JOLIET, Ill. — An Illinois judge has ruled that prosecutors can introduce statements made by former police officer’s Drew Peterson’s now-deceased ex-wife at his trial.
Will County Judge Stephen White ruled against Peterson’s attorneys Friday in their attempt to get the state’s so-called “hearsay” law declared unconstitutional. He also denied a request by the former Bolingbrook officer’s attorneys to have the trial moved.
Peterson has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. He is also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. He has denied wrongdoing.
State’s Attorney James Glasgow has said the hearsay law would allow Savio to “testify from the grave.”
What others are saying on the net:
I was just wondering Drew Peterson, how it feels to be defeated at every turn? It must feel pretty bad, right? On Friday Judge Stephen White heard the motions put forth by one of Peterson’s attorneys Andrew Abood, and denied them both!
The former Sgt. in the Bolingbrook Police Force has been charged with first-degree murder and is awaiting the start of a trial in the Joliet prison system. Judge Stephen White did uphold the fact that it is constitutional for Stacy Peterson’s words to family, friends, and to a pastor to be admitted into the trial. Stacy Peterson is Drew Peterson’s fourth wife and is currently missing. The judge further went on to deny the motion that was also brought to say the Drew Peterson could not get a fair and impartial trial in the city of Joliet and the county of Will. The judge felt that there was no reason why he could not get a fair trial in the county/and city. In fact some time ago the judge took approx. 240 potential jurors and put forth official court orders for these people to not view or listen to any reports that involved Drew Peterson or the Drew Peterson case.
Mr. Joel Brodsky, Peterson’s other attorney feels a bit disappointed as he says a lawyer cannot defend against the hearsay rule. He further explained that a lwayer cannot refute, or rebut the words nor can he cross-examine the words for motive or bias. Read More…
Joliet-area officials struggle to warn area residents about the health scare without stirring widespread panic due to political correctness.
Joliet Illinois schools in Will County school districts spent Monday not notifying parents about the potential risks in the area that has Mexican illegals with strong links to the country where the virus originated, Jumping the border is the cause for Illinois infections, the virus has infected at least 48 people in five U.S. states, none of them fatally as of yet.
A major concern has resonated but lack of officials concern has cause me to worry, why not advised parents to monitor their children’s health, With 45 percent of the Joliet Illinois school’s having 25,000 students either Mexican illegals or Mexican born Americans, teachers should be asking parents if their families have traveled to Mexico recently.
local officials have down played the severity trying not to cause fear, Despite the fact that several reports have indicated that U.S. swine flu patients had recently traveled to Mexico,
local officials and school leaders have chosen to ignore that, we’re doing nothing to stop them from coming across the border.