Monday, July 30, 2012

Peterson About to Win in Court

Not just criminally, but on the civil front once all is said and done:
  • They have no eyewitnesses, no confession and no DNA to show ex-Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson killed Kathleen Savio — only disputed secondhand statements and conflicting autopsy reports.

    That limited, sometimes contradictory, circumstantial evidence means Will County prosecutors are going to have a hard time convincing jurors the now 58-year-old Peterson murdered his third wife, legal experts say.

    “I think it’s really going to be tough for the state,” said attorney Paul DeLuca, a former prosecutor in Cook and DuPage counties now in private practice.

Will County taxpayers are most likely going to get soaked should Peterson be cleared. Every day this psycho has been in jail (and yes, we believe he killed both wives), is going to be viewed as a day served to settle a political vendetta. They've even passed a "hearsay law" that flies in the face of hundreds of years of precedent in order to present what has to be the weakest murder case in Illinois history.

Still, they might luck out. We just doubt it at this point.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if they luck out, I have a hard time seeing this hearsay law stand up to in an appellate court.

7/30/2012 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although the juries from Will County HAVE TO BE more intelligent than the mutts we provide here in Cook County, the judges are probably not as crooked as our bought and paid for group owned by the Cook County Democratic Organization.

In Chicago, he'd be dead meat.

7/30/2012 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna say that if Peterson gets off, the Will County State's Attorney Glasgow has to be on his way out. He already screwed up that Ryan Fox case a few years ago.

Do I think Drew did it? He'll yeah. Twice.
Do I think Drew will be aquitted? Yep.

Wouldn't it be a total jaw-dropper if Stacey showed up to testify though? Some straight-up, 1980's who shot J. R. action.

7/30/2012 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stacy Peterson knew he killed her and Drew had to make sure she didnt tell a soul.

7/30/2012 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the old saying, better to free a thousand guilty rather than to convict an innocent man.

Yes, most assume Peterson is guilty, but there is no evidence. We as a society must accept that the guilty must sometimes go free. There is no where enough evidence to convict him of a crime. If he is convicted, we all to need to fear our freedom.

7/30/2012 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I think he did kill his wives, the evidence just isn't there. If evidence is uncovered at a future date, his attorneys will argue double jeopardy.

Given all the investigative tools available and resources expended, he did one hell of a job covering his tracks.

7/30/2012 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another screw the pooch moment.... You can't make a law retroactive.... The prosecutors themselves have names this the Drew Peterson law, thereby making this a selective target Law. Peterson is going to get filthy rich from this lawsuit.

7/30/2012 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not even a close thing. There just is no evidence worthy of a conviction here.

Most such criminals get caught because they can't stop talking about how clever they were, or get very sloppy. The ones that don't talk about it almost always get away with it.

7/30/2012 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was glascow the sa when fox was charged? I thought it was the previous one. Don't forget about arresting the cop as "the honeybee killer" only to be completely wrong.

7/30/2012 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is not one doubt in my mind that he is as guilty as O.J. and will be found not guilty like O.J. That being said, how exactly has he been held all this time, while demanding trial several times already? We all think Alvarez's office screws up but Glasgow makes her look like a premier lawyer. He definitely will be getting some big bucks when this is all over.

7/30/2012 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are women going to loot and burn their neighborhoods down when Drew walks? probably not, but i'm expecting the cold shoulder

7/30/2012 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ASA's office wants video and statements to approve felony charges for retail theft. They have less than that for murder charges on Drew. unbelievable.....

7/30/2012 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

MOST Police Officers who know their shit and who understand this science of criminal investigation frontwards and backwards, would probably have the technical expertise to commit a murder like the one that Drew Peterson is accused of committing and covering up the evidence.

MOST Police Officers are NOT, however, sociopathic, ego-maniacal killers.

There are probably plenty of people out here with vindictive ex-wives who would love to do the same thing, but, again, are NOT, sociopathic, ego-maniacal killers.

Somewhere in this comment I see a talking point for bargaining on the next contract. McMumblesEverythingBackwards could probably bargain that point for us!

7/30/2012 07:54:00 AM  
Blogger Cops Colon said...

After Will County States Attorney Glasgow puts on the case, the defense will motion for and get a direct not guilty from the judge. The jury doesn't get a chance to deliberate.

7/30/2012 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

The arrogant bastard is going to go free and burn the taxpayer for millions.

On another topic, does anyone know the status of the Brian Dorian case? The judge dropped Glascow as a defendant, but Dorians attorney said he was going to file another suit against Glascow. A google search hasn't turned up anything new.

I hope Dorian wins big, Peterson, not so much.

7/30/2012 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Glasgow is a media hound. DemoRAT who never misses a chance to get his mug on a tv screen.

Please Will County voters, vote for Dave Carlson in November.

Will County taxpayers already got soaked for the Riley Fox debacle. This will be even worse.

7/30/2012 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glasgow has no credibility! He had no business pushing the Ryan Fox case, and the settlement in the millions will be paid by the taxpayers. Now he is doing it again with Peterson, and the irony rests in the fact that Will County, via it's Medical Examiner ruled the death accidental. Bringing in a Hollywood Medical Examiner, who has in the past been impeached, and basing a prosecution on this individual is absurd. Glasgo will have cost the taxpayers of Will County far more than he was ever worth.

7/30/2012 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was no reason to accelerate this case with the arrest three years ago with little or no evidence. He was not a flight risk, he has young children. He was not a threat to society as a whole, only women who entered a relationship with him. Anyone who would enter a relationship with this egomaniac psycho even before the disappearance of Stacy would be a danger to themselves in any circumstance. Will County should have pumped the brakes on this one and concentrated on the disappearance of Stacy and then nailed him down ther road.

7/30/2012 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous 38 and Gone said...

I think he will say that Stacey killed Savio and then split to avoid prosecution. It's a logical arguement since Stacey was pregnant at the time of the disputed divorce and wanted to be married before the birth of their child. I'm not saying Stacey did it but it is a good defense story line and that's all they need.

Once Glascow looses the Savio case, Will County would be hard pressed to indict let alone convict Drew even if they had the crime on video.

7/30/2012 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Usually it's ALWAYS the forensics that catch a guy or trip them up. But in Drew Peterson's case there are none!!! If there was ever a course on how to cover your tracks after a murder, this guy EXCELLED!!! He's just too confident for me. The smirk on his face. Its as if he's saying "I got this thing dicked fellas".

7/30/2012 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he is convicted, we all to need to fear our freedom.

If he is, I GUARANTEE it will be solely because he is/was a cop, our pathetic society will stop at NOTHING to fuck over the police or make an example of us by putting it in our ass no matter what lack of evidence there is...and yes I think he did it. like I stated, its so fashionable and politically correct to hang the police out to dry at ALL costs!!!

7/30/2012 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A law passed to help convict one single person . . . . and that law was passed long after the alleged crime occurred . . . . and the law can be used retroactively . . . .

that should hold up in court . . .

think of the precedent that would set

7/30/2012 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna say that if Peterson gets off, the Will County State's Attorney Glasgow has to be on his way out. He already screwed up that Ryan Fox case a few years ago.

7/30/2012 12:47:00 AM

Where do you start with such genius? It's Riley Fox; not Ryan Fox or Ryan Harris. The father is Kevin Fox. He's the one that went to jail initially. Jeff Tomczak was the Will County State's Attorney at the time (and paid out to Fox from his own pocket). As big a tool as Glasgow is, he was not a prosecutor at the time. I bet you've got an opinion on everything.

7/30/2012 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a 'sure-fire' back-up, in case he loses this round, Will County State's Attorney Glasgow has a 'civil suit' in the wings stating that Burge tortured them both to death.

7/30/2012 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peterson for Sup ?? Might be just the guy we need

7/30/2012 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna say that if Peterson gets off, the Will County State's Attorney Glasgow has to be on his way out. He already screwed up that Ryan Fox case a few years ago.

Do I think Drew did it? He'll yeah. Twice.
Do I think Drew will be aquitted? Yep.

Wouldn't it be a total jaw-dropper if Stacey showed up to testify though? Some straight-up, 1980's who shot J. R. action.

7/30/2012 12:47:00 AM

That wasn't Glasgow on the Riley Fox case, that was that douche bag Jeff Tomczak who was running for re-election at the time. He rushed the arrest for political gains. Between that botched investigation and his daddy being convicted in the hired truck scandal, he is a joke now.....But he is still a low life defense attorney, so he is still bleeding the system. And that would be hilarious if Stacey showed up just like she "left" Drew, with her bikini and passport........

7/30/2012 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least they put him on trial there. In Cook County there are hundreds of cases every year with 50 times more evidence that never even get charged.

7/30/2012 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Drew walks out a free man (he should, no legit evidence) I hope he sues the shit out of all those who are liable.

He's been in the Gulag way too long, guilt must be proved ! Will County is the new Kremlin !!!!

7/30/2012 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, maybe one of you can answer a question for me. Why was Drew allowed to meet the jury? I've never heard of that happening before. Thanks in advance

Please stay safe out there, and watch over each other.

7/30/2012 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do I think he did's a good chance. Should he sue them to oblivion for locking him up and still playing where's Waldo for pc..yes indeed. We need legit reasons to take people into custody and prosecute them and they seem to be ignoring that. Hey if he's that great a killer, oh well you lost but keeping him locked up, then trying to get his son fired...all this crap and still no evidence. Let's not forget the falsely accused copper who was slated as the honeybee killer. Will County's on a roll.

7/30/2012 09:10:00 PM  
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7/30/2012 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

As shown below, Scott Peterson was convicted on circumstantial evidence:

Via Wikipedia:
Members of the jury stated in later press appearances that they felt that Peterson's demeanor – specifically, his lack of emotion and the phone calls to Amber Frey in the days following Laci's disappearance – indicated he was guilty. They based their verdict on "hundreds of small 'puzzle pieces' of circumstantial evidence that came out during the trial, from the location of Laci Peterson's body to the myriad lies her husband told after her disappearance." They also decided on the death penalty because they felt Peterson betrayed his responsibility to protect his wife and son.

If it happened to Scott, then why not Drew too?

7/30/2012 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous noone90212 said...

"Nationally", if Scott Peterson was convicted with "circumstantial evidence", then why wouldn't the same to Drew Peterson?

7/31/2012 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you imagine calling a Cook County States Attorney to get felony charges on a case like this with the facts we know at this time? Drew would be out before we went to check off.

7/31/2012 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Drew kill his third and fourth real doubt in any educated mind. Will he get off, I believe so ever since OJ etc etc right thru Casey verdicts. Why? Because people buy into these fantasy criminal forensic hollywood perfect ending shows that ultimately always show a concrete piece of a one hour package show that makes the impossible look absolutely possible. Well people its very often not that simple especially well thought out murder which Drew could pull off not once but twice and yet....the tell in his case has been his demeanor! As a veteran cop watching him laugh and act the fool for months before and after his arrest was the tell. He did it and covered/destroyed evidence so well the second time around that he will get away with murder twice! I only feel so sad for his children when this monster walks. Especially his adult law enforcement son who went down on his sword for him and lost his future. retired sgt

7/31/2012 07:09:00 PM  

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