, the spokesman for the state's attorney's office, said there was no truth to Brodsky's claim.

"This is an absolutely ridiculous assertion," Pelkie said.

"You have two officers who have had multiple professional contacts with Christina Raines. They told her they would leave the door open to talk to her at any point, whether it was during business hours, whether it was after business hours, whether it was over coffee, lunch, dinner, whatever made her comfortable," he said, stressing that two investigators were always present with Christina Raines and calling their offer to meet with her "good detective work."

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/peterson/1665254,Drew-peterson-fiancee-date_JO071409.article#

Angel Who Cares
07-15-2009, 07:17 AM
Drew Peterson lawyers to challenge hearsay law named for him
Published: 7/14/2009 3:44 PM
Updated: 7/14/2009 5:37 PM
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Hoping to thwart prosecutors, Drew Peterson's lawyers said Tuesday they will challenge a new "beyond the grave" hearsay law nicknamed after the former Bolingbrook police sergeant.

A new trial date has not been set, but lead Peterson attorney Joel Brodsky warned the hearsay law challenge is so crucial, both sides may fight all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"The state would have to stop the prosecution in its tracks and seek an appeal," Brodsky said if Will County Circuit Judge Stephen White agrees with him. "It would require, I believe, Drew's release."

Brodsky also said he will file a change-of-venue request to move the trial out of Will County due to the intense publicity - much of which Peterson fueled through national media appearances and other antics.

Sometimes called the Drew Peterson law, it allows a judge at a pretrial hearing in a murder case to determine whether hearsay evidence - testimony or documents that quote someone second hand who is not available in court - may be admitted at trial.

Prosecutors must prove in the pretrial hearing those statements are reliable and that the defendant's wrongdoing made the witness unavailable to testify. Brodsky argues it runs contrary to the Sixth Amendment, which guarantees a criminal defendant the right to confront his accuser in court for cross examination.

Article:
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=306924&src=2

Angel Who Cares
07-24-2009, 08:16 PM
New Autopsy Details: Drew Peterson’s 3rd Wife Fought for Her Life
July 23, 2009 3PM
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Kathleen Savio, the third wife of former police officer Drew Peterson, struggled with her killer, a pathologist concluded in autopsy notes recently obtained by CNN.

Kathleen Savio’s body was re-examined by well-known forensic pathologist Michael Baden in 2007. According to the new details, Baden found bruising on the body consistent with a struggle including “a 1-inch blunt-force laceration on the back of her head, five scraping abrasions and six blunt-force, black-and-blue bruises on her extremities, abdomen and buttocks.”

Savio's family has long voiced suspicions about the circumstances surrounding her death. In a lawsuit filed by the family, it is alleged that Peterson went to Savio's house on Feb. 28, 2004, to "brutally ... stalk, attack, repeatedly beat, then drown,” his third wife. Savio survived the attack for an unknown period of time before drowning, the lawsuit says.

Drew Peterson is being held at the Will County jail on $20 million bond, but denies wrongdoing. He said he misses his children and has prayed and read the Bible during his imprisonment. He also contends his fourth wife, Stacy, left him for another man when she disappeared in October 2007, and is most likely living outside Illinois.

Article:
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/07/23/crimesider/entry5182728.shtml

Angel Who Cares
07-24-2009, 09:33 PM
Private autopsy: Ex-cop's third wife fought killer
updated 5:51 p.m. EDT, Thu July 23, 2009
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The private forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy on Drew Peterson's third wife affirmed the official findings that ruled the death a homicide, a copy of the autopsy report shows.

The report, obtained by CNN legal analyst Lisa Bloom, was written by noted pathologist Dr. Michael Baden. He conducted a third autopsy on the body of Kathleen Savio at the request of Savio's family in November 2007.

Savio's body was exhumed on November 13, 2007, and state pathologist Dr. Larry Blum performed a second autopsy. Three days later, Baden conducted another autopsy on behalf of Savio's family.

Baden also noted that even though the body was partially decomposed, "bruises and contusions caused by blunt force injuries shortly before death" were still visible on the right breast, the upper right thigh and the abdomen.

The severity of those injuries, Baden said in his report, indicated a struggle.

VIDEO: Watch HLN's Jane Velez Mitchell on the case »
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/07/23/illinois.drew.peterson/index.html#cnnSTCVideo

Read Baden's autopsy report (pdf)
http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/23/2109.001.pdf

See a timeline of the case »
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/07/23/illinois.drew.peterson/index.html#cnnSTCOther1

Article:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/07/23/illinois.drew.peterson/index.html

Angel Who Cares
07-25-2009, 08:25 PM
Email from Gloria Allred
Two of my OTR colleagues just got this email from lawyer Gloria Allred. It is in response to a segment we ran ON THE RECORD at 10pm last night....
From: Gloria Allred
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 7:02 PM
To: Miller, Jeffrey; O'Connor, Kerry
Subject: Chrissie Raines

Dear Jeff and Kerry,

Last night Greta ran a story about my client Chrissie Raines who is the fiancé of Drew Peterson. Unfortunately before the story was run no one contacted me for a response. I represent Chrissie Raines in the criminal case of People v. Drew Peterson and I am her spokesperson. Enclosed please find my response to the allegation that Greta ran on her show involving Ms. Raines. I hope that Greta will be able to run my response. Thank you very much.

“Chrissie has not had dinner with or gone to the movies with any police officer other than Drew Peterson and she has no interest in doing so. She does not feel that she was “hit on” by any police officer.

We do not think there is a basis for filing a complaint against any police officer and we have no plans to file such a complaint.”

Very truly yours,
Gloria Allred

Allred, Maroko & Goldberg

Article:
http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/07/15/email-from-gloria-allred/

Angel Who Cares
07-25-2009, 10:39 PM
Christina Raines Has Competition?
July 22, 2009
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(PRNewsChannel) / Chicago, Ill. / Derek Armstrong, author of 'Drew Peterson Exposed,' has learned that Drew Peterson continues to have young women trouble even in jail.

"A beautiful 24-year old woman named Ashley is visiting Peterson in jail according to my source," said Armstrong, who continues to investigate the case.

Christina Raines, his girlfriend and on-again-off-again fiancé continues to visit as well. According to the source, both women are demanding the other be removed from the "visitor" list but Peterson has refused and continues to see both via the visitation center.

According to the source, who preferred not to be named to avoid media attention, Peterson met Ashley before he was arrested in a bar. She wrote him a letter asking to be put on the visitor list. She has been visiting ever since.

"Both Ashley and Chistina are half Peterson's age," commented Armstrong, "as were most of his past girlfriends, fiancés and wives." Peterson is arrested for first degree murder of younger wife Kathleen Savio, found dead in her bathtub, and is suspected in the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, his fourth wife, who was seventeen when they married. He is still married to Stacy.

Mixing up the bizarre soap opera are stories that one of the detectives investigating Peterson had asked Christina Raines on a date. Raines lawyer Gloria Allred didn't deny the detective asked for a date, but did state there was no actual date and that there was no basis for a claim of improper conduct.

Article:
http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=1512&z=4

Angel Who Cares
07-25-2009, 11:05 PM
Autopsy Shows Struggle In Kathleen Savio's Death
Jul 23, 2009 12:49 pm US/Central
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As part of the investigation into the 2004 death of Drew Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, the latest autopsy revealed signs of a struggle.

The autopsy said there was a 1-inch blunt-force laceration on the back of her head, five scraping abrasions and six blunt-force, black-and-blue bruises on her extremities, abdomen and buttocks, CNN reported Thursday.

State police renewed their interest in Savio's death when the next wife - the now 24-year-old Stacy - vanished in October. State police have labeled their investigation of the young woman's whereabouts a potential homicide.

Soon after, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow announced he was reopening Savio's case and said the scene of her death appeared to have been staged to conceal a homicide.

Savio's remains were exhumed in November of 2007. Forensic pathologist Larry Blum examined her body and prepared the autopsy report released Thursday by Glasgow's office. A third autopsy was conducted by celebrity forensic pathologist Michael Baden at the behest of Savio's relatives. After his examination, Baden announced live on cable television his belief that the death was a homicide.

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/kathleen.savio.drew.2.1098258.html

Angel Who Cares
07-25-2009, 11:19 PM
Insurance should pay Drew's lawyer?
Peterson's lawyer allgedly claims company has an obligation to pay up
July 25, 2009
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JOLIET -- Drew Peterson's attorney tried to get his legal fees paid through the disgraced former cop's home owner's insurance.

The attorney, Joel Brodsky, claimed Country Mutual Insurance Company is responsible for covering Peterson's defense against a wrongful-death suit filed by the family of his slain third wife, Kathleen Savio, said Keith G. Carlson, a lawyer representing the insurance outfit.

Carlson, on behalf of Country Mutual, filed to have the court declare the insurance company not only has no obligation to fund Peterson's defense, but that it should not be on the hook to pay damages if the accused wife killer loses the wrongful-death suit to Savio's family.

Carlson pointed out that while Peterson's homeowner's insurance provides coverage for bodily injury, it is not to be paid out in the event the policy holder deliberately caused it, as alleged in the wrongful-death lawsuit.

Brodsky failed to return calls for comment on why he believes the insurance company should have to foot the bill for his defense of Peterson.

The declaration filed by Carlson also named Henry J. Savio and Anna Doman as defendants along with Peterson. He explained that Savio's sister and father were listed to clarify that the insurance company is not obligated to pay them for any judgment entered against Peterson if he loses the wrongful-death suit.

Brodsky had demanded Peterson's trial begin within 120 days of his May 7 arrest, as dictated by law, but backed off when confronted by the mountain of evidence the state produced against his client.

A new trial date may be scheduled next month.

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1684352,4_1_JO25_PETERSON_S1-090725.article

Angel Who Cares
07-26-2009, 01:22 AM
Added These Videos & Transcript for easy reference, with the charges of murder against Drew Peterson, along with the expected hearings, motions & the trial in the near future!

On the Record w/ Greta | Stacy Peterson Investigation


VIDEO: Premature Death 6:22
November 01, 2007
Family of Drew Peterson's third wife speak out
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=c99baac6-4b06-460a-9674-63840d736412&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Where Is Stacy Peterson? 6:14
November 01, 2007
Missing woman's sister speaks to Greta
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=4bc427fe-40cc-437b-a79c-c46bfd1504cd&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Top Cop? 10:57
November 05, 2007
What sort of policeman is Sgt. Drew Peterson? Bolingbrook Police Chief Raymond McGury goes 'On the Record'
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=659417f1-c325-4cd0-8555-26f16fd3029e&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Accident or Murder? 5:42
November 08, 2007
Sister of Sgt. Peterson's third wife speaks out about mysterious case
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=69c6b786-d956-4c4d-89ff-3484a6662658&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: First Interview 10:36
November 13, 2007
'Lisa,' daughter of Drew Peterson's second wife, speaks out
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=de7ec6ea-eae1-478d-aad1-94445abb4e82&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Official Investigation 4:45
November 14, 2007
Grand jury probes death of Sgt. Peterson's third wife
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=0192b38c-16be-4657-833c-c1684baf2b66&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Forensic Evidence 3:45
November 15, 2007
Dr. Baden explains what we can learn from a new autopsy of Sgt. Drew Peterson?s third wife
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=0046376d-2d14-4f84-82ce-630abaef79d7&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Peterson Saga 7:43
November 19, 2007
Dr. Baden responds to charge that his autopsy findings were 'self-fulfilling prophecy'
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=10a91fc3-676d-4c72-a7d5-3bc4899ae60a&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: In-Depth Analysis 3:20
November 20, 2007
Dr. Michael Baden reviews mysterious death of Sgt. Peterson's third wife
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=a5d18e1e-791f-4f86-a259-727515eceef0&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Media Spotlight 6:27
November 20, 2007
Stacy Peterson's stepsisters respond to Drew Peterson's decision to stay in the limelight while wife remains missing
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=be63890a-fb32-4036-be93-c6cf49c9261a&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Bizarre Twist 8:43
November 27, 2007
Police say they know who helped Sgt. Peterson carry big blue barrel from home and what he did next
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=cef2c813-29fc-42d8-af49-11458aefb381&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Clergy Confession? 11:23
November 29, 2007
Sgt. Drew Peterson's attorney responds to largest accusations against his client
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=3473ba14-927a-4350-9365-69d301cc38f4&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Peterson Timeline 4:19
December 05, 2007
Mark Fuhrman pieces together timeline of Stacy Peterson's disappearance
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=75ff7b04-d1eb-471c-a635-6d72fd143e9f&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: New Warrant 2:46
December 06, 2007
Police looking for 'biological materials' in Sgt. Peterson's car
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=9c7bb0e0-d9b0-43f9-9f0b-7c488248163c&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Under Suspicion 14:20
December 08, 2007
Cops: Trucker who claimed Drew Peterson approached him was lying
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=6a9f2922-6f76-4f2f-9261-f2bd8cd03fbe&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Speaking Out 9:32
December 10, 2007
Stacy Peterson's pastor reveals what she knew about the fate of Drew Peterson's third wife
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=1a7730e0-c58c-4fb2-8ba1-e63aa80ba35a&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO PART 2: Speaking Out
December 10, 2007
Stacy Peterson's pastor reveals what she knew about the fate of Drew Peterson's third wife
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/player.html?121007/121007_greta_2pastor&On_the_Record&Speaking%20Out&acc&On%20the%20Record&-1&Shows&292&&&new

VIDEO: Kyle Opens Up 9:23
December 11, 2007
Drew Peterson's former fiancee explains why she broke off the engagement
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=bfc31283-551b-4b05-8fbd-58976c128474&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: The Peterson Investigation 6:40
December 12, 2007
Mark Fuhrman shares never before seen documents
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=268e644b-06ed-4989-b6df-4eed21b3634f&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Sgt. Under Suspicion 14:58
December 13, 2007
Report: Drew Peterson denies claims he fired gun in home
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=ba0c6e71-0469-475a-90f7-d6728f3786f1&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Request Denied 6:10
December 17, 2007
Drew Peterson loses bid to regain seized items
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=fb2e73ce-bdf0-4fa6-a99e-41493b2e82fc&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Defending Drew 5:23
December 19, 2007
Drew Peterson's friend goes 'On the Record' about domestic calls
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=b4aa4571-b67c-4ffb-8557-7a10dc0d9269&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

Transcript: Cruel Hoax?
Transcript: Stacy Peterson's friend and neighbor describes vandalism at home
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,318548,00.html

VIDEO: Cruel Hoax? 4:50
December 27, 2007
Stacy Peterson's friend and neighbor describes vandalism at home
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=16f6467f-99d5-4a1a-a342-22e09e815947&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

VIDEO: Speaking Out 3:42
July 25, 2009
Stacy Peterson's close friend talks about Sgt. Drew Peterson
http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=0c3102d5-b023-436e-9b5f-c210ae0b3274&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

Link:
http://www.foxnews.com/ontherecord/stacypeterson/index.html

Angel Who Cares
07-27-2009, 09:33 AM
I missed this article while I was on vacation! :angel:

State's attorney: Cops did not hit on Drew Peterson's fiancee
July 17, 2009
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The Los Angeles attorney representing Drew Peterson's young love shot down a claim from the accused wife-killer's lawyer that a state cop hit on her client.

"Chrissie has not had dinner with or gone to the movies with any police officer other than Drew Peterson and she has no interest in doing so," the attorney, Gloria Allred, said in a written statement. "She does not feel that she was 'hit on' by any police officer. We do not think there is a basis for filing a complaint against any police officer and we have no plans to file such a complaint."

Following a Tuesday court hearing, one of Peterson's attorneys, Joel Brodsky, announced that a state police detective asked Peterson's 24-year-old girlfriend, Christina Raines, to go out with him on a date.

Charles B. Pelkie, the spokesman for the state's attorney's office, refuted Brodsky's accusation, calling it "preposterous and disingenuous."

Brodsky's claim infuriated Raines' father, Ernie Raines, who called Brodsky a "scumbag." Ernie Raines also called Peterson a "scumbag" and threatened to "kick the [expletive] out of" and "take apart" Brodsky if he happened to run into him.

Brodsky failed to return calls for comment on Allred's statement or to say how frightened he was of Ernie Raines.

Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1670949,drew-peterson-christina-raines-071709.article

Angel Who Cares
07-29-2009, 09:52 AM
Peterson's Murder Trial May Move From Will County
Attorney: Media Attention Means Peterson Can't Get A Fair Trial
Jul 29, 2009 6:19 am US/Central
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Drew Peterson's murder trial could get moved out of Will County, as his attorney says he can't get a fair trial there.

Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky, told CBS 2 Tuesday night that media attention is jeopardizing his client's right to a fair trial.

When asked about claims that he and Peterson were seeking publicity, Brodsky said, "We would expect that would be the reaction from the (Will County) State's Attorney's office.

"We went through and we picked a number of examples of media attention that were initiated by the State's Attorney himself, or the police," Brodsky added.

VIDEO: Drew Peterson's Trial May Be Moved From Will County
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=61146@wbbm.dayport.com

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.trial.2.1105631.html

Angel Who Cares
07-31-2009, 01:11 AM
Peterson's attorney seeks change of venue
July 30, 2009
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Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky, filed a motion to have Peterson's murder trial moved out of Joliet.

In his motion, Brodsky blamed the media for having "prejudiced the jury pool," and claimed the Internet search engine Google returned 2.95 million results for Drew Peterson.

Brodsky's motion will be argued in court Aug. 14.

The start of Peterson's trial on charges he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio, is expected to be tentatively scheduled as well.

In his motion to have the murder case moved, Brodsky took a shot at Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow's office for a Feb. 21 press release titled "Pathologist declares Kathleen Savio's death a homicide," which he claims "prejudiced the jury pool in regards to the most contested fact of the entire case — namely the manner of death."

Charles B. Pelkie, the spokesman for the state's attorney's office, pointed out that Peterson's "name is not even mentioned" in the release and argued prosecutors have done nothing to poison the jury pool.

"The state's attorney has adopted a very strict interpretation of the Supreme Court rules regarding pretrial publicity," Pelkie said. "We follow both the spirit and the letter of those rules.

"We release only information that the public has a right to know," Pelkie added. "We've taken every step possible to ensure that this office did not contribute to the media frenzy that surrounded this case."

Brodsky and Peterson, on the other hand, have plunged head first into the media frenzy, with both attorney and client making numerous TV appearances since Stacy Peterson's disappearance nearly two years ago.

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1693432,Peterson-change-of-venue-JO073009.article

Angel Who Cares
07-31-2009, 01:17 AM
Drew Peterson asks judge to move trial
July 30, 2009 3:28 PM
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Joel Brodsky earlier had signaled his intention of doing either that or asking that jurors be selected from another county, arguing that widespread publicity would make it difficult for the former Bolingbrook police sergeant to get a fair trial.

Prosecutors believe an impartial jury can be selected from Will County, a spokesman said.

"We have taken every step necessary on our part to avoid the media circus that was swirling around this case," said Chuck Pelkie. "We've only released information that is public information."

Today's filing cites stories about Peterson that ran in the Chicago Tribune, CNN, Huffington Post and local television stations. Some of the stories detailing the order of protection Savio took out against Peterson and the letters she mailed out before her death exposed jurors to "highly significant information which may not be admissible at trial," the motion says.

Peterson's attorneys also objected to a 2008 press release from the Will County state's attorney's office that announced that results of an autopsy on Savio's exhumed remains showed her death was a homicide. The complete autopsy was not released, only the manner of death, which his attorneys argued "prejudiced the jury pool in regards to the most contested fact of the entire case -- namely the manner of death."

No mention is made in the filing of the national TV interviews Peterson and his attorneys have given, though his attorneys also filed a CD containing other media coverage.

The case is scheduled to resume Aug. 14. As of now, the trial would be held in Will County Circuit Court in Joliet.

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/07/drew-peterson-asks-judge-to-move-trial.html

Angel Who Cares
08-06-2009, 10:02 PM
Peterson Appeal Brief Released
thepublicityagency.com - August 05, 2009
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Bolingbrook, Ill. / Drew Peterson's defense team today released briefs responding to the prosecution's decision to appeal a court's dismissal of gun charges against Drew Peterson.

On Nov. 20, 2008, the Will County Circuit Court dismissed an indictment against Peterson for possession of a firearm with a barrel length of less than 16 inches.

The Abood Law firm and the law firm of Brodsky and Odeh responded in a brief filed in the Appellate Court for the Third District.

Oral arguments are pending with reply briefs from both parties due in the upcoming months.

2ND HEADLINE:
About Brodsky & Odeh:
Chicago Attorneys Joel A. Brodsky and Reem H. Odeh announced the formation of the law firm of Brodsky & Odeh, which is located in Chicago, Illinois, in November of 2004. Prior to that Mr. Brodsky and Ms. Odeh were partners at a large and prestigious law firm in Chicago. They left that firm in order to concentrate in the areas of law they excel at, criminal defense, immigration and commercial litigation. Since 1987 Mr. Brodsky has concentrated his practice in the areas of criminal defense and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Brodsky has tried numerous felony and misdemeanor criminal cases before both juries and judges. Ms. Odeh has practiced in various areas of the law, including: immigration, criminal defense, commercial litigation, and domestic matters. In 2002, she served as an intern on the Murder Task Force of the Cook County Public Defender's Office.

3RD HEADLINE:
About Andrew Abood:
Upon graduation from Law School in 1990, Andrew accepted the position of law clerk to the Honorable Michael F. Cavanaugh of Michigan State Supreme Court. Andrew has served as an adjunct professor at Cooley Law School teaching Scholarly Writing, is the past president of the Young Lawyer Section of the Ingrham County Bar, and is a member of the Legal Authors Society. Today Andrew's areas of practice include commercial transaction and litigation, including real estate, corporate and business planning, and criminal law.

To download the brief:
http://aboodlaw.com/pdfs/Defendant-Appellee_Cross-Appellant-Brief-and-Argument-on-Appeal.pdf

To download the brief:
http://www.brodskyodeh.com/links.jsp

Article:
http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=1538&z=4

Angel Who Cares
08-06-2009, 10:16 PM
Illinois and Iowa digest
Quinn: Death penalty moratorium should remain
published online: 7/31/2009
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Gov. Pat Quinn said the state's moratorium on capital punishment should continue even as DuPage County prosecutors seek the death penalty in a high-profile case.

Peterson's lawyer files change of venue motion
Drew Peterson's attorney is trying to get the former police sergeant's murder trial moved out of the county where he's charged because of what he calls extensive and inflammatory media coverage.

Thursday's motion by Joel Brodsky was expected. He's long expressed concern that Peterson might not be able to get a fair trail in Will County, where he's charged in the 2004 drowning death of Kathleen Savio.

Since Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007 the case has been the subject of scores of news reports -- many of which have included appearances by Brodsky and Peterson.

Peterson is a suspect in Stacy Peterson's disappearance, but hasn't been charged.

The motion is scheduled to be heard in Will County on Aug. 14.

Article:
http://www.thehawkeye.com/Story/IL-Today-073109

Angel Who Cares
08-08-2009, 05:57 AM
Peterson attorneys to file motion
Drew Peterson's attorneys will file a motion on Monday asking a judge find the so called hearsay law unconstitutional.
Friday, August 07, 2009 | 10:52 PM
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Prosecutors plan on using statements that she reportedly made to family members in Peterson's trial. Savio reportedly told her family that Peterson would try to kill her.
A new state law passed last year makes it easier to use hearsay statements from victims who were allegedly killed to prevent them from testifying against their attackers.

Article:
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6954844

Angel Who Cares
08-10-2009, 03:56 PM
Peterson's attorneys fight hearsay law
August 10, 2009
<snipped>
Lawyers Joel Brodsky, Reem Odeh, and Andrew Abood have said the state statute is unconstitutional and can't be used against Peterson because it was passed four years after the events he is accused of were alleged to have occurred, the release said.

It also violates his 6th Amendment right to confront witnesses, they allege.

"Any attempt to introduce evidence through this statute violates the ex post facto provision of the United States Constitution," Abood said in the release.

"This ill conceived law would also deny Mr. Peterson his constitutional right to confront the witnesses against him, in violation of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings", Brodsky said in the release.

A date for a hearing on the motion has not been set.

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/foxvalleysun/news/1709167,Peterson-hearsay-law_JO081009.article

Angel Who Cares
08-10-2009, 03:59 PM
Drew Peterson is back in court SEE MOTION
Monday, 10 August 2009 8:25AM
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Meanwhile, WBBM's Regine Schlesinger reports they're trying to strike down the Illinois law that goes to the heart of the prosecution's case. For their case against Peterson, prosecutors are relying heavily on so-called testimony from beyond the grave.

It's permissible under a recently-enacted state law that allows the use of hearsay evidence under certain circumstances.

Prosecutors would introduce testimony from others, alleging that Kathleen Savio had told them that Peterson had threatened her and that she feared for her life. In their motion to strike down the law, Peterson's lawyers argue it would allow gossip, innuendo, rumor and back fence scandal to masquerade as evidence.

READ THE MOTION:
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/Motion-to-Exclude-Hearsay-Evidence-of-Savio.pdf

Article:
http://www.wbbm780.com/Drew-Peterson-is-back-in-court-SEE-MOTION/4973607

Angel Who Cares
08-10-2009, 04:26 PM
Drew Peterson's attorneys launch attack on hearsay law
August 10, 2009 4:47 AM
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A recently enacted state law written to allow the use of beyond-the-grave hearsay evidence against Drew Peterson should be declared unconstitutional, according to a motion that Peterson's attorneys are expected to file today.

"The new hearsay law ... would allow gossip, innuendo, rumor and back fence scandal to come into court and masquerade as evidence," the motion states. The motion is posted on the Web site of Peterson's attorneys.

"Having a newly minted homicide, but not having evidence to prosecute anyone for it, the Will Couny State's Attorney decided to draft a new law," the motion asserts. That law "would allow him to introduce otherwise inadmissable evidence against Drew Peterson."

The motion also attacks the fact that the hearsay law can be used in cases in which a crime predates passage of the law, pointing out that ex post facto laws violate the state and U.S. constitutions.

Joel Brodsky's Web site:
http://www.brodskyodeh.com/

Motion:
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/Motion-to-Exclude-Hearsay-Evidence-of-Savio.pdf

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/08/drew-petersons-attorneys-launch-attack-on-hearsay-law.html

Angel Who Cares
08-10-2009, 04:29 PM
Drew Peterson's Attorneys Challenge Hearsay Law
State Law Allows For Statements By Peterson's Dead Third Wife
Aug 10, 2009 1:08 pm US/Central
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Drew Peterson was in court on Monday, as his attorneys unveiled a new strategy for his defense.

Attorneys filed a motion to challenge the Illinois hearsay law, which allows statements from Peterson's dead third wife, Kathleen Savio, to be used in his trial. They say it was passed four years after the alleged murder happened, and that it's unconstitutional.

"Any attempt to introduce evidence through this statute violates the ex post facto provision of the United States Constitution," said Andrew Abood, one of Peterson's defense attorneys, in a news release.

"This ill conceived law would also deny Mr. Peterson his constitutional right to confront the witnesses against him, in violation of recent US Supreme Court rulings," added Peterson attorney Joel Brodsky.

The motion is expected to hold up the start of Peterson's murder trial.

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.hearsay.2.1121153.html

Angel Who Cares
08-13-2009, 09:38 PM
Friday is D-Day for Drew's Road Show
Attorney: Drew Peterson can't get fair trail in Will County
Updated 5:45 PM CDT, Thu, Aug 13, 2009
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We'll find out Friday if Drew Peterson will be able to take his show on the road.

The man charged with the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, and suspected of having something to do with the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, filed a motion in Will County last month to move his trial.

The request cites the saturation of coverage in newspapers, on television and online which, according to his attorney, makes it difficult for the former Bolingbrook police sergeant to get a fair trial.

Of course, Peterson hasn't exactly shied away from the attention. Remember, he didn't seem to mind being arrested and charged with murder at all.

He's even taken his story nationally, which sort of makes the request to move the trial seemingly a bit disingenuous.

If unmoved, the trial will be held in Will County Circuit Court in Joliet.

Article:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/drew-peterson-court-trial-move-081409-53173227.html

Angel Who Cares
08-14-2009, 05:46 AM
Drew Peterson to argue change of venue
3:05 a.m. CDT, August 14, 2009
<snipped>
The question of whether Drew Peterson's murder trial should be moved out of Will County is expected to be discussed at a court hearing.

The former Bolingbrook police sergeant who is charged in the 2004 slaying of his third wife Kathleen Savio is scheduled to be in a Will County courtroom Friday. His attorneys have already filed a change of venue motion.

Peterson's attorneys argue that the case should be moved because of what they call extensive and inflammatory media coverage.

One issue that may come up is all the media attention that both Peterson and his attorney Joel Brodsky have courted. Both have talked extensively to the press and have appeared on radio programs and national television shows.

Article:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-drewpeterson-cour,0,439480.story

Angel Who Cares
08-14-2009, 01:02 PM
Peterson hearing halted for potential jurors
August 14, 2009
<snipped>
An expected hearing on a motion for a change of venue in the Drew Peterson case was delayed this morning when the judge told the courtroom he planned to bring some 240 potential jurors into the courtroom.

Will County Judge Stephen White said this morning that the jurors would be brought into the courtroom in groups of 60. He did not indicate if arguments on the motion for a change of venue would be heard later today.

All reporters were then ordered out of the courtroom.

Andrew Abood, an attorney for Peterson, objected to what he called a "closed courtroom."

White replied that there simply was not room for the potential jurors and the crowd of reporters.

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/foxvalleysun/news/1716632,Peterson-hearing_jo081409.article

Angel Who Cares
08-14-2009, 01:07 PM
Peterson back in court
The Drew Peterson case returned to court Friday. His attorneys were asking the judge for significant changes in the former police officer's murder trial.
Friday, August 14, 2009 | 11:23 AM
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Earlier this week, Drew Peterson talked with reporters about his three months in jail. He said fighting boredom is his biggest challenge, saying he hates reading and watches a lot of TV. Peterson also said he does not want his kids to visit him in jail but talks with them twice a week by telephone.

Peterson's attorneys say that he cannot get a fair trial in this area because of all of the media attention.

"There is so much pre-trial publicity and prejudicial publicity that has saturated the community," said Reem Odeh, Drew Peterson's attorney.

"I expect what they'll argue is that this publicity was brought on by Drew Peterson and any prejudice was his own making," said Andrew Abood, Drew Peterson's attorney. "I don't think that's a valid argument or a single case in the United States that supports that proposition."

Prosecutors say that Drew Peterson can get a fair trial in Will County. Prosecutors also say that Peterson and his attorneys may have been seeking some of the media attention. For example, Drew Peterson, through his attorneys, follow ABC7's Jason Knowles and other reporters on Twitter.

VIDEO: Peterson back in court
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=6965292

Article:
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6964825

Angel Who Cares
08-14-2009, 04:13 PM
Drew Peterson Asks To Move Trial
Updated: Friday, 14 Aug 2009, 1:30 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 14 Aug 2009, 8:42 AM CDT
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Drew Peterson's lawyers are asking a judge today to move his murder trial out of Will County because of massive publicity. Peterson's lawyers argue that widespread publicity about Peterson's dead wife, Kathleen Savio, would prejudice jurors against him locally.

Prosecutors argue evidence against Peterson would convict him. Kathleen Savio was found in a waterless bathtub. The first autopsy resulted in no charges. A second autopsy led to murder charges against Peterson.

VIDEO REPORT INCLUDED IN ARTICLE!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/Drew_Peterson_lawyers_ask_change_of_venue_citing_m assive_publicity
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Exclusive: New Scrutiny in Peterson Case
Updated: Thursday, 13 Aug 2009, 8:35 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 13 Aug 2009, 5:59 PM CDT
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It is said there are six degrees of separation between all of us, but the link between Drew Peterson and Greg Long is downright uncanny.

Long believes the connection is so remarkably significant, that he made a plea for help after realizing the coincidence.

Long and Peterson now are both behind bars. Both men are fighting murder charges. And the lives of both men could come down to what one man had to say. That person is forensic pathologist, Dr. Bryan R. Mitchell.

Mitchell is the man who, for Will County, performed the original autopsy on Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio. On March 1, 2004, Savio was found dead at her home in a waterless bathtub, soaked in blood. After examining her body, it was in Mitchell's opinion, that Savio's death could be "ascribed to drowning."

For a second opinion, we reached out to renowned pathologist and Fox News contributor, Dr. Michael Baden. (Baden coincidentally performed the second autopsy on Kathleen Savio, at the request of the Savio (family).

"In general, it's recommended all the organs be removed before looking at the neck organs, so that the blood has left the body before looking at any injuries that could be seen as strangulation," said Baden.

Long says he sends condolences to the family of Kathleen Savio. He also wants to thank them for pressuring authorities in Will County to exhume her body. "Without that connection, I think (Henker's autopsy) would have been covered up....People got to be made aware of this....Maybe there's more than just these two cases?" (his and Savio).

Long says he sends condolences to the family of Kathleen Savio. He also wants to thank them for pressuring authorities in Will County to exhume her body. "Without that connection, I think (Henker's autopsy) would have been covered up....People got to be made aware of this....Maybe there's more than just these two cases?" (his and Savio).

PDF: Appeal Decision, Descent
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/generic/news/long

VIDEO REPORT INCLUDED IN ARTICLE!

Article:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/drew_peterson_greg_long

Angel Who Cares
08-14-2009, 04:18 PM
The Drews and Drew Nots of Peterson's Trial
Updated 2:15 PM CDT, Fri, Aug 14, 2009
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Drew Peterson may be succeeding in his quest to taint the jury pool.

In a highly unusual move, Will County Judge Stephen White admonished potential jurors to not read or watch any news about the Peterson murder case, even though a trial could still be many months, possibly even a year away. Peterson stands accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

"I have to do everything I can to protect the jury pool from publicity," the judge said, explaining the unusual move of assembling potential jurors months before a potential trial.

White told the potential jurors that news stories they might read or watch might not be true. He instructed them not to research the case on the Internet or discuss it with anyone, even family members.

The judge advised the pool he had no plans to sequester Peterson's jury, and had no intention of holding a trial, which would last many months.

Peterson arrived from the jail shackled, wearing a gray pinstriped suit, but the shackles were removed before potential jurors entered the courtroom. When he was introduced, Peterson smiled and said, "Good day folks, how are you?"

Article:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/The-Drews-and-Drew-Nots-of-Petersons-Trial-53238202.html

Angel Who Cares
08-14-2009, 04:22 PM
Judge in Drew Peterson case preparing jury pool
August 14, 2009
48 minutes ago
<snipped>
Hundreds of potential jurors in the murder trial of former police officer Drew Peterson were asked to fill out questionnaires Friday, although no trial date has been set and Peterson wants the trial moved.

Will County Judge Stephen White said he was proceeding under the assumption that the trial would remain in the county, and was trying to protect a jury pool. After potential jurors entered the courtroom, Peterson, wearing a gray suit, stood and greeted them.

"Good morning, folks. How are you?" he said.

A hearing was scheduled for later Friday on Peterson's request to move the trial because of pretrial publicity — some of it courted by Peterson and his attorney, who went on numerous television and radio shows.

White planned to have 240 people fill out questionnaires Friday. He gave potential jurors a list of 493 people whose names could come up during the trial to see if they knew any them. He said he did not know when the trial would begin, but said they should not change any plans.

Peterson's attorneys said it was very unusual for a judge to begin the jury-selection process months before the start of a trial, adding that it would be difficult for potential jurors to avoid publicity.

"I hope they follow the law," said attorney Andrew Abood.

White also set an Oct. 2 hearing on a motion filed by Peterson's attorneys challenging the constitutionality of a hearsay law passed in Illinois in 2008 and widely viewed as a response to the case.

Article:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g6BDgiLvpu6u3ubvg4R8tDuw8YTwD9A2RN4G0

Angel Who Cares
08-14-2009, 06:29 PM
Judge in Drew Peterson case considering trial move
4:13 p.m. CDT, August 14, 2009
<snipped>
A Will County judge says he'll decide Oct. 2 if Drew Peterson's murder trial should be moved because of pretrial publicity.

Judge Stephen White listened Friday to arguments from both sides. Peterson has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Peterson's attorneys say much of the intense publicity surrounding the case has been negative and inflammatory and would prevent Peterson from getting to get a fair trial in Will County.

They also say Peterson may have arrested or ticketed potential jurors or their family members during his three decades as a police officer.

State's Attorney James Glasgow says a fair trial is possible, but if it became clear during jury questioning that it wasn't, he'd agree to a move.

Article:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-drewpeterson-tria,0,2798767.story

Angel Who Cares
08-14-2009, 10:33 PM
Judge admonishes potential Peterson jury pool to avoid news
8/14/2009 11:46 AM
Updated: 8/14/2009 5:41 PM
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Circuit Judge Stephen White made the unusual move as the former Bolingbrook police sergeant's attorneys argued he cannot receive a fair trial in Will County due to the case's notoriety and his 30-year background in law enforcement here.

White will rule on the change-of-venue request Oct. 2 but, in the meantime, he brought in the large pool of potential panelists early to try to limit further media exposure. Potential jurors also filled out a lengthy questionnaire that included the names of 493 potential witnesses to ensure all are unknown to them.

Lawyers won't start questioning members of the pool, though, until the trial starts. A date hasn't been set, but the defense team said it may begin later this year. They said Peterson, who has been held since May 7 in the Will County jail on a $20 million bond, is eager to try to win his freedom.

Dressed in a charcoal suit, Peterson greeted the potential panelists with a brief, "Hi folks," and casual smile, as they were ushered into the packed courtroom.

Judge White warned the pool, brought into court in groups of 60, not to read newspapers, listen to the radio, search the Internet or watch television coverage about the Peterson case. A few potential panelists visibly grimaced and appeared shocked when the judge told them the name of the case.

"This is where the truth is determined," White said of the courtroom, "only within these four walls."

White may choose to allow the case to continue in Will County until the potential jurors are individually questioned. If the majority cannot be impartial, Glasgow agreed he'd rather the trial be held elsewhere than for a higher court to reverse the outcome later, should Peterson get convicted and appeal.

Article:
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=313812

Angel Who Cares
08-15-2009, 03:01 PM
Where will Drew be tried?
DEFENSE BID | Judge to rule Oct. 2 on leaving Will County
August 15, 2009
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On Oct. 2, Drew Peterson will find out if his murder trial will be held somewhere else.

His lawyers want the trial moved out of Will County. Peterson can't get a fair trial here because of the publicity, they argue.

Will County State's Attorney Jim Glasgow says it's too early to make that decision, since the jury hasn't been picked.

After hearing arguments from both sides Friday, Will County Judge Stephen White decided to take the matter under advisement.

White called 240 potential jurors to the courthouse Friday and began interviewing them in groups of 60.

Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1717895,CST-NWS-drew15.article

Angel Who Cares
08-17-2009, 10:43 AM
Drew Peterson Jurors: Jury Selection Starts, Drew Peterson Trial
Monday, August 17th, 2009 at 1:19 am
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Kathleen Savio’s body was exhumed in November 2007 and a new autopsy was performed. The results of that autopsy have not been released to the public, Illinois State’s Attorney James Glasgow told the press that the death appeared to have been a homicide staged to look like an accident. In addition, Stacy Peterson’s Priest reported that she had told him she had provided Peterson’s alibi for the night of Kathleen Salvio’s death and that she was fearful for her own life at the hands of Drew Peterson.

Peterson has requested that the trial be moved out of Will County, Illinois because of pretrial publicity. In spite of that, the judge in his case has started jury selection in the trial. Judge Stephen White is having 240 people fill out a questionnaire as the first step in jury selection. White has stated that he is proceeding as if the trial will be held in Will County until a decision is made to do otherwise.

As jury selection starts, the Drew Peterson jurors will be ready when and if the Drew Peterson trial begins in that county.

No trial date has been set.

VIDEO: Drew Peterson Walks Off Fox Interview
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FindLaw : Peterson Indictment
FindLaw : Peterson Indictment

Article:
http://law.rightpundits.com/?p=724

Angel Who Cares
08-17-2009, 10:46 AM
Drew Peterson Jurors Selected? Lawyers Fight Law
Published: Aug 17, 2009
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An Illinois law that allows hearsay evidence is unconstitutional and should not be used against Drew Peterson in the death of his wife, defense lawyers said, as jurors are selected for suspected murderer's case.

Peterson, a retired Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant, is charged with murder in the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Police have said he's also a suspect in the disappearance of his 23-year-old fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, who vanished in October 2007.

Stacy Peterson allegedly told a minister that her husband killed Savio, prosecutors have said.

Under the new law, known as Drew's law, that statement and others allegedly made by Savio could be admitted as evidence in the murder case against Peterson, whose lawyers Monday asked Will County Judge Stephen White to find the law unconstitutional.

The U.S. Constitution guarantees Peterson the right to confront an accuser in court, something he cannot do in this case, lead defense lawyer Joel Brodsky said.

Similar hearsay laws are in use in 12 other states, the Joliet (Ill.) Herald-News reported Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the judge assigned to Peterson's trial has begun sifting through the hundredss of potential jurors for the case.

Drew is expected to be sentenced on Oct. 2.

Article:
http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212251374.shtml

Angel Who Cares
08-18-2009, 12:16 AM
Madigan to weigh in on Peterson case
August 17, 2009
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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is now in Drew Peterson's murder case.

She filed a request to intervene Monday in Will County Court.

On Aug. 10, Peterson's lawyers asked Will County Judge Stephen White to declare unconstitutional a new Illinois statute often called Drew's Law. Drafted by Will County State's Attorney Jim Glasgow and approved by the Legislature last year, it allows some types of hearsay to be used in court, something that isn't often done.

To understand the law, consider this example: There is a court case, and the defendant knows a certain witness will testify. If the defendant kills the witness — or makes them disappear — to stop the testimony, the law allows statements made by the witness to be used in court.

When the case returns to court Oct. 2, there will be a hearing on the constitutionality of Drew's Law. In addition to Glasgow, an assistant attorney general will be at the hearing and will argue the state's side of the issue.

"This motion to intervene serves a very limited purpose," explained Robyn Ziegler, one of Madigan's spokeswomen. "The attorney general has the responsibility of defending the constitutionality of state laws."

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan
http://media1.suburbanchicagonews.com/multimedia/img_jo18_peterson_p1.jpg_20090817_19_56_32_4422-266-400.imageContent

Former Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson
http://media1.suburbanchicagonews.com/multimedia/jo09_peterson_p1_scn_feed_20090508_23_03_24_2101.j peg_20090817_20_00_18_4423-281-400.imageContent

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/bolingbrooksun/news/1720756,4_JO17_Madigan-weigh-on-Peterson-case.article

Angel Who Cares
08-21-2009, 12:39 AM
Search for Stacy set for Friday
August 20, 2009
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Cassandra Cales, sister of Stacy Peterson, asks for the public's help with a volunteer search for the remains of her sister.

Participants are asked to meet at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ikea store, 750 E. Boughton Road.

Volunteers should be prepared to search through brush, so dress appropriately (long pants, no sandals), use bug spray, and be sure to bring plenty of water and a snack.

The search location and details will be provided at the scene.

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/bolingbrooksun/news/1725736,4_1_JO20_PETERSON_S1-090820.article
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AG Madigan to weigh in on Peterson case
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will be weighing in on Drew Peterson's murder case. She has filed a request to intervene.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | 4:19 PM
<snipped>
At issue is a new Illinois statute that allows some "hearsay" evidence to be used in court. In Drew's case prosecutors would be able to use incriminating statements his third wife, Kathleen Savio, made before she was found dead, or his fourth wife Stacy Peterson, made before she disappeared.

Peterson's lawyers have asked a judge to declare the law unconstitutional.

The attorney general is responsible for defending the constitutionality of state laws.


Article:
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6971273

Angel Who Cares
08-22-2009, 12:14 AM
Search for Stacy Peterson: Family, friends fail to find evidence of woman missing since 2007 in search of Bolingbook area
August 22, 2009
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As many as 50 volunteers hunted for four hours without success for the 23-year-old's remains in a patch of wetland near the store, at 750 E. Boughton Rd., just west of Interstate Highway 355.

Police were not involved in the search, but Peterson's family had received information that Stacy was seen near the area before she disappeared in October of 2007.

Members of the public, who came forward after Peterson's sister, Cassandra Cales, appealed for assistance through the media, said they wanted to help with the search because police don't have the time or resources to check every lead quickly.

"We didn't find any remains or body parts," said Cales, who wore a T-shirt with her sister's photo during the search.

"The water was up to our waists in some places, so it was pretty difficult work, but there are still places left for us to come back and check."

High reeds and grasses and the swampy ground also made Friday's search difficult.

Several previous volunteer searches at sites across Bolingbrook also failed to turn up evidence.

Article:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-peterson-search-22aug22,0,4458982.story
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Volunteers Search For Remains Of Stacy Peterson
Friday, 21 August 2009 12:41PM
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There is renewed hope on Friday that friends and family of missing Bolingbrook mother Stacy Peterson will find closure after a new tip.

It has been two very long years for the family and investigators since the last time Stacy Peterson was found. In the time since then, her husband, Drew Peterson, has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004.

On Friday, volunteers are meeting in Bolingbrook, hoping they will uncover Stacy Peterson's remains in their search.

Stacy's sister, Cassandra Cales, said the family called volunteer searchers out for the effort because Drew Peterson was spotted in the area around the time of Stacy's disappearance.

"We had a tip come in – a while ago, actually – about this area, but it's just been so wet, and we weren't able to get in there and foot search it," Cales said, "so we were just waiting for the right time to get in there."

Drew Peterson is the prime suspect in Stacy's disappearance. He is now behind bars awaiting trial in Savio's death, and Cales says that makes it a little easier for them to continue their efforts.

"He's not out here making a mockery of us. He's quieted up," Cales said. "We know where he is, so nothing can be moved now."

Stacy Peterson's family says they have been marking all the places they have searched on a map, and they still have a lot of places to go.

Article:
http://www.wbbm780.com/Volunteers-Search-For-Remains-Of-Stacy-Peterson/5056101
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New search for Stacy Peterson
August 21, 2009
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Friends, family and complete strangers joined in a new search Friday for missing mother Stacy Peterson.

Searcher fanned out in a marshy area off Boughton Road in southwest suburban Bolingbrook.

Peterson's family said someone told them they saw her husband, Drew Peterson, in the area a few days after Peterson disappeared in 2007.

Drew Peterson is jailed on charges of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Stacy Peterson was his fourth wife.

VIDEO: Search For Stacy Continues 2:05
http://www.wgntv.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=42bacf2

VIDEO: Stacy Peterson's Family Set Seach For Today 1:27
http://www.wgntv.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=44113470-

VIDEO: Headlines Friday Morning 08/21/09~1:00
http://www.wgntv.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=eeca3d81-333e-405

VIDEO: 'Drew's Law' Hearing 0:26
http://www.wgntv.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=714a1bdd-4605-44d

VIDEO: Judge Decides To Empanel Jury In Drew Peterson Case 3:31
http://www.wgntv.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=b5fb64a0-26a3-4f63-bb34

VIDEO: Hearing Today on Moving Drew Peterson's Trial 1:07
http://www.wgntv.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=fca6b276-dc1c-4820-96

Article:
http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-stacy-peterson-family-sets-search-august21,0,880028.story

Angel Who Cares
08-25-2009, 05:23 PM
VIDEO~Attorney: Peterson's Personality 'Unique' 05/18/09
Drew Peterson's Attorney Says Former Cop Is Honest
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7612823

Angel Who Cares
08-25-2009, 10:21 PM
Search for Stacy Peterson Goes On
August 24, 2009 10:20 AM
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Cassandra Cales is not going to stop until she brings her sister’s body home, and on Friday she and more than 50 volunteers slogged through knee-deep mud and slush in suburban Illinois in the hopes of finding Stacy Peterson.

Police were not involved in the search behind an Ikea in Bolingbrook, Ill., just west of Highway 355, but the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the search was based on a tip that Cales received months ago that Drew Peterson was spotted walking in that area in the days following Stacy Peterson's disappearance.

The area had been too wet to search until now, and there are still areas where the searchers were unable to go.

“The water was up to our waists in some places, so it was pretty difficult work, but there are still places left for us to come back and check,” Cales told the Chicago Tribune.

Friday's search did not turn up Stacy Peterson's body or any new clues to her disappearance. But her family says they will not be deterred.

Article:
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/08/24/crimesider/entry5261991.shtml

Angel Who Cares
09-02-2009, 08:49 AM
Drew lawyer in trouble with state
September 2, 2009
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A member of Drew Peterson's legal team is in trouble with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission for allegedly holding out on his clients in a murder case after prosecutors offered them a plea deal.

The Aug. 20 complaint accuses attorney John Paul Carroll of violating the rules of professional conduct by failing to reveal the plea deal until after his two clients were convicted on all charges in a 2007 Kane County murder case.

Carroll claims he forgot to mention the prosecutor's offer to his clients but then remembered after his clients were convicted. A judge appointed a new attorney for the defendants and allowed them to take the original plea deal for 15 years.

Carroll represented Peterson, 55, in December 2007 when he was seeking the return of his guns and vehicles from state police. After Peterson's May arrest for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, Carroll was to join the defense team, but he has yet to file his appearance.

Article:
http://www.southtownstar.com/news/1747931,090209peterson.article
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Peterson attorney faces discipline
2007 murder trial focus of agency complaint
September 2, 2009
<snipped>
A member of Drew Peterson's legal team is in trouble with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee for allegedly holding out on his clients in a murder case after prosecutors offered them a plea deal.

The Aug. 20 complaint accuses attorney John Paul Carroll of violating the rules of professional conduct by failing to reveal the plea deal until after his two clients were convicted on all charges.

Carroll was representing brothers Jaime and Edgar Castro in a 2007 Kane County murder case. The Castros were charged with killing Julio Gurrola, who attempted to steal a pound of marijuana from them at gunpoint.

According to reports, Gurrola pulled a gun during a drug deal with the Castros. But Edgar Castro allegedly beat Gurrola to the punch, drawing his own pistol and firing.

During the ensuing shootout, Gurrola was killed and Edgar Castro was wounded.

A prosecutor offered to allow the Castros to plead to a single count each of armed violence in exchange for a 15-year prison sentence, according to the complaint, but Carroll failed to relay the deal. A jury later found them guilty on all counts.

Carroll claims he forgot to mention the prosecutor's offer to the Castros but then remembered after his clients were convicted. He says he was conflicted about what to do and realized he might be punished if he came clean about the plea.

"I know if I don't say anything, nobody knows," Carroll said. "I say to myself, 'Do I beef myself off?'"

2ND Headline:
New trial
Carroll did just this, he said, informing the Castros of the plea offer and admitting to the court he neglected to do so before the trial.
According to the complaint, he filed a motion for a new trial on the grounds he "had not informed (the Castros) of the state's plea offer and had 'merely rejected the offer out of hand.'"

Circuit Court Judge Timothy Sheldon appointed a new attorney for the Castros and allowed them to take the original plea deal for 15 years. If judge had not done so, Carroll said, Edgar Castro would have been sentenced to 45 years and Jaime Castro would have gotten 35 years.

"I said to myself, 'I'll be dead and they'll still be in prison,'" Carroll said of his decision to reveal the plea deal.

After Peterson's May arrest on murder charges in connection with the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, another of his attorneys, Joel Brodsky, said Carroll would be joining the defense team for this case as well. Carroll has yet to file his appearance.

Brodsky, who ran into trouble of his own with the ARDC in 2004 when his law license was suspended for three months for signing a dead man's name in order to cash a $23,000 check, failed to return calls for comment.

Carroll, a former Chicago police detective and Cook County assistant state's attorney, said he is cooperating with the ARDC but does not know what the organization plans to do with him.

"Maybe they'll drum me out of the corps," he said.

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1747935,4_1_JO02_PETERSON_S1-090902.article

Angel Who Cares
09-10-2009, 10:17 AM
Drew Peterson's 'Pucker Factor'
September 10, 2009
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Did you hear that? It was Drew Peterson's rear-end clamping shut. Guys call it the "pucker factor." It happens when you get really nervous, and former Bolingbrook, Illinois Police Sergeant Drew Peterson has a lot to be nervous about.

He's in jail with a $20 million bond, awaiting trial for the murder of his third ex-wife, Kathleen Savio, whose body was found in 2004 in the bathtub of the home the couple once shared, and he is suspected by just about everyone of killing his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, who disappeared without a trace on Oct. 28, 2007.

The reason for Peterson's sudden puckering has got to be a recent jury decision in faraway Georgia.

On Sept. 3, a jury in LaFayette, Georgia found former local Police Sergeant Sam Parker guilty of murdering his wife, Theresa Parker.

Theresa Parker, a 911 dispatcher, was last seen leaving her sister's house on March 21, 2007. At the time of her disappearance, she was separated from her husband and moving out of their home.

As in the Peterson case, Sam Parker--a 25-year police veteran--initially cooperated with investigators and claimed his wife had run off, probably with another man. Also like Drew Peterson, Sam Parker had a history of domestic abuse.

Although Theresa Parker's body was not found, a grand jury, and later a petite jury, was convinced that Sam Parker murdered his wife.

Parker was sentenced to life in prison.

So what does that mean for Drew Peterson? Maybe nothing. Maybe an awful lot.

Prosecutors in Illinois potentially get two whacks at him.

Prosecutors could go after Drew Peterson again for the disappearance and presumed death of Stacy Peterson. Depending on what happens at his upcoming trial, Peterson may find himself in the dock facing a second murder charge.

Article:
http://incoldblogger.blogspot.com/2009/09/drew-petersons-pucker-factor.html

Angel Who Cares
09-13-2009, 02:27 PM
Drew Peterson's Motion To Silence "Cry From The Grave" Law Now Online
Documents filed now available for viewing online.
September 11, 2009
<snipped>
The final papers and briefs have now been filed in Drew Peterson's motion to have the new Illinois hearsay law, commonly known as Drew's Law, declared unconstitutional.

Drew Peterson's lawyers - Joel Brodsky, Andrew Aboodand Reem Odeh- sent their Reply Brief to the State's Attorney and the Attorney General today. Judge Stephen White is set to hear arguments on this motion on October 2, 2009.

Anyone wishing to read the full set of briefs from Mr. Peterson's Motion, the Responses of the State's Attorney and the Attorney General, as well as the final Reply of Drew Peterson, may view these online at either www.brodskyodeh.com or www.aboodlaw.com.

*NOTE: Below Are All Documents In The Case Against Drew Peterson!
Weapons Charge Appeal
State's Weapon Charge Appellate Brief
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/State-Brief-Combined.pdf

Drew Peterson's Weapons Charge Appellate Brief
http://lnhostedservices.com/PDF/BrodskyOdeh/Defendant-Appellee_Cross-Appellant_Brief_and_Argument_on_Appeal.pdf

Drew Peterson's Rule 361(e) Correction Letter
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/Clerk-T-081209_00003.pdf

Drew Peterson's Motion For Change Of Venue
Drew Peterson's Motion For Change Of Venue
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/Motion-Change-Venue.pdf

Motion To Have Hearsay Law Declared Unconstitutional
Drew Peterson's Motion To Have Hearsay Law Declared Unconstitutional
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/Motion-to-Exclude-Hearsay-Evidence-of-Savio.pdf

Attorney General's Response To Defendant's Motion To Have Hearsay Law Declared Unconstitutional
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/AGsSignedNotarizedFilingofObjections.pdf

Will County States Attorney's Response To Defedant's Motion To Have Hearsay Law Declared Unconstitutional
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/StatesAttorneysSeparateResponsetoMotionopt.pdf

Drew Peterson's Combined Reply To The Responses Of The Attorney General And The Will County States Attorney
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/ReplyToStatesAttorneysResponsev4%20_1_%20Final%20. pdf

Article:
http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=1643&z=4
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Peterson's attorneys challenge hearsay law
9:37 p.m. CDT, September 11, 2009
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Attorneys for former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson say they have filed final papers and briefs in their motion to have the new Illinois hearsay law declared unconstitutional.

The law was expected to play a role in Peterson's upcoming trial for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Defense attorneys Joel Brodsky and Andrew Aboodand Reem Odeh submitted the briefs Friday.

Article:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-drewpeterson-moti,0,2340024.story

Angel Who Cares
09-18-2009, 04:24 AM
Peterson adding to his defense team
September 18, 2009
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To help get a handle on about 40,000 pages of discovery documents in the Drew Peterson murder trial, the former Bolingbrook police sergeant's attorneys have brought on a team of recent law-school graduates and third-year law students.

A court order allowing daily face-to-face visits with Peterson's legal team was recently expanded to include Michael Raff, Anthony Nehme and Kendall Hartsfield. Joel Brodsky, one of Peterson's attorneys, said third-year student Melissa Anderson also is assisting.

"It's the crème de la crème," said Brodsky, declining to say whether they are getting paid.

Will County judge is expected to rule Oct. 2 on whether the trial should be held in Joliet and hear arguments on the constitutionality of a new state hearsay law.

Article:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-peterson-legal-help-18sep18,0,586556.story

Angel Who Cares
09-29-2009, 07:19 PM
Blago's and Peterson's PR Man in the Spotlight
Glenn Selig manages crises, one headline at a time
Updated 1:14 PM CDT, Tue, Sep 29, 2009
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Kicked out of public office? Suspected of killing your wife? Call Glenn Selig.

A Florida-based publicist, Selig's a big name in Chicago these days -- he's the PR man helping former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson make their cases.

And just like Blago and Peterson, Selig seems to relish the spotlight.

"I got into crisis management because I always want to be part of the big news story,” said Selig to Chicago Magazine.

Selig was contacted by Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky, at the end of 2007, and the publicist was able to get the ex-cop on Larry King Live.

Peterson will be back in the news on Oct. 2, when a Will County judge will rule on whether his trial should be held in Joliet.

Article:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/Blagojevich-Peterson-Publicist-Glenn-Selig.html

Angel Who Cares
10-01-2009, 06:56 PM
Could Drew Peterson Go Free?
Posted: Thursday, 01 October 2009 3:08PM
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The attorney for Drew Peterson says Peterson could be a free man again as soon as next week - depending on what happens in court tomorrow.

The judge is expected to rule on a defense motion for a change of venue, and the judge is expected to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the so-called "Drew's Law," hearsay testimony that would allow statements by the missing fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, into evidence.

Peterson's lawyer Joel Brodsky says odds that the judge will rule in Peterson's favor - and not allow the hearsay testimony - are better than even.

"And if they do appeal, under Illinois State Supreme Court rules, Drew Peterson will get out of jail. And that could happen - if everything goes in our favor - it could happen as early as next week."

Article:
http://www.wbbm780.com/Could-Drew-Peterson-Go-Free-/5344656

Angel Who Cares
10-01-2009, 06:56 PM
Hearsay evidence at stake in Peterson case
Judge's ruling on hearsay evidence possible
October 1, 2009
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The constitutionality of law seen as crucial in the Drew Peterson case is expected to be argued Friday when Peterson returns to court.

Layers for Peterson have asked Will County Judge Stephen White to declare unconstitutional a new state law called Drew's Law.

Glasgow and an assistant attorney general from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office are expected to argue the state's side. Madigan's office filed a motion to intervene in August.

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/peterson/1801662,Peterson-Drew-court-hearsay-JO100109.article

Angel Who Cares
10-02-2009, 03:18 PM
No Change Of Venue For Drew Peterson Trial
Peterson's Attorneys Also Challenge Law Permitting Hearsay Evidence
Oct 2, 2009 1:36 pm US/Central
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Judge Stephen White said Friday that Peterson can get a fair trial in Will County on charges he killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky, had argued that publicity over Peterson's missing fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, as well as Savio's mysterious death, had tainted the local jury pool.

Meantime, his lawyers have also asked White to declare unconstitutional a new law – called Drew's Law – that would allow certain types of hearsay to be used in court.

White said he'd rule on that motion later Friday.

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.case.2.1222862.html

Angel Who Cares
10-02-2009, 03:32 PM
Peterson case to remain in Will County
Published: 10/2/2009 1:05 PM
Updated: 10/2/2009 1:46 PM
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A trial date has not been set, but White basically pre-empted the defense request Aug. 13 when he admonished about 240 potential jurors to avoid all Peterson media coverage.

White said he still could move the trial later after the potential jurors are individually questioned if a majority of them say they cannot be impartial.

"That's something that can always be brought up at any time," White said.

Drew Peterson's attorney Joel Brodsky makes his way into the courthouse for today's hearing. Peterson was seeking to move his trial to a more favorable location as well as testing a new law allowing hearsay evidence about what homicide victims said before their deaths to be used in court.
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/_peterson640-10-02-09.jpg

Article:
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=326036

Angel Who Cares
10-02-2009, 04:20 PM
Judge upholds 'Drew's Law' in Peterson case
October 2, 2009
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A Will County judge Friday upheld a hearsay law seen as critical in the Drew Peterson case.

Judge Stephen White said the so-called Drew's Law is constitutional and can be applied retroactively.

Earlier Friday, White denied a request by Peterson's defense attorneys that the trail be moved out of Will County. Lawyers claimed the former Bolingbrook police sergeant could not get a fair trial here.

Defense attorney's and prosecutors Friday argued the constitutionality of Drew's Law, which allows some types of hearsay as evidence.

In August, Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office sought to intervene in the case because the challenge of the law raised constitutional issues.

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/foxvalleysun/news/1803313,Drew-Peterson-hearsay-upheld-JO100209.article

Angel Who Cares
10-05-2009, 04:03 PM
Drew Peterson's Stepdaughter Writing New Book About Years of Alleged Abuse
In a 'GMA' Exclusive, Lisa Ward Said 'Anything Is Possible With Him'
Oct. 5, 2009
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The stepdaughter of Drew Peterson said the years of alleged abuse at the hands of a man now accused of killing his third wife had made her realize that "anything is possible with him."

Lisa Ward, the daughter of Peterson's second wife, Vicky Connolly, alleged that the 10 years she spent under Peterson's roof were filled with physical, mental and emotional abuse that ended only when Connolly confronted him about his cheating.

"I always thought he was a jerk," Ward told, "Good Morning America" in an exclusive interview today.

Ward described Peterson, who married her mother when Ward was 8, as "very strict" and controlling. Although she did not learn about the threat until after Peterson was arrested, Ward said her mother had said that he'd threatened to kill her.

Ward is now co-writing a book detailing the years of alleged abuse and bullying.

Co-author Michelle Lefort said Peterson's abuse of Ward's mother had started almost immediately.

"Within a month of being married, at that point he put a gun to her head after she informed him she would not love him more than she loved Lisa," she said.

Peterson, a former cop, was also so jealous of Ward's relationship with her biological father that he would try to thwart their visits, Ward said.

"Drew did not want me to have anything do to with my father," she said. "He wanted to be my father. He would pull my father over when he was coming into town and delay his visitation with me."

Peterson, who has gained about 20 pounds since entering prison, was in court Friday when a judge ruled that the statements Savio wrote before her death would be admissible in court.

VIDEO: Drew Peterson's Stepdaughter Speaks
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=8752654

Article:
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/drew-petersons-stepdaughter-lisa-ward-reveals-home-personality/story?id=8733359

Angel Who Cares
10-13-2009, 04:18 PM
Author of Drew Peterson Book Michelle LeFort Issued Cease and Desist Warning
October 07, 2009
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In the Cease and Desist letter dated Oct. 5, 2009, Peterson's attorney writes: "As I assume that Ms. Ward and Ms. Connolly are not aware, Ms. Michelle LeFort had entered into a written contract to collaborate and co-write a book about the life story of Drew Peterson from Mr. Peterson’s perspective in February of 2008. Ms. LeFort breached her agreement and then withdrew from this collaboration agreement in March of 2008. In withdrawing from the collaboration agreement, Ms. LeFort agreed that any work she did concerning the life story of Drew Peterson belonged to her collaborating author, who still owns those rights.

Article:
http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=1712&z=4

Angel Who Cares
10-14-2009, 08:37 PM
Peterson civil case can proceed
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 | 4:09 PM
<snipped>
"The judge didn't stay the case, didn't freeze the case. But he also said that Drew or indicated that Drew can take his Fifth Amendment privilege in answer to any question or any pleading," said Joel Brodsky, Peterson's attorney.

Article:
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=7064866

Angel Who Cares
10-15-2009, 10:42 PM
Peterson won't contest judge's insurance ruling
October 15, 2009 6:20 PM
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Former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson won't contest efforts by his homeowner's insurance company to remove itself from a wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, his attorney said today.

A Will County judge recently entered a default judgement in favor of Country Mutual Insurance Co., which underwrote Peterson's $500,000 home insurance policy, after Peterson failed to respond to its June 19 lawsuit. The company argued Peterson's insurance policy did not include coverage of intentionally-inflicted injuries and so it should not be liable for his legal bills or damages.

"Why waste the time and money (to appear) when the insurance company is right?" Brodsky said.

John Q. Kelly, the Savio's attorney, said they filed their lawsuit strictly on the facts in the case.

"If their client wants to come out and say he negligently killed (Savio) we're more than happy to put that in the complaint," he said. "We don't monkey around with facts on homicides."

"If he's convicted, fine, and if he's acquitted we'll get right into the deposition process," he said.

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/10/peterson-wont-contest-judges-insurance-ruling.html

Angel Who Cares
10-19-2009, 03:23 PM
Drew Peterson Legal Team Files Final Brief to Illinois Appellate Court in State's Appeal of Gun Charge Dismissal
Illinois Appeals Court can decide at any time.
October 19, 2009
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In November of 2008 a Will County, Ill. judge dismissed gun charges filed against Peterson.

After the dismissal, the Will County State’s Attorney appealed to the Illinois Appellate Court.

With the final brief from Peterson's legal team, the matter is now pending with the Illinois Appellate Court.

Peterson Appeal Summary
On November 20, 2008, the Will County Circuit Court dismissed an indictment against Drew Peterson for possession of a firearm with a barrel length of less than 16 inches. The State’s Attorney appealed, and the Abood Law Firm and the law firm of Brodsky and Odeh responded in the attached brief, which the Abood Law Firm filed in the Appellate Court for the Third District yesterday. In the underlying case, the State refused to comply with the Circuit Court’s discovery orders, and our firms fought the State’s conduct. Oral arguments are pending in the Appellate Court, with reply briefs from both parties due in the upcoming months. Check our website regularly for updates.
Link:
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/

MOTION: State's Weapon Charge Appellate Brief
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/State-Brief-Combined.pdf

Weapons Charge Appeal
August 13, 2009
The felony weapons charge brought against Mr. Drew Peterson was dismissed, and the State appealed.
PDF: State's Appellate Brief
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/State-Brief-Combined.pdf

PDF: Defendant's Brief
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/Defendant-Appellee_Cross-Appellant-Brief-and-Argument-on-Appeal.pdf

PDF: Defendant's Rule 361(e) correction letter
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/Clerk-T-081209_00003.pdf

Reply Brief and Argument for Plantiff
October 14, 2009
PDF: Reply Brief and Argument for Plantiff
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/ReplyBriefArgumentforPlaintiffBriefArg_00001.pdf

Reply Brief and Argument on Appeal
October 15, 2009
PDF: Reply Brief and Argument for Defendant Drew Peterson
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/ReplyBriefandArgumentonAppeal_00001.PDF

Drew Peterson's Change of Venue Motion
August 10, 2009
On July 30, 2009 Drew Peterson's legal defense team filed a Motion For Change Of Venue.
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/Motion-Change-Venue.pdf

Motion to have Hearsay Law Declared Unconstitutional
August 10, 2009
Drew Peterson’s defense team files motion to have hearsay declared unconstitutional as violating the ex post facto provision of the United States Constitution.

PDF: Motion to Exclude Hearsay
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/Motion-to-Exclude-Hearsay-Evidence-of-Savio.pdf

State Response Briefs
September 6, 2009
PDF: Attorney General’s Response To Drew Peterson’s Motion To Have Hearsay Law Declared Unconstitutional
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/AGsSignedNotarizedFilingofObjections.pdf

PDF: Will County State’s Attorney’s Response To Drew Peterson’s Motion To Have Hearsay Law Declared Unconstitutional
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/StatesAttorneysSeparateResponsetoMotionopt.pdf

Defendant's Reply
September 11, 2009
PDF: Defendant's Reply to the People's Response
http://www.drewpetersondocuments.com/pdfs/ReplyToStatesAttorneysResponsev4%20_1_%20Final%20. pdf

Article:
http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=1747&z=4

Angel Who Cares
10-22-2009, 08:04 PM
Prosecutors gather evidence to rebut Peterson defense
October 22, 2009 4:43 PM
<snipped>
The state has subpoenaed autopsy and other reports and records from 14 counties, including Will, Cook and other collar counties on their "bathtub-related fatalities" from 2003 to 2005. A spokesman for the state's attorney's office declined comment.

The subpoenas, dated Oct. 15, read "filed under seal" but are included in public documents on the case.

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/10/prosecutors-gather-evidence-to-rebut-peterson-defense.html

Angel Who Cares
10-29-2009, 11:10 AM
Two years, no answers
October 28, 2009
<snipped>
A year ago, Drew Peterson went to New York City to appear on the "Today" show and plead with his missing wife to "Show yourself. Put an end to this nightmare."

Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky, recently subpoenaed any insurance claims made by Savio from the companies AssureCare of Illinois and AFLAC for medical treatment or pharmaceutical prescriptions from Jan. 1, 1997, to March 31, 2004, and for records and copies of prescriptions written by a Bolingbrook Walgreens from Jan. 1, 2001, to March 31, 2004.

Savio's nephew, Charlie Doman, believes Brodsky's subpoenas are rooted in desperation.
"He's going to try everything he can, especially with everything that happened in (their last) court appearance," Doman said.

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1850111,4_1_JO28_PETERSON_S1-091028.article

Angel Who Cares
10-29-2009, 11:11 AM
Drew Peterson suing JP Morgan Chase
October 27, 2009
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Drew Peterson, accused of killing his third wife, sued JP Morgan Chase in federal court late Monday, accusing the bank of illegally cutting off a sizable home equity credit line.

The suit claims in May 2005, Peterson received a home equity credit line from Chase for $220,000. The credit line — which the former Bolingbrook cop now wants to use to post part of his bond, pay his attorneys and hire expert witnesses — was suspended by the bank in May 2009.

The bank cited “imprisonment” as the cause of the suspension, the suit said.

“If he doesn’t get the money and his assets are frozen he’ll have to petition the court to allow him to use tax money to be able to hire all these expensive expert witnesses,” said Walter Maksym, who is representing Peterson in the suit. “Taxpayers are already paying for the prosecution. He’s up against he might of the state and now his major asset is not accessible to him.”

Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1848923,drew-peterson-lawsuit-chase-102709.article

Angel Who Cares
10-29-2009, 11:14 AM
Thieves Steal Tree, Plaque Honoring Stacy Peterson
Thursday Marks 2 Years Since She Was Reported Missing
Oct 29, 2009 7:45 am US/Central
<snipped>
A tree and plaque commemorating Stacy Peterson were stolen from in front of the Bolingbrook Aquatic Center overnight, two years to the day after Peterson was first reported missing.

Members of the Westbrook Christian Church in Bolingbrook erected the plaque and tree outside of the Aquatic Center, at 200 Lindsey Lane in Bolingbrook. Peterson's family members told CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli they were both stolen overnight.

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/stacy.peterson.plaque.2.1278268.html

Angel Who Cares
11-08-2009, 02:11 PM
*Much more info in article!

Back to wall: Is Drew's nephew persecuted?
Man fears jail time over testimony in Peterson murder trial
November 6, 2009
<snipped>
nephew of Drew Peterson's slain third wife says prosecutors will call him to the witness stand during the disgraced former cop's trial, and he believes the testimony is going to cost him a year of his life.

"This is definitely political," Charlie Doman said of prosecutors supposedly planning to lock him up for the maximum year sentence if he is convicted of misdemeanor battery and obstructing justice in order to keep his testimony above reproach.

Doman, 34, was arrested in July for allegedly attacking his sister's boyfriend and refusing to allow police to shoot his mugshot.

Article:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/bolingbrooksun/news/1868181,4_1_JO06_CHARLIE_S1-091106.article

Angel Who Cares
11-08-2009, 02:16 PM
Is Drew Peterson's Nephew Being Persecuted?
Charlie Doman Says Possible Prison Sentence For Criminal Charges Is 'Political'
Nov 6, 2009 8:20 am US/Central
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Doman was initially arrested on a charge of domestic battery for allegedly pushing his own girlfriend, Kristin Locasto, while trying to get at Perez. The charge was later changed to battery for allegedly attacking Perez.

After his arrest, Doman was taken to the Romeoville police station for processing. Things there did not go well.

"I swear to God, they were taking pictures (of me) with cell phones," Doman said. "I wouldn't let them book me. I told them, 'Just take me to jail.'"
This recalcitrance bought Doman the obstructing charge.
Deputy Police Chief Mark Turvey was dubious of Doman's cell phone photo claim.

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/peterson.family.nephew.2.1296034.html

Angel Who Cares
11-08-2009, 02:20 PM
An interview with true crime writer Ann Rule
November 6, 2009 4:20 AM
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Ann Rule has become the gold standard of true crime writing for a generation that would say, "Truman Capote who?" It's understandable, considering he merely wrote In Cold Blood, while Rule has gotten inside the heads of killers in 31 books.

She averages one hardcover and one paperback collection a year, and gets at least 5,000 suggestions each year about possible subjects.

But Rule prefers to write about less publicized cases. Don't expect a book about Laci and Scott Peterson. Or the BTK killer. And definitely not Drew Peterson.

"He had his publicist call me and ask me to write a book about his innocence," says Rule. "I thought, no, I don't think so. How could I possibly write a book about his innocence? I think he's guilty."

Article:
http://blogs.suntimes.com/tv/2009/11/an_interview_with_true_crime_w.html

Angel Who Cares
11-11-2009, 05:24 PM
Drew Peterson Wants to Sell His House to Fox News
He’s not gunning for a typical buyer
Updated 8:33 AM CST, Wed, Nov 11, 2009
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Stymied by the market and hobbled by a home equity loan that was pulled by JP Morgan Chase, the alleged killer wants to auction his home to make money for his trial.

But he’s not gunning for a typical buyer. Drew’s lawyer, Walter Maksym, wants to sell the home to a news organization as a base camp for covering the trial. :bang:

Article:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/Drew-Peterson-Wants-to-Sell-His-House-to-Fox-News-69749682.html

Angel Who Cares
11-11-2009, 05:27 PM
Peterson's house going to auction block?
November 11, 2009
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"It would be a perfect place for someone like Geraldo Rivera. Don't you think?" Maksym told Sneed.

Peterson, who is in jail charged with the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, was hoping to use the credit line to post part of his bond, pay his attorneys and hire expert witnesses. The credit line was authorized in 2005 and suspended by the bank in May.

Article:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/1876990,CST-NWS-SNEED11.article

Angel Who Cares
11-18-2009, 04:34 PM
Have Casey & Drew developed a certain amount of star power?
November 18, 12:14 PM
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Only in America can you become a celebrity when accused of murdering your innocent child or of killing couple of your wives!

These two cases bring a serious question about what happens in America when someone gets a huge amount of exposure from the media due to their alleged actions. There is some point in this process while they may still be a suspect, where they became a celebrity of sorts.

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-14615-Spokane-Homicide-Examiner~y2009m11d18-Have-Casey--Drew-developed-a-certain-amount-of-star-power

Angel Who Cares
11-18-2009, 04:39 PM
Peterson Lawyer: Prosecutors Withholding Evidence
Defense Lawyer Joel Brodsky Says In A Filing That He Requested Information About Police Interviews
Nov 16, 2009 3:37 pm US/Central
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CBS 2 has learned that Peterson's attorneys are asking the judge to throw out the case.

It's the latest salvo fired by Drew Peterson's defense team, a three-page motion asks the judge to sanction the prosecution because of what the defense calls the state's failure to produce police interview and field notes.

"You have to comply with the discovery rules," CBS 2 legal analyst Irv Miller said. "You have to turn over police reports, you have to turn over notes, and there's pretty stiff sanctions if you don't."

Sources tell CBS 2 that prosecutors say the defense team has also failed to produce all of its discovery documents.

Video: Peterson Lawyer: Prosecutors Withholding Evidence
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=64801@wbbm.dayport.com

Article:
http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/Peterson.Joel.Brodsky.2.1316020.html

Angel Who Cares
11-18-2009, 04:45 PM
Prosecutors admit error, turn over notes to Peterson lawyers
November 17, 2009 12:14 PM
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Acknowledging an "oversight" was made, prosecutors in the Drew Peterson murder case are handing over to defense attorneys handwritten field notes made by police during their investigation.

In January, a judge will determine whether comments typically considered hearsay can be used at a trial for Peterson, who is accused of slaying his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

The handwritten notes are being scanned and will be turned over to defense attorneys by Wednesday, said Charles Pelkie, a Will county state's attorney's spokesman.

Article:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/11/prosecutors-admit-error-turn-over-notes-to-peterson-lawyers.html

Angel Who Cares
11-18-2009, 04:46 PM
Drew Peterson to get police records for trial
November 18, 2009
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Monday, Peterson's lawyer demanded the handwritten notes of police field investigators. The Will County State's Attorney's office says, he'll get them today; and it says, not turning them over, was just an oversight.

Until now, defense attorneys have been given only finalized typewritten reports. The defense hopes to find something in the field notes that may exonerate Peterson, or at least give the defense a reason to ask for a mistrial.

Video: Drew Peterson to get police records for trial 0:23
http://www.wgntv.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=8584de8c-fd51-4807-a8ce-ef3fd5fa8226&src=front

Article:
http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-peterson-to-get-police-records-nov18,0,6409094.story

Angel Who Cares
11-22-2009, 09:59 PM
Murder Behind the Badge: Former detective reveals tales of homicidal cops
November 22, 8:12 AM
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Some killed for love, others for money, and still others because of seemingly trivial personality conflicts. Surprisingly to some, males are not alone: female officers have been involved in abuse-of-power cases including murder.

In her shocking true-crime narrative that reads like a thriller former police officer, former detective, and mystery writer Stacy Dittrich tells eighteen stories about cops who kill in Murder Behind the Badge .

Dittrich's book also includes the story of Illinois Police Sergeant currently under indictment for murder, Drew Peterson.

Detective Stacy Dittrich (Mansfield, OH PD-ret.) is an award-winning veteran law enforcement officer specializing in sex crimes, author, and media consultant .

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-2684-Law-Enforcement-Examiner~y2009m11d22-Murder-Behind-the-Badge-Former-detective-reveals-tales-of-homicidal-cops

Angel Who Cares
11-22-2009, 10:03 PM
Have Casey & Drew developed a certain amount of star power?
November 18, 12:14 PM
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Only in America can you become a celebrity when accused of murdering your innocent child or of killing couple of your wives!

These two cases bring a serious question about what happens in America when someone gets a huge amount of exposure from the media due to their alleged actions. There is some point in this process while they may still be a suspect, where they became a celebrity of sorts.

You can’t get much farther out on the edge than Casey Anthony, or Drew Peterson. Both are accused of murdering someone they were supposed to have loved and protected. But when they come under suspicion they act more like they have just be nominated for some great honor. But hey, why not, there are people around them that treat them that way and feed their over inflated ego.

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-14615-Spokane-Homicide-Examiner~y2009m11d18-Have-Casey--Drew-developed-a-certain-amount-of-star-power