Drew Peterson calls in to radio show from jail


This morning the hosts of the Mancow and Cassidy Show at WLS radio accepted a collect call from Drew Peterson who is currently in custody at the Will County Adult Detention Facility in Joliet.

Told by his attorney, Joel Brodsky, to expect to hear Drew’s new “stand up comedy act” they goaded him to joke with them and give them his “A material”.

Besides cracks about the food, and the sterotypical fear of being sodomized by fellow inmates, Drew joked that maybe they could hold a “Win a Conjugal Visit with Drew” contest. He then went on to talk about missing his kids and the fact that he’s reading the bible and doing a fair amount of praying these days.

DNA analysis has determined that human remains found along the Des Plaines River near Channahon were from an unidentified male, the Illinois State Police said in a statement today.

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186 thoughts on “Drew Peterson calls in to radio show from jail

  1. Hope he spends lots of time on his knees for the foreseeable future — not necessarily in prayer.

  2. What’s really impressing me is that Joel seems to not only have had knowledge ahead of time about this being set up, he seems to have encouraged it and taken part in the set up.

    I thought he was attempting to “shush” Drew at this point.

  3. Dangit! I just wrote a riveting reply, lol, then went to submit & comments were closed.

    Long story short…I can’t stomach listening to the comedy bit.

    Honor society..no congrats, proud of ya son, etc? He just sees it as his own accomplishment, typical narcissism.

    I believe conjugals are for wives only. Darn your luck, Drew. (Were people really supposed to find this funny?) And I guess if he wants a contest Ms. Raines must be missing in action.

    Bible, yeah right. I doubt any jury/judge will buy the whole “I’ve found religion” con. It’s been done.

    Cheering? are we supposed to be impressed? we should believe this claim because he’s been such an honest person? I call BS.

    Why on earth is this crap allowed by the jail? This is not justice.

  4. I guess since he is allowed to make phone calls, who else is there to call besides Mancow? He has no friends.

    Oh that’s right, why bother calling your children, when you can call Mancow instead. :roll:

  5. He might want to read the commandment Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors belongings. What a joke.

    Shouldn’t Joel be taken to the bar for suggesting this behavior? Or is their no such thing as professional ethics for lawyers?

    They both think being a mysogenist is acceptable, and funny. I just hope their complete ignorance of acceptable moral behavior buries Drew.

  6. Lizanne – if the client isn’t complaining, Joel is good. I know it sounds crazy, but the Bar wouldn’t step in unless his client filed a formal complaint.

    At least that’s the way it’s always been. But, nothing about these two is ordinary.

  7. Oh, and as long as we’re on the subject, I hope Joel continues to be the laughing stock of the legal profession and the “lay people” that will help put his client in a slammer forever!

    Mind you, he said John Kelly was going to be laughed out of court. This guy is in the beginning stages of man-o-pause memory deficit. He can’t remember how stupid he talks about everyone else, when he’s guilty of that very thing – being a laughing stock.

    You just can’t make this stuff up.

  8. Maybe, as I’ve thought before, he’s setting up for a future incompetence of council complaint. Joel may even qualify as having some sort of mental or emotional deficit. DP definitely does, and as my mother always said; you are the company you keep.

    You’re right Rescue, you cant make it up, these guys really are for real.

  9. Rumor has it that Derek Armstrong as of late has been trawling the forums and blogs looking for help with his research (not too surprising since he stole photos from blogs and used them without permission and also took ACR’s ‘who’s who’ for his book).

    Not really much we can do about it, but interesting to note.

  10. ….and surrepticiously recorded a conversation with an important witness, blatantly misrepresented as an exclusive interview, and tried to flog it everywhere.

  11. Say what??

    http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/des-plaines-river-remains-were-of-male.html

    Des Plaines River remains were of male

    May 27, 2009 5:09 PM | No Comments | BREAKING STORY

    DNA analysis has determined that human remains found along the Des Plaines River near Channahon were from an unidentified male, the Illinois State Police said in a statement today.

    Early speculation was that the body might have been tied to the cases of one of two missing women, Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic.

    Details to come.

  12. Makes me wonder if maybe that the ISP called Stacy’s family to let them know it was a man and they were going to try to see if Drew squirmed at all.

  13. TAI, I heard there was a meeting today with a family member. I guess that is what it was about.

    Well, hopefully someone is getting closure today. Thinking of all the families – including that of this man.

  14. My prayers to the family of this man and to the men and women who continue to search for missing loved ones.

  15. That is sad news as it means this persons DNA doesn’t match up with anything in LE’s computer data.

  16. This made me think of the article that came out right after the remains were found explaining how the discovery didn’t bring hope to the families of John Spira and Brad Olsen and families of other missing men:

    Remains don’t bring hope to families

    By ERIC SCHELKOPF – eschelkopf@kcchronicle.com

    The families of two area men who have been missing for more than two years do not hold out much hope about skeletal remains recently found along the Des Plaines River in Will County.

    Source: http://www.kcchronicle.com/articles/2009/05/25/04848028/index.xml

    My prayers go out to all of the families that find themselves hoping that any remains that are found belong to their loved ones. What a horrible world that must be to live without knowing. I just cannot imagine…

  17. lizanne61 Says:

    May 27, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    Maybe, as I’ve thought before, he’s setting up for a future incompetence of council complaint.

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    I’ve been wondering about this as it’s been mentioned several times before, but can you still claim incompetance of Council
    when you’ve had the same Attorney for more than 18 months, publicly say he’s the greatest and kiss him ??

  18. IMHO, Drew didn’t squirm from day one of this discovery. You could get the gist of that by the way his attorney said he was unconcerned about this discovery.

    What confuses me about Peterson’s apparent nonchalant attitude, this being the second time, now, is how did he KNOW it wasn’t his missing wife? He sticks to his story that she ran away, but he gives the absolute impression that he has knowledge where she is by letting his lawyer say he’s unconcerned about a recovered body. Awful confident, isn’t he, that he knows the body won’t be identified as his wife. Maybe she is, after all, buried closer to his home then we suspect. Maybe he chills out when he gets the initial word where a body recovery was made. First it was the woman found in an area closer to the Downtown area, and now this identified male. His reactions are intriguing, to say the least.

  19. Even if Drew threw Stacy in the river, he wouldn’t have been squirming about this skeleton for one second if he knew she wasn’t wearing any jeans (!!)

  20. My Thoughts and Prayers go out to the family of this poor unidentified male that was found, may they get closure… We will continue our searching for Stacy, we will bring her home…….

  21. Okay – once and for all. How can he claim he has an incompetent attorney once a trial starts, when he had every opportunity beforehand to make changes or seek other counsel?

    He’d have to go through a trial, be convicted, and then appeal, which every single one of them does anyway. Besides, it wouldn’t be the same counsel on appeal. It is no secret that a convicted defendant blames his attorney first and foremost for being convicted.

    Besides, Peterson would have an awful hard time, IMO, explaining how his lawyer was incompetent, when it was he who went against his lawyers’ advice, so they say, by not keeping quiet. As to the news and radio shows, Peterson always has the opportunity to say “no.” Or, when asked a question – “no comment.”

  22. Obviously, he wasn’t one bit concerned, Rescue. Look what he did today for entertainment! He knows exactly where she is, he’s never going to tell, and he’ll never be one bit worried that her remains will be found. I believe his confidence underscores his belief that her disposal site will never be found. That’s so frustrating and heartbreaking.

  23. I think Drew was sure it wasn’t Stacy.

    Joel was not so sure.

    Hence his ‘almost’ positively being sure there was no connection.

    jah- but if dp is suffering a mental disorder himself then jb would be taking advantage of the situation for monetary gain. He previously drained a dead clients account, correct?

  24. The man-cow is another enabler. He is a complete ratings whore and an ignoramous, too. It’s disgusting and vulgar the way he provided ” the thing ” with an arena in which to share the minutia of his daily existance. Who cares anyway. Drew is exactly where he needs to be.

  25. I think he may have had her cremated, possibly doing it himself. Maybe that’s why he wore a bandana around his face….

  26. “I think we left ourselves open to this possibility. We’re disappointed,” Pam Bosco, a spokeswoman for Peterson’s family, said today. “But we’re still moving forward, doing the searches, doing the investigation. We’re continuing. We’re still hopeful that eventually we’ll find Stacy.”

    From an update to the WGN/tribune story

  27. I’m just not going to look forward to Joels gloating and his theory about all the bodies being thrown in the river at that spot (!!)

  28. I’m disappointed it’s not Stacy. Not to sound like I wish her dead, God forbid, but I think we all know in our hearts that she is. I just hope they find her soon and this unidentified man finds peace.

    As to the radio call-in, that’s effing sick! Shouldn’t there be some sort of law or rule that disallows stunts like that??

  29. Take comfort in this JAH.

    The only way Joel Brodsky could be so certain that the body wasn’t Stacy’s and instead some “prostitute or drug addict” dumped from the bridge would be because Drew know exactly where Stacy is, and told him they had no reason to worry.

  30. Derek Armstrong, if you are here reading this blog to steal ideas and information, here is a piece of information for you: You are a no-talent hack who can’t cut it in the real world of writing, hence the need to publish your own books. If you were any good a REAL publisher would have snapped you up by now. Nobody thinks you are credible and you are a laughing stock.

  31. Maybe that’s why he wore a bandana around his face….

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    Why the bandana in relation to cremation writer ?

    I thought it was his Dennis Hopper routine – Mr. “Easy Rider” – LOL !

  32. Yes you are right Rescue and Facs.

    Drew and Joel should have been wondering as much as anyone else who doesn’t know what happened to Stacy (!!)

    It’s just they specifically use situations like this for taunting and gloating (!)

  33. Prayers to this mans family, I hope they have the closure they need. And Mary, you are so right WE WILL NOT STOP TILL WE FIND HER!

  34. I truly think I’m going to take a break from following this case. I am finding that I’m jumping too fast on hoping different things will come forward and I’m starting to think I’d rather just hear what facts come out after they come out at trial.

    This up and down is draining.

  35. TAI – it’s heart wrenching, yes. Agreed. But, imagine how the searchers keep the strength to go on, and continue to hope they can help bring Stacy home. They’re united in that and will keep searching.

    I think the rumors and insinuations get to everyone, though. That’s for sure.

  36. One can only hope because of the massive pulicity surrounding these skeletal remains, someone with a missing (male) loved one to come forward for DNA testing as these DNA data banks are far from complete and as a result matching is not always available.

  37. thinkaboutit2,

    I know what you mean. It’s disappointing and hopefully in the future any “news” that comes out is closely monitored to make sure it true and facts are clear. Hard to believe we go from a white female to a male.

    It’s hard for me to say away, but I tend to refrain from posting on the blogs and just read.

  38. As far as the Mancow show, they really must be desperate for guests. I’m glad my radio at work is acting up and their station isn’t clear anymore.

    It’s very disappointing the station would accept the call. Maybe a boycott of the station is in order?

  39. I know what you mean, TAI. IMO hope is natural and hope is good. It’s impossible to immerse yourself in this stuff without finding that you care.

    But I also know that there’s no vacuum that sucked Stacy Peterson and other missing people off of this planet. There are always new leads, new tips. People get scared and talk, people feel safe and talk, people feel guilty and talk. People get “blood simple” and make stupid mistakes. One thing we know is that Drew did not often operate alone.

    I think someday the answers will be there.

  40. You know the glowing references in relation to Derek Armstrong’s book attributed to Dr. Phil are extremely hard to believe to have been written by Dr. Phil himself.

    It is just not credible Dr. Phil would say Derek Armstrongs research is almost better than that of the Prosecution.

    It is something Joel Brodsky/Glenn Selig would say and I credit Dr. Phil with a lot more integrity than either of those !

  41. Thanks for the thoughts guys.

    Rescue – The searchers are out there doing something while I’m just on forums discussing things so I don’t even put myself in the same category as any foot soldiers, family, or friends. I pray that they don’t give up as their actions could actually make a difference in this case.

    JAH – Actually I did hear Dr. Phil say something to that effect on his show that I saw last week. It isn’t on Dr. Phil’s website but may be out there on Youtube. It was the show about what happens to Drew’s children.

  42. Does anyone know how many call Peterson can make in a day? If it’s only one, guess he didn’t talk to the kids he missing so much.

  43. I really think shes close to home, just like Caylee.
    They will eventually get him with or without a body.

    Hasn’t it been reported that he had been seen walking and coming out of some park or wooded area, near his home?

  44. Its sad that it didn’t turn out to be Stacy or Lisa, not that I hope either of these ladies is dead, but for the opportunity to bring answers to their families. The good news it doesn’t change the fact of why Drew sits in jail and in jail he will stay. So Joel can gloat about how they were “unconcerned” at the end of the day Drew is still right where he belongs. Who knows, may be drew had a hand in this man’s death as well…..I’m kidding, I think. :)

    Mr. Armstrong, try this for your next book….See spot run, see spot sit in jail, rot spot rot.

  45. They should have had Reem write all of the press releases. She says things so much better than whoever wrote all of the other ones.

    http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=1424&z=4

    Drew Peterson’s Legal Team Releases Statement on Remains in Des Plaines River NOT Stacy Peterson
    thepublicityagency.com – May 27, 2009

    (PRNewsChannel) / Chicago, Ill. / The following is a statement from Reem Odeh, a member of Drew Peterson’s legal team, in response to authorities identifying the body found in the Des Plaines River as being a man:

    “There was a lot of speculation that the body was that of Stacy Peterson, and Stacy’s family was notified about the discovery. This isn’t the first time the media has jumped to conclusions and tried to solve a case based on incomplete information.

    “We can take no joy or relief in the fact that it isn’t her because some family somewhere will be grieving. But we hope this invigorates a global search for Stacy and brings attention to the fact that she is still missing. Her family misses her and wants her to come home.”

  46. JAH – Actually I did hear Dr. Phil say something to that effect on his show that I saw last week. It isn’t on Dr. Phil’s website but may be out there on Youtube. It was the show about what happens to Drew’s children.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Did Dr. Phil truly say Derek Armstrong has better research than the Prosecution ???

    How would Dr, Phil know what the Prosecutions research is ?? LOL, LOL !

  47. They should have had Reem write all of the press releases. She says things so much better than whoever wrote all of the other ones.

    http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=1424&z=4

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Maybe Reem is sick to death too of standing next to Joel Brodsky sprouting rubbish !

    After all it is her reputation on the line more than his, as Joel Brodsky doesn’t care what his reputation is.

  48. “There was a lot of speculation that the body was that of Stacy Peterson, and Stacy’s family was notified about the discovery. This isn’t the first time the media has jumped to conclusions and tried to solve a case based on incomplete information

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    If the very first reports are that a womans remains dressed in panties have been found on a riverbed of the Des Plains river, one can be forgiven for thinking this was a woman !!

  49. grandam Says:

    May 27, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    I really think shes close to home, just like Caylee.
    They will eventually get him with or without a body.

    Hasn’t it been reported that he had been seen walking and coming out of some park or wooded area, near his home?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    That is a very good possibility (her being close to his home) as that way he exerts ultimate control over her remains and would receive great satisfaction in knowing everyone walks or drives past her every day !

  50. http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1595233,Peterson-jokes-on-radio-show_jo052709.article

    Snip

    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.

  51. Just when you think the Peterson defense teams can’t get any lower, they prove you wrong. Since when does Odeh speak for Stacy’s family?

    Drew Peterson’s Legal Team Releases Statement on Remains in Des Plaines River NOT Stacy Peterson
    thepublicityagency.com – May 27, 2009

    (PRNewsChannel) / Chicago, Ill. / The following is a statement from Reem Odeh, a member of Drew Peterson’s legal team, in response to authorities identifying the body found in the Des Plaines River as being a man:

    “There was a lot of speculation that the body was that of Stacy Peterson, and Stacy’s family was notified about the discovery. This isn’t the first time the media has jumped to conclusions and tried to solve a case based on incomplete information.

    “We can take no joy or relief in the fact that it isn’t her because some family somewhere will be grieving. But we hope this invigorates a global search for Stacy and brings attention to the fact that she is still missing. Her family misses her and wants her to come home.”

  52. She may be speaking for the children which are indeed her family rather than Cassandra, Yelton, and the rest of her family.

  53. Oh, TAI, come on. She’s panning for the media.

    Do you really believe she’s speaking on behalf of the children? She’s trying to soften the image of her murdering client.

  54. I guess that it’s that spot of damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t. We’ve all (myself included) ripped on their past press releases because they were so insenstive and now there is an attempt to be civil and sensitive so I’m not going to bash it. Fake or not – it is better than the other ones they put out by far IMO.

  55. According to Drew, his littlest does ask about Mommy a lot so I suppose that means she misses her and wants her to come home, but that’s when he tells her that “She’s on vacation and she’s not coming back.”

  56. Reem Odeh is the only professional on the defense team. She is doing her job, the best she can, with what she has been given…cut her some slack.

  57. Global search for Stacy ???

    Didn’t Joel Brodsky say they search for Stacy on the Internet (!!) and he has a “team of PI’s” looking for her.

    He once mentioned they looked for credit card activity etc.

    Another faux pas as Stacy supposedly only took $ 25.000.00 she stole out of Drews safe and then of course she didn’t take any money as Joel retracted that statement, so if she now took a credit card
    and there is no activity on it for 18 months, how did Stacy get out of the USA in the first place to now be “global” ????

    Hmmmmm, let me think !

  58. Thinkaboutit2, you are smarter than the average bear if you can recognize when/if maybe you’ve had enough ;-)

    You have been a true pillar of professionalism and class in all of this, and I’ve looked forward to your thoughts and insight.

    Take the break. This will be here when you get back. There’s still many chapters. The Trial, the the jury deliberations, the verdict and then the dreaded appeal.

  59. Good morning, peeps!

    Think, it does make a refreshing change for Drew’s representatives to say something appropriate and civilised, but I find it does irk the way Reem is now used by her partners to present a softer side. We will probably see her around when the kids’ matters are to the fore. It’s just so insincere, and the “global” search remark is insulting to the truth of the children’s suffering, insulting to the truth of Stacy’s suffering and loss, and insulting to everyone’s intelligence even if it’s her “job” to say it.

  60. Someone needs to ask Joel (and Reem) how the private investigators are doing with their online search for Stacy.

    Surely with their client in jail, nothing could be of more importance than getting the global support of all of us bloggers.

    If we knew where the private investigators’ searches had led, perhaps we could help. Since Stacy didn’t take the $25,000 as Drew first thought, and there has been no credit card activity in her name, that does make it a bit more difficult.

    I’m sure the professionals, those ace private investigators could give some insight.

  61. Why isn’t Drew or one of his many lawyers and his PR guru making a public plea to Stacy saying this has gone on long enough? He’s in jail for Kathleen’s murder and she needs to get herself back to Bolingbrook?

    I have my ideas on that.

  62. I am so sad about the poor soul whose remains were found. I fear it will have been a young person if they truly mistook the size for petite women. :-( God bless the searchers. This poor soul needed you.

  63. Hey Noway! They just might make such a plea now you’ve given them the idea! LOL …a bit like when Drew started to talk about divorce after a blogger pointed out he’d missed a trick by not doing so to boost the idea that she was still alive.

  64. where is the school Stacy was taking her nursing class? Have they checked that campus? He said shes where she wants to be. I don’t know how big the campus is, or if it’s wooded, has a lake etc. but that is one place she wanted to be, at school.

  65. I think my point about the press release was misunderstood. I am not saying it is sincere, good, or truthful. I’m just saying it is the best one they have put out to date and it is the first one with any sign of empathy in it at all for anyone other than Drew or Joel.

    What can his defense team say that would make us happy? Nothing. It is seriously hard to even stomach listening to anything from that man for me as well. I truly believe he is guilty of killing both Kathleen and Stacy but I want a good, clean fight in court that results in true justice for these women. Whether I like it or not, it’s his defense team’s job to try to soften him to the public and Joel had f*cked that up right out the gate so this is obviously too little too late for many.

    I agree that Odeh should have used different wording as they are not a representative of anyone other than Drew (and therefore Stacy’s children and adopted sons unfortunately). She does not represent the rest of Stacy’s family in any way and her words likely were probably more like salt instead of salve in their wounds. I pray for her family, her children, and all of her friends that some day they know what happened to her.

  66. Think, I’m worried that I might have upset you. I agree with you they were damned if they did, damned if they didn’t. :-) I was just annoyed with the situation, as I described.

  67. Seems to me the defense should be carefully crafting a spiffy public relations release about how sorry they are their client has now become the butt of jokes (no pun intended) all over the news and the internet, after his latest radio call-in. There can’t be a defense attorney alive that isn’t shaking their head in disbelief over this disaster.

    Maybe Odeh, in all her infinite wisdom, can address this in the carefully crafted, spiffy, public relations release:

    Told by his attorney, Joel Brodsky, to expect to hear Drew’s new “stand up comedy act” they goaded him to joke with them and give them his “A material”.

  68. Rescue – Sad thing is that someone on the defense team may be loving this because it provides more material for a future book. I’m done trying to think of valid reasons why Joel would be doing this. Personally, if I were Reem I’d be looking for a new law partner and dissolve the current one.

    I think we can all agree that it’s really hard and pointless to try to shine a turd but it seems that Reem made an attempt using this new product:

    The product doesn’t work so well so she may need to try a different brand. :)

  69. I, personally, lost all respect for Odeh went she when into a meltdown over a client of hers last month, whose case the Brodsky & Odeh firm took over. Their client was charged with the murder of a 2 year old baby. Rather than show compassion for the baby’s family in that instance, Odeh was more concerned over the charged woman’s booking photo.

    I guess I’m saying – you can’t have it both ways (Odeh). Hypocrite. But, in that regard, moving on from Odeh. She’s insignificant, and just another reason Peterson should keep her and her partner on his case. They’re an asset for the “good guys.”

  70. I hope the searchers continue with what they’re doing and if they are successful in finding someone else, that the media takes a step back and handle things a little differently than they did this time.

    It did help in that Drew does not seem to think any remains found there would have been his wife’s.

  71. Of course, if he hopes to one-day pin Stacy’s death on the man she ran away with, there have to be some mistakes made soon. Otherwise someone is going to suspect him.

  72. It did help in that Drew does not seem to think any remains found there would have been his wife’s.
    *************

    Yeah, it sure is confusing, the way Peterson responds to things like this.

    Even if she did “run away,” as he repeatedly says, how does he KNOW she ever made it out of Bolingbrook? How does he KNOW she ever made it to her destination? Does he have PROOF she left the state, let alone the country? Maybe she slipped and fell in the Canal, on her way. After all, he was looking for her himself that night, even though he admits she told him she was “leaving.” Why was he looking for her and the car if he KNOWS she was out of the area? Seems to me, those remains could have been Stacy, since he doesn’t KNOW where she is, does he?

    Just wondering about that. Over and over and over.

  73. I suppose at this point (Drew being in jail) if those private investigators had anything about where Stacy is, they would have come forward?

    No contact with family/friends. No cell phone use. No credit card use (if she had a credit card that she was authorized to use).

    If the private investigators had any evidence that Stacy was alive and living on the beach, occasionally buying new swimwear, I think we would have heard.

    Why so quiet, Camp Marshmallow? :roll:

  74. Camp Marshmallow MUST have proof, or solid information, that Stacy is far away, out of the area/state/country. Because, there would be no other credible, indisputable reason for them to issue a statement that says “we hope this invigorates a global search for Stacy and brings attention to the fact that she is still missing.

    “Brings attention to the fact that she is still missing.”

    Huh. I thought that’s what most people were thinking.

  75. True. Drew is the only one (other than Brodsky) who has said she isn’t missing that she is where she wants to be.

    That was one of the many hurdles I have in this case. Even if Stacy did leave with someone else – wouldn’t any husband be worried about his wife at this point even if he hated her? His lack of showing any concern or worry about Stacy in his personal interviews and radio show spots is unnerving.

  76. Oh, no, not again. Don’t know what this means, but it’s Breaking News.

    U.S. indictment of elected official expected
    May 28, 2009 11:53 AM | No Comments

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago said it will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. today to announce public corruption charges. Sources say it is expected to be an indictment of an elected official.

    The Tribune is not identifying the person because he has not been officially charged yet.

    Details to come.

  77. Sure would be interesting if it’s Roger Claar. Hasn’t he been under investigation? Thought I read that somewhere.

  78. Sadly there are many possibilities.

    Maybe it is Mayor Daley. Maybe it is Roland Burris. Maybe it is the mayor of Crestwood (due to the tainted water thing).

    The timing of this and the release of the tapes leans me to put my money on it being Roland Burris.

  79. There are so many corrupt politicians in IL that I’m starting to think it is some kind of conspiracy between them, the lawyers, and the judges for them to pocket all kinds of tax dollars that are spent investigating, prosecuting, and defending these cases.

    Can’t we just fire them and kick them out the door to one of our neighboring states? It would be much cheaper.

  80. Twitter from our pal, Public Agency (not to be confused with the publicity agency):

    PublicAgency: Friend of a friend works at WC jail. Says when #Drew Peterson walks by, he gets cursed at by most. Says would be in real trouble in gen pop.

    about 4 hours ago from web

  81. Hmm. I thought someone said that they cheered for him. They must be worried that his latest stunt has gotten the WC jail officials angry.

  82. Before the announcement’s made, I’d like to put my money on Burris, too. :-) Now I’ll go back and read to catch up LOL

  83. http://www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt/PLA_Ann/2009/052809.pdf

    SUPREME COURT OF ILLINOIS
    THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009
    THE FOLLOWING CASES ON THE LEAVE TO APPEAL DOCKET WERE DISPOSED OF AS INDICATED:

    No. 108164 – In the Matter of the Estate of Kathleen Savio,
    Deceased (Drew Peterson et al., petitioners, v.
    Anna Doman et al., respondents). Leave to appeal,
    Appellate Court, Third District. (3-08-0294)
    Petition for leave to appeal denied.

  84. LOl … this week anyway, Rescue. With all the guesses you guys had, it seems that next week it could be one of the others.

  85. I believe what Brodsky will do is file a Motion to Reconsider to the Appellate Court. Back where he started, after the Probate Court made their decision.

  86. DP/JB has filed an Appeal of Judge Carla’s decision to keep bailbond at $20,000,000.00. JB stated that a Bailbond Appeal is usually handled quickly.

    By acting upon their stated intention to challenge every Decision they don’t like, they jeopardize the right to an early trial.

  87. Ah. I guess it’s final.

    http://www.illinoislegalaid.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.dsp_content&contentid=6651

    What if I do not agree with the decision of the appellate court?

    If you are not satisfied with the decision of the appellate court, you can try to bring your case to the Supreme Court. Again, this process is very complicated and there are a lot of rules you have to follow. You should talk to a lawyer if you think you want to appeal a case to the Supreme Court.

    There is no guarantee that the Supreme Court will even review your case. The Supreme Court gets to select which cases it will review. If the Supreme Court decides not to review your case, what the appellate court decided is final.

  88. rescueapet Says:
    May 28, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    cyrhla Says:
    May 28, 2009 at 2:10 pm edit

    I’d put my money on O’Neil.
    *************

    cyrhla – it was a Chicago Alderman who was indicted.

    ————
    I know, rescue. Just a joke :)

  89. Hi all, just wanted to update you on something.
    The WGN mock trial is going to take place tonight for broadcast in June. Originally I was going to attend and report back here about it, but a relative from out of town showed up on short notice, so I won’t be able to go.

    Joe Hosey is supposed to be attending so he may report on it before the broadcast.

  90. Rescue, I do not know how strong might be Abbott’s and Carroll’s connections with the Supreme Court, but I am sure they will try.
    Almost all of the attorneys in their companies worked in the Supreme Court.
    We will see what they will do.

  91. Abbott? I’m not clear on who that is.

    As to the Illinois Supreme Court, they denied the Motion. It’s done, cyrhla. I’m confused as to what you mean.

  92. Facs can you give your ticket away … if someone in the area wanted to attend but wasn’t able to get a ticket?

  93. Joel is supposed to be there too, taking notes. I kind of doubt he’ll fill us in, but who knows? Maybe another press release in the making…

  94. Sorry for the confusion, rescue. I think I must relax and rest before I start writing anything today. :)

  95. grandam Says:

    May 28, 2009 at 8:31 am
    where is the school Stacy was taking her nursing class? Have they checked that campus? He said shes where she wants to be. I don’t know how big the campus is, or if it’s wooded, has a lake etc. but that is one place she wanted to be, at school.

    ======================================================

    I have always believe he just means ‘she’s dead’ when he says that. We now know Stacy wanted out of the marriage and drewpy was very controlling. I can imagine him resisting her attempts to leave (remember the diamond ring he said bought him an extra three months with her), and her saying “I’d rather be dead than stay married to you”.

    Hence, she is where she wants to be, in his warped mind.

  96. A few of these missing men disappeared within days of each other.

    Always wondered if this was a coincidence (??)

  97. http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/bolingbrooksun/news/1596982,Glasgow-seeks-Peterson-gag-order_jo052809.article

    Glasgow seeks Peterson gag order

    May 28, 2009

    By JOE HOSEY jhosey@scn1.com

    JOLIET — 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.

    Glasgow also argued that a witness’ name was leaked while Peterson was facing felony weapons charges in 2008.

    Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky, did release the name of Coal City resident Mike Kurdenok after he turned up in the state’s evidence. Glasgow says the “witness was subject to media harassment.”

    Brodsky failed to return calls for comment.

    ‘Pretrial publicity’

    Besides protecting witnesses from the media, a gag order would “prevent undue pretrial publicity that might affect the jury selection in this case,” Glasgow said in the motion.

    Brodsky has repeatedly said he is considering an attempt to get the case taken out of Will County in hopes of finding a jury without bias against Peterson.

    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.

  98. thinkaboutit2,

    Thanks for posting. Glad to see Glasgow acting before information goes to defense team.

    Will be interesting to see if Joe Hosey reports on WGN trial or Brodsky makes any comments.

  99. Good news for Kathleens family I hope. Now they can get control of things away from unc the skunk and traced where her $$ went.

  100. I’m gaining more and more respect for James Glasgow as the days go by.

    About time sombody attempted to get drewpy to STFU.

    Funny how our resident media slut, boobsky, didn’t return calls yesterday. For once he was the one in the headlights and he didn’t like it one bit. LOL at you boobsky.

  101. Officials: Jailed Peterson’s ‘jokes’ a nuisance
    May 28, 2009 7:36 PM | 1 Comment | UPDATED STORY
    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.”

    Inmates have the ability to make collect phone calls of up to 20 minutes during their recreation time, and when they are calling their attorneys, it’s considered a constitutionally protected right, officials said. Barry said jail officials have considered seeking a court order to end Peterson’s call-in interviews, but so far have not. He did not know if it was legally possible.

    A spokesman for the Will County state’s attorney’s office declined to comment.

    Phone calls aside, Peterson, who is being held in lieu of $20 million bail, could become even more isolated.

    Last week in court, State’s Atty. James Glasgow asked the judge to consider modifying an order granting Peterson daily face-to-face contact with his four attorneys and their two assistants because the sheriff said it would “overburden” jail staff.

    Judge Carla Alessio Policandriotes declined to hear the issue, telling Glasgow to file a written motion.

    Brodsky said this week that Peterson’s attorneys are working with jail staff and aren’t abusing the privilege.

    Erika Slife contributed to this report.

    –Steve Schmadeke

    http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/drew-peterson-jail.html

  102. “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.”

    =====================================================

    FFS boobsky, we are not talking about an under-developed four year old here! I am sure everybody who is incarcerated is bored. How could you not be bored. That ridiculous statement neither justifies nor excuses his childish behaviour!

    Boobsky is really demonstrating his incomeptence now. I thought he had shown all his faults, but he is taking this to a new level on a daily basis.

  103. Yet another article:

    May 28, 2009
    By BRIAN STANLEY bstanley@scn1.com

    JOLIET — Drew Peterson can’t stay out late. He has nowhere to go. But despite being all alone, he can call radio shows.

    Yet Will County sheriff’s police insist personnel at the county jail are not misbehaving by allowing the retired Bolingbrook police sergeant to reach out and touch broadcast listeners.

    Peterson, who is being held on murder charges for the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio and has been named as a suspect in the “potential homicide” of his fourth wife, Stacy, called into a radio show Wednesday afternoon with jokes and comments about the routines of the adult detention facility on Chicago Street.

    “It’s become a problem for the department because people think he’s getting better treatment than other inmates,” sheriff’s spokesman Pat Barry said. “When he’s on his free time (out of his cell) in the day room by himself, he’s allowed to call whoever he wants if they are collect phone calls.

    “Those are the only calls he’s allowed to make and that’s the same policy for every other inmate.”

    In segregation

    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.

    The lighting in the center area is significantly dimmer than inside the cells so inmates “can’t really see what’s going on out here,” a jail official said.

    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.

    “I’ve received four or five calls from ordinary citizens who were concerned that means he’s getting special treatment, but he has not been convicted of a crime and has certain rights,” Barry said, “though I have to admit we haven’t had concerns with other inmates calling radio shows to develop their standup comedy routine.”

    Barry said he did not hear the broadcast, but talked to people who did.

    “Some of the things he said were not accurate. He said he was taking showers with other inmates, but he also showers by himself since he’s kept segregated,” he said.

    Barry said his office will continue to address any public complaints about the treatment or behavior of jail inmates.

    “There’s a guy charged with murder and whether he’s found guilty or not, I can understand how people would be upset at his attempts to gain notoriety,” he said.

    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/bolingbrooksun/news/1597061,Jail-takes-heat-over-Drew-radio-call_jo052809.article

  104. “I’ve received four or five calls from ordinary citizens who were concerned that means he’s getting special treatment, but he has not been convicted of a crime and has certain rights,” Barry said, “though I have to admit we haven’t had concerns with other inmates calling radio shows to develop their standup comedy routine.”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    LOL, LOL I had to laugh at that last sentence, especially considering the amount of inmates Mr Barry has encountered over time.

    Also goes to show Drew can’t even tell the truth about his limited lifestyle inside his four prison walls and still has to grandstand about his non existing celebrity status (!!)

  105. Drew lies? :shock:

    Oh wait … those aren’t lies … it’s just part of his routine. One the phone or hooked to a polygraph … it’s all part of the comedy that is Drew.

  106. Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky, did release the name of Coal City resident Mike Kurdenok after he turned up in the state’s evidence. Glasgow says the “witness was subject to media harassment.”

    We know that’s true and it was Nurse Paulie (Brodky’s Li’l Bitch) who first published Mike’s last name and who looked up where he lived and called him at home to question him.

    “I Called Kurdenok myself at his home telephone number. I told him I was a private investigator working on this case and he quickly slammed the phone on me.”

    http://www.crimefilenews.com/2008/08/what-else-does-mike-kurdenok-knows.html

  107. How much of a celebrity can you be when you have to use a collect call only phone booth from prison to get your comedy show on air (!!)

  108. http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1597324,Peterson-mock-trial_jo052909.article

    Hung jury in mock trial of Drew Peterson trial

    May 29, 2009

    By JOE HOSEY jhosey@scn1.com
    CHICAGO — 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.

    Peterson was unavailable for the mock trial. To get up to Chicago, he would have needed to come up with $20 million bail to get out of the Will County jail, where he is awaiting a real trial for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, who was found drowned in a dry bathtub in March 2004.

    Mock prosecutor Karen Conti, an attorney and co-host of WGN Radio’s “Legally Speaking,” pointed out the questionable death scene that state police found completely unsuspicious until Peterson’s next wife, Stacy Peterson, vanished in October 2007.

    “None of this makes sense,” Conti said. “People don’t die this way.”

    Peterson and Savio were in the midst of a contentious divorce when she turned up dead. She was only weeks away from taking a substantial amount of his assets in divorce court.

    “Murders don’t make sense,” Conti said. “Don’t try to make sense of this one.”

    Lopez, who apparently is nicknamed “the Shark” and is famous for representing alleged mob hit men and drug cartels, argued the murder makes no sense because it is not a murder at all.

    “It’s obvious that she slipped and fell in the tub,” Lopez said.

    That’s exactly what the state police thought, at least until three and a half years later, when Stacy vanished and mounting public pressure prompted them to re-examine Savio’s death.

    The state police also are probing Stacy’s disappearance. They consider her a “potential homicide” victim and have named Peterson their sole suspect.

    Stacy’s statements

    While Stacy’s case would have to be a mock trial for another day, Conti focused on a conversation the young woman supposedly had with her pastor, the Rev. Neil Schori, only weeks before she disappeared. In the actual trial, prosecutors will likely attempt to get these statements entered through recently passed hearsay legislation dubbed “Drew’s Law.”

    “Drew said, ‘I killed Kathleen. I killed Kathleen and made it look like an accident. I hit her in the back of the head and put her in the bathtub,'” Conti claimed Schori said.

    “Why would he lie?” Conti said. “He doesn’t have a dog in this fight.”

    Lopez was dismissive of Schori’s supposed testimony.

    “Here’s another guy who jumped on the bandwagon and claimed Stacy Peterson made those statements,” Lopez said, adding, “He lied to you.”

    He also questioned why Schori, upon supposedly hearing such a shocking revelation, took no action beyond telling Stacy to “go home and pray about it.”

    Arguing the case

    The mock trial actually consisted of nothing more than closing arguments — a small section of a real trial.

    Lopez said during his argument that he would have called no witnesses during the testimony phase of the trial because “the state failed to prove its case.”

    Lopez did concede that “everybody hates Drew. There’s no question about it.” But he then went on to speak to all of his mock client’s virtues.

    Peterson, for instance, joined the Army.

    “He didn’t have to do that,” Lopez said. “He could have been a draft dodger. He could have gone to Canada and smoked pot.”

    And from the Army, Peterson went on to become a Bolingbrook police officer.

    “That’s not something to sneeze at either,” Lopez said.

    But it was while he was supposed to be protecting and serving that Peterson was storing away the knowledge that would help him plan the murder of his wife, Conti said.

    “He was a student of crime,” she said. “He was a student of crime scenes. Is it a surprise he didn’t leave a trace? I’m not surprised by it.”

    Lopez maintained Peterson was the victim of a witch hunt conducted by authorities facing intense media scrutiny. And Peterson’s public persona didn’t help him any either.

    “People hate him because he likes young girls,” Lopez said. “That doesn’t make him a killer. They haven’t even shown any evidence there was a homicide.”

    Brodsky in audience

    Peterson’s real attorney, Joel Brodsky, was in the audience watching the mock trial, possibly hoping to glean ideas for how to defend his client after losing his first two challenges to the state — objecting to a change off judge and attempting to get Peterson’s bond reduced.

    Despite the spectacle of the mock trial, the gravity of the case was not lost on the participants. In fact, during the proceedings, Conti stressed the reality of Savio’s death.

    “This is not a book,” she said. “It is not a movie. It’s a real-life murder with someone executed in the prime of her life.”

  109. If the defence tries to hang their case on the fact that the original ruling in Kitty’s death was accidental, they are in for a big disappointment.

    “It’s obvious that she slipped and fell in the tub,” Lopez said.

    One would hope a decent prosecutor would pull that to pieces by simply reading out the original AUTOPSY report, not the original CORONER JURY RULING.

    Since when does multiple bruising, lividity on the wrong side of the body, air in the lungs that proves she was held down, and all the rest of the suspicious evidence equal “It’s obvious that she slipped and fell in the tub”.

    I am extremely pissed that there are six people stupid enough to not see this.

  110. I like the heroic choice of Drew joining the Army opposed to going to Canada and smoke dope – LOL

    Were they the only two choices available to him at the time ????

  111. Let’s not get too carried away by “Drew not leaving a trace of his crimes” either.

    Who said he didn’t leave a trace ??

    Who said Drew knows how to cover his crimes real well because he was a Police Officer ??

    Many crimes have been committed by people that weren’t Police Officers and they covered their crimes better than he did (!!)

    They also knew how to keep their mouth shut better than he did !!

  112. He was a student of crime,” she said. “He was a student of crime scenes. Is it a surprise he didn’t leave a trace? I’m not surprised by it.”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Just to clarify, my reply above was in regard to this comment, not anything anyone posted here !

  113. Good Morning!

    Imagine, what pain the gag order would be for Brodsky and Drew! LOL
    I think it was a great idea of Glasgow to stop the harassment of the witnesses and base the trial on the facts and real evidence only.

    I wonder what may be the consequences if Brodsky does not follow it.

  114. Good Morning!

    I hope the judge rules keep their mouths shut. I like that she insisted Glasgow put it in writing. Let’s keep a tight ship!

    My thoughts on the mock trial: still don’t see the point!

    It’s so reminiscent of being the other side of the looking glass. If one were innocent, why insist it was an accident? If there’s no sign of Stacy being alive anywhere, why insist she is? An inncoent person would be concerned at the possibility that she met a bad fate at someone else’s hand. It’s all so freaking obvious, but everyone’s expected to ignore it?

    I blame WLS for accepting the collect call, and mancrud for being a feckwit. Mancrud has a vast back catalogue of sewer scraping on youtube, but this latest interaction with jailboy is hard to beat for making him look like a POS. He starts out by egging Drew on, ridicules him, then also tries to grab credit for trying to save Drew’s soul. It was a bit of a tour de force of his rootless, charmless, shallow “talent”. Wish Glasgow could put a gag order on wormcow.

  115. I wonder what may be the consequences if Brodsky does not follow it

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I was wondering about that too, as we can already predict that he won’t (!!)

  116. It wasn’t that Drew knew how to cover his crimes real well.

    It was that he was never investigated properly as look what happened when they finally did !!!

  117. Last week in court, State’s Atty. James Glasgow asked the judge to consider modifying an order granting Peterson daily face-to-face contact with his four attorneys and their two assistants because the sheriff said it would “overburden” jail staff.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Who are Drew Petersons four Attorneys and two assistants ?

    There’s Joel Brodsky, Andrew Abood, John Carroll and Reem Odeh (?)

    Who are the two assistants ??

  118. They’ve been referred to before…they are “researchers” from Abood’s office. I think it’s their job to confer with Drew to come up with stories that will fit the evidence as it’s discovered. ;-)

  119. “People hate him because he likes young girls,” Lopez said. “That doesn’t make him a killer.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And this was relevant to Kathleens death ?

    and who are these people that told Lopez they hate Drew because he likes young girls.

    did he get their names and addresses or was that just “double hearsay” – LOL !

  120. Hmmm. I’m thinking that the hung mock jury could be cited to support NOT moving the trial, even though it’s rubbish….

  121. “People hate him because he likes young girls,” Lopez said. “That doesn’t make him a killer.”
    —–
    This fact does not make him a killer … but it makes him a pedofile. As for me, enough to hate him and keep him away from the society.

    Paying $25.000 to someone for killing his wife does not make him a killer too (in the literal sense). If so, let’s collect some bucks and rent someone to serve justice for Kathleen and Stacy. It will be much cheaper for the taxpayers, I think. Who could understand us better than Drew? He knows what saving money means very well! LOL

    But seriously, I get crazy listening to people making such superficial judgements like Mancow with children or AP now with this sentence.

  122. Interesting stuff about the mock trial. I had to giggle at Brodsky being there to “glean ideas on how to defend his client”.

    I have confidence that there is much more evidence than the public knows about. The hitman for example.

    That was quite a shocker to me. However, I’ve seen it said, “Why didn’t they come forward sooner?”. It makes sense to me, why they didn’t. I have to assume they came forward sometime after Stacy went missing, when the case blew wide open.

    From the time Kathleen died until just after Stacy was gone, Drew was still a cop. He probably intimidated/threatened the person, and who knows what else using his magic “cop powers“.

  123. Good morning, everyone.

    I was enthused, at first, about the possibility of attending the mock trial, but, as I think about it, it was nothing more than two attorneys, pro and con, trying to get their point across, without having actual trial evidence to sway anyone. It’s no more, IMHO, than turning on a cable news show and seeing the same thing come from a career defense attorney and/or a career prosecuting attorney. Had it been done as actual evidence came out, I think it would have been much more realistic.

    In fact, it would be very, very interesting, I’d imagine, to see the prosecutors in the actual case put on a mock trial, since they’re sitting on all of the evidence. Whew, can you imagine?

  124. I wonder if it has been ever said who was the other policeman who accompanied Drew to the BB hotel where Stacy worked and who was his girlfriend there.

  125. justanotherhen Says:
    May 29, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Was Joel busy taking notes at the “mock trial” ?? – LOL
    —–
    Is he going to read them aloud during the real trial? ;)

  126. snipped from Bucket: “My thoughts on the mock trial: still don’t see the point! ”

    Me neither.

    How do you have a mock trial with no evidence other than what has been reported by media? It’s basically a live blog. IMO

    Then I read Rescue’s post in which she said (snipped) “it was nothing more than two attorneys, pro and con, trying to get their point across” and I thought “Exactly. A live blog with lawyers.” Entertaining, but IMO not reality.

  127. Bucketoftea: “I blame WLS for accepting the collect call, and mancrud for being a feckwit. Mancrud has a vast back catalogue of sewer scraping on youtube, but this latest interaction with jailboy is hard to beat for making him look like a POS. He starts out by egging Drew on, ridicules him, then also tries to grab credit for trying to save Drew’s soul. It was a bit of a tour de force of his rootless, charmless, shallow “talent”. Wish Glasgow could put a gag order on wormcow.

    Post of the Day!

  128. My goingin back to bed comment was directed at me inability to control the bold or adequately ask admin to fix my problem even after 3 attempts (thanks for deleting those BTW).

    It wasn’t directed at Facs’ Post of the Day comment. In fact, I agree with the assessment of Bucket’s post. It’s fantastic!

  129. I have to say that it sure seems like the prosecution could use the outcome of this mock trial to show that the media attention and information that has been out there has not made it impossible for him to find jurors from our area that wouldn’t automatically vote guilty.

  130. As far as the stupid jail house calls – I say let the guy call Mancow or whoever and act like an ass. Then if he is actually convicted in the case – you bring the tapes in as evidence about his lack of respect for the victim and the system he once was part of and use it to get the maximimum sentence allowed.

  131. You’d think Drew would know this as he’s probably said the following to many people in the past:

    “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of law.”

  132. I agree that it is not impossible to find an impartial jury. With proper screening, a jury can be seated.

    As long as it is not comprised of “lay people,” of course. Fill it with doctors, lawyers, police officers, judges, indian chiefs, you know. Please who can make intelligent, well thought out decisions. We already know “lay people” aren’t capable of doing that. ;-)

  133. You know – I heard more playbacks of Drew’s jokes last night and this morning in the car and I started thinking. Shouldn’t someone tell him that the chair with the seatbelt on it is not a toilet?? Maybe some of the jail workers there are just teasing him to see if they can get him to sit in Old Sparky so they can say “Happy Belated April Fool’s!” after making him think they were going to flip the switch.

  134. I wish there was something else to talk about besides Drew Peterson and his comedy routin on the radio.

  135. Does anyone know whether the searchers are continuing to search the Des Plaines? Or do they have another area they are going to?

    I understand not wanting to make an announcement on the specific area they will be searching, but just wanted to wish them well, if they are going out again this weekend.

  136. Do you happened to know who was the policeman Drew would go with to the hotel Stacy used to work, and the name of the girl/woman working there with Stacy?

  137. Hi Cyrhla. The only partner I can think of offhand is Alex Morelli, but I don’t know what period of time that would have been.

  138. http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.trial.2.1024046.html

    Drew Peterson’s Attorney Asks For New Judge
    Peterson Charged With Homicide Of 3rd Wife, Kathleen Savio

    CHICAGO (CBS) ―

    Drew Peterson’s defense attorney has asked for another new judge to be appointed in Peterson’s murder trial.

    If Joel Brodsky’s motion is granted, the case would have its third judge.

    Last week the Will County state’s attorney had asked that Judge Richard Schoenstedt be removed, on the grounds of bias against the state. Will County Chief Judge Gerald Kinney last Thursday appointed Carla J. Alessio-Policandriotes to oversee the case.

    At the time Brodsky challenged the motion and called it gamesmanship and said he would ask for the new judge to be replaced, but later said Judge Alessio-Policandriotes was someone the defense team could work with.

    “Frankly, we knew very little about this judge that we were assigned to and we tried to find out as much as we could in the short period of time that was given us,” Brodsky said last week. “And the consensus was that we would stay with her.”

    Drew Peterson was involved in the decision to accept a new judge. More important to the defense was avoiding some judges in particular.

    “It turned out that there were too many other choices we didn’t want, so rather than roll the dice, we stayed with his judge,” Brodsky had said. “But what I’ve been able to find out about her in the short period of time that we’ve had is that she is very fair-minded.”

    Brodsky and the defense team have apparently changed their mind and do want a new judge now.

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