Drew Peterson and attorney auction their bikes on eBay

Drew Peterson has got a court date on Thursday. It’s his legal team’s last stab at getting him access to the $220,000 line of credit on his home equity — a complaint that has already been dismissed once. Peterson claims he needs that money for legal fees and trial expenses but odds are that the case will be dismissed again.

So what’s a psuedo-celebrity murder defendant to do when he needs cash and needs it quick? Auction off the Harley on eBay! If you are in the market for a 2007 Harley-Davidson Softail, bidding starts at $50,000. Blue book value would normally be $11,000-$18,000 but  this is Drew Peterson’s bike! The item photo even shows him astride it so you know you’re getting not just any motorcycle, but a bike just oozing with high-profile murder defendant-y goodness.

The item description reads in part, “This is the actual bike owned by Drew Peterson and is now being sold in “as is” condition. Accessories to the bike may be available and will be offered as a package deal to the buyer. Signatures on available accessories possible. This motorcycle is 100% authentic and is being stored in the Chicago area. Serious inquiries only.”

Joel Brodsky’s bike for sale as well
How about if you’re Drew Peterson’s lawyer and not only has your riding-pal been side-lined for the last year, but the gravy train of media exposure dried up with your client’s incarceration? Not to fret. There’s an auction for you too, Joel Brodsky! The starting bid for Brodsky’s bike is a much more realistic $8,500.

So if you have a hankering to wrap your face in a star-spangled bandana and skulk around your neighborhood on Drew Peterson’s bike, here’s your chance. Hurry though, bidding ends on May 13th.

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  1. Signatures on available accessories possible.

    My boyfriend just brought up an interesting point. They are selling the bike for this highly inflated price because it was owned by Drew Peterson, but even as killers go it’s not like he has any sort of collectible/historical “cachet”. He’s not Charles Manson.

    He said, “It’s like trying to market the Atlanta Child Murderer. He’s just a piece of shit.”

  2. The product photo even shows him astride it so you know you’re getting not just any motorcycle, but a bike just oozing with high-profile murder trialy goodness.

    Oozing with high-profile murder trialy goodness lol.

  3. Wouldn’t selling the bike throw a wrench into the amended complaint Drew filed last week?

    18. That there has been no material (change) in Peterson’s assets in that he has substantially same assets now as the time of CHASE’s approval and issuance of his 2005 HELCO, to wit: the unencumbered residence, an SUV, a motorcycle, household furniture, furnishing and miscellaneous personal possessions.

  4. So, his house was “the” place to be and rent out for the hearsay hearings, and that tanked.

    Now, “the” Harley to have is the one that Peterson set his egotistic ass on and wants 50-grand for?

    Hey, the guy has every right to sell off his assets to do with what he pleases, but promoting this particular possession as “the actual bike owned by Drew Peterson” leaves me wanting to know what, exactly, that is supposed to do for the potential buyer? I mean, will the buyer ride around with a jacket emblazoned with Peterson’s pic on the back of it, to remind those that see that he. or she, was stupid enough to pay at least $50,000?

    Okay, then.

  5. Wow. How did you guys find this??

    I wonder when the lightweight aircraft goes on the auction block. Sad thing is someone will probably buy it at some point. I really can’t see anyone thinking it is worth 2x the original price but it’s better than him trying to turn to taxpayers to pay for his defense.

  6. givarat :

    The product photo even shows him astride it so you know you’re getting not just any motorcycle, but a bike just oozing with high-profile murder trialy goodness.

    Oozing with high-profile murder trialy goodness lol.

    Ewwwwwwww Softail’s softail.

  7. I can respect someone liquidating their assets in order to pay their debts. But to imagine that someone would pay $30,000 more for the bike just because it’s Drew’s is just…gross.

  8. I agree Facs. I looked out on eBay and someone is trying to sell a book – “The Joy of Painting” – for $500 with John Wayne Gacy’s name on it in 3 places at the following link => http://tinyurl.com/378cxqo I think people also bought some of his paintings that he did while in jail.

    Creepy sometimes sells… I wouldn’t buy it though…

  9. R-E-S-P-E-C-T you say, Facs? Nothing, and I say NOTHING, about this man and his entourage spell R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

    More like, strike up the band, the circus is in the center ring.

  10. I betcha Joel’s would fetch the higher price.

    The thought of him riding it really is just hilarious to me. No accessories with his, however…the Ray-bans are knock-offs but they’re quite nice so he’s keeping those.

    Getcher motor runnin’……Head out on the highway…..Lookin fo’ adventure….

  11. What would make someone want to be “proud” to overpay for a possession of someone who “thinks” he’s a celebrity because he’s charged with one murder, and has a missing/presumed death wife?

    What’s next? Will his house be listed for sale, with a description of being the last place Stacy Peterson was seen alive?

    What is up with this legal team? Doesn’t ANY of them think there’s something wrong with making Drew appear as though he’s a legend, merely because he’s charged with murder? Are they all nuts?

  12. I’ve been laughing about this for almost an hour. Ebay to the rescue! Or so they think. This just shows how much Drew and his defense team appear to believe that everyone else is a fool except them, and they just can’t seem to accept the fact that everyone is laughing at them behind their collective backs. All I can say is, they must be getting really desperate for money. Too funny,

  13. “This is the actual bike owned by Drew Peterson and is now being sold in “as is” condition.

    Will it go faster? Especially if you pay $50,000 for it? Oh, never mind. It’s not so you go faster. It’s so you look gooooooooood for the 23 year old girls that watch you go by on “Drew’s” bike.

  14. Don’t know about you folks, but if I was even remotely considering paying $50K for a motorcyle that was only worth half that brand new, I would expect it to be in “like new” condition, rather than “as is,” regardless of whom it belonged to. Seriously though, why in the hell would they think it would double in value just because it was Drew’s? If anything, it should be selling for half of what it cost new, or less, just because of the stigma attached, but then they do things backwards anyway.

  15. I wonder how long that auction will be up for as it is against E-Bay rules.

    You can’t make deals outside of E-Bay such as:

    “Accessories to the bike may be available and will be offered as a package deal to the buyer”

    Also what does this ambiguity mean:

    “Signatures on available accessories possible”

  16. JAH, I believe it means they will get Drew Peterson to sign the accessories, but it’s going to cost you extra (as if the $50k isn’t enough).

    Can Joel bring them to the jail for Drew to sign? Maksym claims he couldn’t even bring him a cookie at Christmas…

  17. facsmiley :
    JAH, I believe it means they will get Drew Peterson to sign the accessories, but it’s going to cost you extra (as if the $50k isn’t enough).

    If that’s what it means that is against E-Bay rules too – LOL !

  18. You might have a point there, JAH:

    Listing Techniques that Circumvent eBay’s fee structure
    Members may not use systems or techniques to circumvent eBay fees. Some examples include:

    Offering in a listing the opportunity to purchase the item or other merchandise outside of eBay.

    http://pages.ebay.in/help/sell/policies.html#P8

    But really, that’s just the very least of what is wrong with the listing…

  19. With possible accessories, do they mean the unsold signed cap Drew also had on E-Bay a while back ??

  20. justanotherhen :

    With possible accessories, do they mean the unsold signed cap Drew also had on E-Bay a while back ??

    That was actually signed by Drew for Paula Stark who gave it to her mom, who then attempted to auction it off. It never sold.

  21. Oh, gag me. You know, I really didn’t think it could get any worse. Ha! Just shows how astute I am.
    I will now go on record as saying I do not believe the trial will begin on June 14 as scheduled. This is, IMO, the beginning of an attempt to delay.
    (That’s Flag Day, btw-let’s see who salutes-and who doesn’t).
    I know-the question is why would Drew want to delay? Mayhaps it’s the attorneys who want to get paid, instead. And this list of specialists? No one would demand receipts, would they?
    Like has been posted here recently:his income is a drop in the bucket (sorry, Bucket) as to what money is actually needed.
    So-1 vote for a delaying tactic.

  22. I’m going to toss out another reason why Drew’s Harley is priced so high. It seems to me to be an interesting way to get money tranferred into an account for Drew Peterson’s defense costs, while attempting to duck below the radar. IMO this smells of the Drew Defense Fund (or whatever it was called) which was promptly closed down in 2007, only in a different disguise. Someone just “happens” to see the add and has an extra $50,000 dollars to blow. The money is tranferred through Drew, who now hands it off to Brodsky. This is Chicago, where money exchanges abound! Drew would have to claim the profit portion on the amount, but his taxable income would be minimal. The SS belongs to the kids, and I don’t think he pays taxes on his pension. I smell a rat. I could be wrong, but I think there’s more to this than meets the eye. We’ll have to see if the sale happens at thte last minute and to whom. Could be an interesting money trail.

  23. docsdaughter :

    We’ll have to see if the sale happens at thte last minute and to whom. Could be an interesting money trail.

    Private auction. We’d never know.

    Seriously, though. It seems like a longshot. You might try something like that on Craigslist maybe, but eBay tracks money pretty well. I’m not trying to shoot you down, but now that Joel has confirmed the sale (in a story run by the Tribune who, btw visited our site a few times today, but gave no credit) it would be awfully ballsy for him to implicate himself in a mess like that.

  24. DD – I’m not sure about all of what you said, but he IS taxed on his pension. He’s taxed by the Feds, but not by the State.

    IMO, this motorcycle stunt is no different than them trying to rent out his house to the media for his trial. It’s one thing after another with them. They had a lawyer roundtable recently, and it’s obvious they talked about what ridiculous idea they could come up with next.

  25. IMO, it seems highly likely that it just is what it is and has been over and over. Drew and Joel scheming to monetize Drew’s celebrity. Chicken wings, reality shows, boxing match with Geraldo or Chrissy’s ex, renting out the house, radio interviews, etc. etc.

  26. I’m going to toss out another reason why Drew’s Harley is priced so high. It seems to me to be an interesting way to get money tranferred into an account for Drew Peterson’s defense costs, while attempting to duck below the radar.

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

    Looks like you hit the nail on the head there DD.

    There’s something very askew about this auction and the sale-price of the bike (!!)

  27. Drew’s Peterson’s motorcycle on eBay
    No takers for $50K Harley-Davidson yet

    May 12, 2010
    By JOE HOSEY jhosey@stmedianetwork.com

    JOLIET — A piece of the Drew Peterson — and the Harley-Davidson — lifestyle can be yours if you score the high bid on an eBay auction for his motorcycle.

    Peterson, the serial marrier and accused wife killer now jailed on murder charges for a few days more than a year, has his prized Harley-Davidson on the Internet auction block with a starting price of $50,000.

    While Peterson could use some money to cover his legal expenses, that is not the sole reason for selling the motorcycle, said his attorney, Joel Brodsky of Chicago.

    “First of all, the bike’s been sitting there for over a year now,” said Brodsky, who has his own Harley-Davidson up for sale on eBay as well. The minimum bid for Brodsky’s bike is $8,500.

    “Mine’s got nothing to do with money,” Brodsky said of unloading his motorcycle. “I’m just getting older.”

    Peterson allegedly murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in March 2004, but was not arrested until May 2009. The state police had maintained that Savio accidentally drowned in her bathtub but changed their tune when Peterson’s next wife, Stacy Peterson, vanished in October 2007.

    Peterson and Stacy owned matching Harleys and rode together before she mysteriously disappeared. State police suspect that Peterson had a hand in possibly slaying Stacy but have not charged him with harming her.

    The day the state police finally arrested Peterson on murder charges, the former Bolingbrook cop spent a good deal of time tooling around town on his motorcycle. He also cut a dashing figure in the days following Stacy’s disappearance by roaring away from his home astride the Harley with an American flag bandana covering his face.

    High price
    The website Justice Cafe, a blog devoted to the Peterson case, broke the news of the Internet auction. The motorcycle was listed on eBay by Jim McGovern, who said he is an investigator for another of Peterson’s lawyers, Ralph Meczyk of Chicago. The listing boasts that “this is the actual bike owned by Drew Peterson,” which must count for something, as the original manufacturer’s suggested retail price is only $24,995.

    Brodsky insists the bike is valuable even without the Peterson connection.

    “It’s a collector’s item, in addition to being Drew Peterson’s motorcycle,” he said. “If the person who buys it doesn’t care where it comes from, that’s fine, too.”

    And just because Peterson is selling this motorcycle — and facing what would surely amount to a life sentence in prison if convicted on the murder charges — does not mean he does not plan to ride another day.

    “When he gets out he can always buy another one,” Brodsky said. “They’re not going to stop selling Harleys.”

    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/bolingbrooksun/news/2262344,4_1_JO12_PETERSON_S1-100512.article

    Thanks Joe, for the nod!

  28. Brodsky insists the bike is valuable even without the Peterson connection.

    “It’s a collector’s item, in addition to being Drew Peterson’s motorcycle,” he said. “If the person who buys it doesn’t care where it comes from, that’s fine, too.”

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

    Here’s Joel contradicting himself again as why would anyone pay $ 50.000.00 for a bike worth $ 25.000.00 if they didn’t care it belonged to Drew Peterson !

  29. With his first-degree murder trial looming and nowhere to go while jailed on $20 million bond, Drew Peterson has placed his Harley-Davidson motorcycle up for sale on eBay.

    Asking price? $50,000 with the “possible” option of having Peterson autograph it the accessories.

    Mod Edit\ The Trib story had a factual error. The listing does not offer signing of the bike itself.

  30. “He’s not using it this summer,” Brodsky said.

    Really? No long rides in the sun, wind in his face, letting the road take him where it will? Huh.

  31. I have to admit, I thought this was the brainchild of Maksym. I never thought that the attorneys who recently joined the DP team would be part of this nonsense. Maksym, yeah, I figured he’d be behind it, and Brodsky, but not Greenberg or Meczyk. I thought they were going to bring some class to the team. Guess I was getting ahead of myself.

  32. “When he gets out he can always buy another one,” Brodsky said.

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

    Forever optimistic that Joel !

  33. rescueapet :
    I have to admit, I thought this was the brainchild of Maksym. I never thought that the attorneys who recently joined the DP team would be part of this nonsense. Maksym, yeah, I figured he’d be behind it, and Brodsky, but not Greenberg or Meczyk. I thought they were going to bring some class to the team. Guess I was getting ahead of myself.

    Regardless what they say in the Press, these lawyers need to secure some sort of payment or money to conduct their Defense and suing the various Financial Institutions, Money Lenders, Insurance Companies hasn’t paid any dividends so far (!!), so maybe they are now looking around to liquidate some of Drews more prized posessions (!!

    As Brodsky already stated – “Drew is not going to use his motorbike this summer” (!!)

  34. Joe rocks. I hope there will be another book on the way…..

    I’m not surprised about the Tribune pinching the story w/out credit. I’d noticed over the past two-and-a-half years that they generally didn’t have any stories of their own and at least now and again would try to raise unfounded controversy by way of their unique contribution. My opinion, of course.

  35. I see the good news for DP this a.m. is that they’ve got a bid for $100 over the reserve. The bad news is the bid was made by Nicholas Cage.

  36. Yeah, everything about the defense of Drew Peterson is gross. Still shocked that Joe pointed out Meczyk, one of the recent attorney additions, is even connected with this absurd posting. I don’t think being part of Peterson trying to capitalize on his notoriety, that stems from the death of his children’s mother, is anything to be proud of.

    Is that what they laughed and chuckled about when they were meeting at Tavern on Rush recently to discuss Peterson’s defense? At his expense, no less, since Maksym has food listed as legal expenses in the Chase amended motion.

  37. Heh, NBC is even worse than the Trib when it comes to ripping of the story from us. They snagged the exact quote from the listing that I used, and even the $11,000 -$18,000 blue book figure that I admit I kinda pulled out of my ass. The worst is that they say Drew is headed to court on Thursday, I guess because we mentioned the HELOC motion hearing tomorrow (I don’t think he’ll be in court for that).

    http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/Drew-Petersons-Harley-is-For-Sale-93571799.html

  38. Hmmmm 1 bid… must be from the defense lawyers …

    private listing – bidders’ identities protected US $50,000.00 May-12-10 08:11:52

    PDT

  39. JB still has no bids… so they lowered the starting bid… and extended the deadline :) Way To Go

    Bid history: 0 bids[Refresh]

    Starting bid: US $8,000.00

  40. Hmmm, reserve still isn’t met yet though. Which seems odd since you can “buy it now” for only 100 over the starting bid. If they wanted the bike, why not bid $100 more and just purchase the foul thing?

  41. facsmiley :
    Heh, NBC is even worse than the Trib when it comes to ripping of the story from us. They snagged the exact quote from the listing that I used, and even the $11,000 -$18,000 blue book figure that I admit I kinda pulled out of my ass. The worst is that they say Drew is headed to court on Thursday, I guess because we mentioned the HELOC motion hearing tomorrow (I don’t think he’ll be in court for that).
    http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/Drew-Petersons-Harley-is-For-Sale-93571799.html

    ROFL @ your Bluebook estimate’s origins.

  42. I mean, what’s the reserve if it hasn’t been met yet but you can buy the bike for $50,100? $50,050?

    Reserve not met

    Current bid: US $50,000.00

  43. It’s going to be hard going to sell a motorcycle when bidders have no idea where it is…

    Item Location: somewhere, United States

    That’s from Joel’s auction, BTW.

  44. You know what sh*ts they are. They’ll probably withdrew it and will continue the sale privately, stiffing ebay.

  45. Yes, Ask the Defense Team …

    What is your highest bid? …

    Does DP need Approval of the Court for this sale?

  46. facsmiley :It’s going to be hard going to sell a motorcycle when bidders have no idea where it is…

    Item Location: somewhere, United States

    This is Joel’s auction, BTW.

    Location Instructions
    Shipping
    Flight type: One Way|More flight search options
    Leaving from: Chicago, Illinois
    Going to: Wilmette, Illinois

  47. Wow. He actually got a bid. I’m surprised yet not surprised. I mean – people have purchased paintings by John Wayne Gacy. I wonder if the bike will be reposted for sale above $50K if Drew is convicted. And I wonder if that means Drew will put other items up for auction to help pay his fees. Imagine how much his bed would go for! I will never figure this world out…

  48. Well, TAI, as I said, he has every right to sell off whatever he wants, whenever he wants, but the sickening aspect of it, of course, is that it is listed as “Drew Peterson’s.”

    If the bid is legitimate, how even more sad is it that someone with that kind of money wouldn’t use that substantial sum in a humanitarian way? Or even pass it on to his own children or other family members? But, to use it to buy a murder defendant’s Harley?

    Argh.

  49. Didn’t someone buy a few Gacy paintings and then burn them? Wouldn’t it be nice to be in the financial position to do that with Drew’s machine?

  50. Many of Gacy’s paintings were sold at auction after his execution. Nineteen were put up for sale, prices ranging from $195, for an acrylic painting of a bird, to $9500 for a depiction of dwarfs playing baseball against the Chicago Cubs.Some bought Gacy’s paintings to destroy them. A bonfire in Naperville, Illinois in June 1994 was attended by 300 people, including family members of nine victims who watched 25 of the paintings burn.

  51. OMG! 50K? for that bike? He is truly out of his mind. Same goes for anyone who would pay that!

  52. I think that bid has to be a phony one. If you really wanted that bike and had the option to “buy now” for $50,100, why would you bid only $100 less and take the chance that someone else outbids you? It doesn’t make any sense.

  53. I’m with you guys about the phony bid. I think there’s smarter people out there than the Peterson crew give them credit for. I guess it’s just what they’re used to though.

  54. facsmiley :I think that bid has to be a phony one. If you really wanted that bike and had the option to “buy now” for $50,100, why would you bid only $100 less and take the chance that someone else outbids you? It doesn’t make any sense.

    ~~~~
    Q. Why should anyone believe that this is not their own defense team bid? …

    A. The defense team can easily prove this is a litigimate arms-length cash buyer…

    by revealing the buyer’s information along with the terms and conditions of alleged bid/purchase offer :)

  55. Saw this on FB:

    Candlelight Vigil on May 15th for Lisa Stebic’s Birthday

    Please join us for a candlelight vigil on Saturday, May 15th at 7 p.m.
    We will gather at the gazebo near Lisa’s home, at the intersection of Red Star Drive and Blakely in Plainfield, IL.

    We are asking the community to send Birthday Cards and/or e-mailed Birthday wishes to Lisa, describing how much she is still missed…and how she will NEVER be forgotten!
    Lisa was so loved in her community, as a special “Lunch Lady” at the Lincoln Elementary School. We encourage those who knew Lisa to share their special memories, in writing. These will be kept and cherished by the family.

    These cards and wishes will also be read aloud and displayed during a subsequent Birthday Candlelight Vigil, to be held in Lisa’s honor, on Saturday, May 15th, near what should have been her upcoming 41st birthday, in May.

    Birthday e-wishes may be e-mailed to FindLisaStebic@gmail.com or posted here on the website. Birthday cards may be sent to a specially-designated P.O. Box, courtesy of the Plainfield UPS Store:

    FindLisaStebic.com
    13400 S. RTE 59
    Suite #116, Box #354
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    http://www.findlisastebic.com/index/

  56. facsmiley :I think that bid has to be a phony one. If you really wanted that bike and had the option to “buy now” for $50,100, why would you bid only $100 less and take the chance that someone else outbids you? It doesn’t make any sense.

    I agree Facs. Anyone of us, or anyone anywhere, could have placed that bid with no obligation to purchase since the reserve has not been met. Something is rotten in the State of Denmark, imo.

  57. Heh, picked up by the AP:

    As former cop waits to stand trial for murder, he tries to sell motorcycle on eBay
    By Associated Press

    2:26 p.m. CDT, May 12, 2010

    CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Peterson isn't just in jail waiting to stand trial for murder. He's also on eBay trying to sell his motorcycle.

    The former suburban Chicago police officer who is accused in the 2004 slaying of his 3rd wife, Kathleen Savio, is, through his attorneys, trying to sell his 2007 Harley-Davidson Springer Softail.

    In the ad that includes a photograph of him sitting on the motorcycle, Peterson is asking for $50,100.

    By Wednesday afternoon, the ad had been viewed more than 3,300 times and there'd even been a bid of $50,000. Peterson's attorney Joel Brodsky says he's confident if that's the only bid, Peterson would seriously consider it.

    Brodsky says Peterson decided to sell the motorcycle because he figures he won't be able to ride it at least until his trial is over.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/sns-ap-il–drewpeterson-motorcycle,0,81001.story

  58. And yeah, what’s $100 when compared to $50,000. More like two pounds off of an elephant, as we used to say in real estate.

  59. facsmiley :Heh, picked up by the AP:

    As former cop waits to stand trial for murder, he tries to sell motorcycle on eBayBy Associated Press
    2:26 p.m. CDT, May 12, 2010
    CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Peterson isn’t just in jail waiting to stand trial for murder. He’s also on eBay trying to sell his motorcycle.
    The former suburban Chicago police officer who is accused in the 2004 slaying of his 3rd wife, Kathleen Savio, is, through his attorneys, trying to sell his 2007 Harley-Davidson Springer Softail.
    In the ad that includes a photograph of him sitting on the motorcycle, Peterson is asking for $50,100.
    By Wednesday afternoon, the ad had been viewed more than 3,300 times and there’d even been a bid of $50,000. Peterson’s attorney Joel Brodsky says he’s confident if that’s the only bid, Peterson would seriously consider it.
    Brodsky says Peterson decided to sell the motorcycle because he figures he won’t be able to ride it at least until his trial is over.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/sns-ap-il–drewpeterson-motorcycle,0,81001.story

    Well, I guess he would if it’s only $100 less than the buy it now, although I seriously doubt it’s a serious bid, since there’s no obligation. Somebody is either pulling a prank I bet, or bid schilling, which is against eBay policy.

  60. How does the “selling” of this bike effect the lawsuit by the Savio family ?

    Wasn’t this bike acquired from the proceeds of Kathleens Estate, which entitlements are now in dispute ??

  61. facsmiley :
    I imagine it would be worked out in $ if there comes a time when he needs to pay up.

    Would it be that simple ?? – LOL

    Perhaps the money has to go into Escrow until the Estate matters are resolved ? ……

  62. If Drew starts selling off all “his” possessions with the money disappearing into the big black Defense hole, feeding a team of Lawyers etc and he gets his house encumbered by $ 200.000.00 via the Heloc-money, he’d surely have the last laugh when it comes to pay up time (!!)

  63. In my opinion, and I could be way off base with this, but I believe if Drew is found guilty and never sees the outside world as a free man again, The Savio family will be happy even if the money and material items are gone, as long as the children are taken care of. They want justice for Kathleen more than money or possessions. So I believe that Drew may be laughing when it comes time to pay up, but it will be the Savio’s who will have the most peace and in the end the last laugh, as Drew will have lost his freedom as well as his possessions.

  64. Yesterday I sent a question to the seller about some things regarding the sale and have still received no answer.

    Makes the sale/lone bid even more suspect. If they truly want to sell the bike, why wouldn’t they respond to queries?

  65. thinkaboutit2 :

    Another take on the story is at AOL News (too long to post): http://tinyurl.com/2eumnlw

    The motorcycle auction listing has not gone unnoticed by the media, which picked up on it after the website Justice Cafe, an Internet blog devoted to the Peterson cases, broke the news . It also caught the attention of Andy Kahan, a Houston crime victim advocate and staunch opponent of “murderabilia.”

    Thanks to David Lohr for giving us credit. :)
    Thanks, TAI for linking.

  66. More from the AOL story which is very good:

    “…Here’s the reality: The key word is ‘suspect,’ ” Kahan explained. “Notoriety for profit and Son of Sam laws don’t kick in unless [someone is] convicted.”

    Kahan also said he would not be surprised if someone actually buys the bike. “I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff for sale, and I’ve seen a lot of bizarre people purchase stuff associated with infamous individuals.”

    He could be right. Eric Gein, owner of Serial Killers Ink, one of the top-selling murderabilia outlets on the Internet, says the bike would make for a great collector’s piece.

    “I would love to own Peterson’s bike, and I’ve never even rode a bike,” Gein told AOL News, adding, “The fact that it is tied to a case that has America’s attention is the only reason it holds my interest.”

    Gein believes that if Peterson’s Harley does sell, it will most likely go to a collector of true-crime memorabilia, rather than a motorcycle enthusiast.

    “The fact that it is for sale shows the interest Americans have in true crime,” Gein said. “Maybe John Walsh will pick it up and put it on display [at the D.C. crime museum]. It would look pretty cool next to [Ted] Bundy’s Volkswagen.”

  67. charmed4sr :

    In my opinion, and I could be way off base with this, but I believe if Drew is found guilty and never sees the outside world as a free man again, The Savio family will be happy even if the money and material items are gone, as long as the children are taken care of. They want justice for Kathleen more than money or possessions. So I believe that Drew may be laughing when it comes time to pay up, but it will be the Savio’s who will have the most peace and in the end the last laugh, as Drew will have lost his freedom as well as his possessions.

    Amen.

  68. I’m really liking Mr Kahan.

    I’m thinking Gein (is that his real or black memorabilia trading name?)is wrong about it ever being worth $50,000. Droopy’s just *another* inadequate woman-and-child abusing pig. There’s plenty….and Drew will go down in history, probably in a rhyme, as Brodsky’s boyfriend. Funny how time distorts the story. :D

  69. Defense motions could delay Peterson trial

    May 13, 2010
    By JOE HOSEY jhosey@stmedianetwork.com

    JOLIET — Drew Peterson’s jury is supposed to be picked in exactly a month and a day, but his lawyers are poised to launch a barrage of paperwork that could push back the disgraced former cop’s murder trial.

    “These motions aren’t filed to delay the start of the trial,” said Joseph “Shark” Lopez, one of the six lawyers representing the accused wife-killer. “They’re filed for the purpose of protecting Mr. Peterson’s life under the Constitution.”

    Another of Peterson’s lawyers, Joel Brodsky, said the defense team has prepared at least nine motions to be presented to Judge Stephen White.

    “That’s not unusual for a case of this complexity,” Brodsky said. “There’s a lot of issues we have to get resolved before trial.”

    Lopez said he could not go into detail about the motions as they must be filed under seal.

    “I’d love to talk about the substance of these motions but I don’t think it would be appropriate at this time,” he said. “I can tell you one thing: They’ll be very interesting.”

    Lopez did shed a bit of light on the confidential court filings, saying, “These motions attack some of the evidence” and that they “narrow the issues.” He also said prosecutors might have already received them and that they will be battled over in court.

    “These motions will require evidentiary hearings,” Lopez said.Charles B. Pelkie, the spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office, said prosecutors are primed to pick a jury June 14 and that they “will deal with any motions as they’re filed.”

    Murder charge
    Peterson allegedly murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in March 2004. The state police insisted Savio accidentally drowned in her bathtub until Peterson’s next wife, Stacy Peterson, mysteriously vanished in October 2007. State police then suddenly zoomed in on Peterson as a suspect in Savio’s death and arrested him a year and a half later.

    State police also suspect Peterson may have had a hand in slaying the missing Stacy, but have not done anything as drastic as charging him with harming her.

    Peterson, unable to make his $20 million bond, has languished in jail for the last year and six days waiting for his murder trial to start. And after all this time, according to Brodsky, he can’t wait to get in front of a jury.

    “He’s more confident than ever,” Brodsky said. “He’s looking forward to the weakness of the state’s case being revealed.”

    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/bolingbrooksun/news/2267654,4_1_JO13_PETERSON_S1-100513.article

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