Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 15, 2012 – Drew Peterson Judge Halts Proceedings and Considers Mistrial Again
- Judge considers mistrial after the Prosecutor asks a forbidden question
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- Both the prosecution and defense are using the media. Ultimately, it will be the courts that decide. Note: Please go to Conquering Cancer to read about Susan Murphy Milano’s battle
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Daily Commentary – Thursday, August 9, 2012 – Preview of Tonights Show with Joel Brodsky and Robin Sax
- Tonight is Drew Peterson night on the Dana Pretzer show! Dana welcomes Joel Brodsky and Robin Sax to discuss the trial.
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- There have already been some motions for mistrial. Join us Thursday night to discuss in depth the Drew Peterson trial.
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- The trial which started last Tuesday and was recessed early on Friday after the testimony of Kathleen Savio’s sister will resume today
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Drew Peterson Murder Trail of Third Wife Kathleen Savio Begins Today in Joliet, Illinois … Opening Arguments
It’s finally here … will there be Justice for Kathleen Savio?
In 2004 Drew Peterson’s third wife Kathleen Savio was found dead in a bath tub, the death was ruled as an accidental death. It was not until the disappearance and presumed death of Drew Peterson’s fourth wife Stacy Peterson. That opened up speculation into to how Savio might have died. Her body was exhumed and it was determined that her death was actually a drowning by homicide. Drew Peterson was then arrested and charged in the murder of Kathleen Savio.
Finally, three years after he was arrested and eight years after Kathleen Savio was found dead, the murder trial begins today for Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook, IL police officer. Peterson’s defense attorney Joel Brodsky has stated he planned to use his opening statement to “tell the story of Drew Peterson from beginning to end … and show the state’s theory is implausible at best.” One has to wonder how the media attention starved Drew Peterson will act in court in front of the jurors and whether it will make him sympathetic or a pariah. The defense is expected to argue that Savio’s death was an accident and that there is no physical evidence placing Peterson at the scene of her death.
JUSTICE FOR KATHLEEN SAVIO
Eight and a half years after his third wife was found dead in a bathtub, the murder trial of former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson is set to begin in earnest with opening statements Tuesday.
The 58-year-old Peterson is accused in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in a trial that has been postponed for two years. He also remains under investigation in the October 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.
A jury of seven men and five women, chosen over two days last week, will weigh Drew Peterson’s fate during a trial in Joliet, Illinois, that is expected to last about a month, according to his lawyer Joel Brodsky.
Though the trial officially began last week with the selection of a seven-man, five-woman jury, Will County Judge Edward Burmila reserved opening statements for this week. Prosecutors and defense attorneys are preparing to explain for the first time to Peterson’s jurors what they should expect to hear during the highly anticipated case.
Opening statements are expected to begin Tuesday morning after Burmila and the attorneys first address two last-minute motions by Peterson’s defense team. The contents of the motions were sealed.
Drew Peterson Jury Selection Begins, Finally Goes on Trial for the Death of his Third Wife Kathleen Savio
Finally, will there be Justice for Kathleen …
It has been three years in the making, but finally the delays are over and the jury selection begins today for the Drew Peterson murder trial in the death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook police officer, was arrested in 2009 and charged with the murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio after it was initially ruled that she died from an accidental drowning in the bath tub in 2004.
However, it was later changed to a homicide by drowning. During this trial, jurors will hear testimony from statements from the grave of both Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, and his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. Such hearsay is usually barred. However, an appellate court ruled jurors can hear them. Although still missing, Drew Peterson is a suspect in the disappearance of Stacy Peterson.
Jury selection is to begin Monday in Drew Peterson’s long-delayed murder trial, where prosecutors want the former suburban Chicago police officer’s wives — one he’s charged with slaying and another who has disappeared — to effectively testify from their graves through friends and relatives about his threatening to kill them.
Judge Edward Burmilla Deals Blow to Drew Peterson … Rules that Pastor, Kathleen Savio Divorce Lawyer Can Testify
Murder trial of Drew Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson and his defense attorney Joel Brodsky were just delt a severe blow by trial judge Edward Burmilla and a victory for the prosecution. The judge ruled that Kathleen Savio’s divorce attorney and the pastor of Peterson’s fourth wife, the missing Stacy Peterson, can be called at the trial by prosecutors.
We are very pleased with the judge’s ruling today with regards to the application of the husband-wife privilege. He ruled that not all actions are communicative, and the ones that are not meant to be communication can be admissible in a trial,” said Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow.
If allowed, Schori is expected to tell a jury that Drew Peterson’s fourth and missing wife, Stacy, told him that she saw the former Bolingbrook cop return home the night his third wife Kathleen Savio was found dead dressed in black and carrying a bag of women’s clothing.
A judge will allow prosecutors to call key witnesses to testify in the Drew Peterson case. The former Bolingbrook police sergeant is preparing to stand trial for the murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio.
Defense attorneys argued the testimony should not be allowed.
The judge says Kathleen Savio’s divorce attorney and the pastor of Peterson’s fourth wife, the missing Stacy Peterson, can be called at the trial.
The judge is allowing the testimony of both key witnesses; however, not without some requirements from prosecutors and more questioning from the judge to the divorce attorney during the trial.
Judge Edward Burmilla ruled on three defense motions Thursday. One is considered a clear victory for prosecutors: Stacy’s Peterson’s pastor will be allowed to testify as long as the state can prove Rev. Neil Schori’s testimony is relevant. Peterson’s attorneys were hoping to get Schori’s statements thrown out based on marital privilege.
Hopefully the family can finally get “Justice for Kathleen Savio”
Drew Peterson is charged with the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Savio’s body was exhumed and cause of death was listed as homicide. Savio was found dead in her bathtub in 2004. Her death was initially ruled an accidental drowning in the bath tub. Jury selection is scheduled to begin July 23, 2012 and opening statements will be the following week.