Drew Peterson asks to get out of jail – again

Drew Peterson’s attorneys filed a motion today appealing the decision to keep Peterson detained while awaiting a decision on hearsay evidence. Peterson asked to be released last August as well, but was denied.

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73 thoughts on “Drew Peterson asks to get out of jail – again

  1. Is it weird that the motion refers to the accused as “Drew” throughout the legal document? Is it more customary to say “Mr. Peterson” or just “Peterson”?

    just seems odd to me…

  2. I wonder if the defense has ever read these 5 motions?

    5. Motion to Compel State’s Attorney to Drop His Accent: Being a New Yorker in a Texas court is rough, but being a British prosecutor might be worse. This motion is at the bottom of our list because it was not actually filed. It just made the rounds via Internet thanks to this bloke.
    The rest of the motions on our list were actually filed though. Unbelievably.

    4. A Surprisingly Smutty Motion to Dismiss: An excerpt from this motion filed in the Southern District of Florida: “Not wanting to push her too fast, he rode her easy…. She got hot and wet, but too wet.” Defense attorney Jack Kallen channeled Danielle Steele for this motion about a defective sailboat.

    3. Motion to Compel Defense Counsel to Wear Appropriate Shoes at Trial: Motions from Flori-duh courts grace this list twice. This pleading has less smut and more sole.

    2. Plaintiffs’ Motion for a [sic] Honest and Honorable Court System: You don’t have to sweet talk your judge, but it’s good practice not to refer to her as a “brainless coward.” Arizona attorney Taj Oladiran ended his highly unusual motion by telling Judge Susan Bolton they would “meet again you know where,” followed by a smiley face. With further reporting, we discovered that Taj supposedly meant court, not hell.

    1. Best. Motion to Continue. Ever.: In Alabama, Lady Justice may wear a cheerleader’s uniform. Crimson Tide-loving defense attorneys asked for a time delay on their trial due to a BCS Championship Game. The judge granted it. Even though he’s an Auburn fan.

    http://abovethelaw.com/2009/12/the-five-best-motions-of-the-year-/#more

  3. The motion filed today claims numerous times that Drew is being denied his right to a speedy trial. Maybe the appellate justices will remind his defense that Drew waived that right almost two years ago:

    Drew Peterson’s murder trial won’t be going ahead next month as planned, after he waived his right to a speedy trial today.

    During a hearing at the Joliet courthouse, Peterson attorney Joel Brodsky told Judge Stephen White that the defense team needs more time to review some 40,000 pages of evidence.

    Peterson was scheduled to stand trial Aug. 24 on charges that he murdered his ex-wife Kathleen Savio in 2004. But White canceled that trial date today, after asking Peterson whether he understood that he was giving up his right to a speedy trial.

    Peterson, wearing blue jail scrubs, stared down at his lap and replied “Yes, your honor.

    http://petersonstory.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/drew-peterson-waives-right-to-speedy-trial-lawyer-charges-improper-conduct-with-regard-to-fiancee/

  4. Page 3 number 16 says Steven lives in Oak Brook with his wife and child. on the last page J.B. signed that all statements are true and correct. NOT.

  5. Nice catch, Grandam. Much of this motion seems to be regurgitated from the July 2010 one as well as the May 2009 motion to reduce bail.

  6. Hmm. It also says, on page 1, that Peterson has now been denied his constitutional and statutory rights to a speedy trial for eleven months, since July 7, 2010.

    No wonder I heard Channel 7 news say he’s been detained for “eleven” months. I was wondering how they got that wrong, since he’s been cooling his jets for two years. It makes sense now. Guess it was a rush job to get it filed, without properly proof reading it. Par for the course.

    Eleven months vs twenty-four months. What’s the difference? Guess there is no difference in this attorney’s mind.

  7. Do you get to reset your right to a speedy trial when you waive that right??

    And why do I keep hearing Brodsky’s voice on Fox saying something like “an extra day or two isn’t going to make a difference for Drew while he’s in jail”?

  8. 18.Drew is currently retired, and his only source of income is his pension from
    the Bolingbrook Police Department, which is approximately $6,000.00 per
    month. He has no substantial savings or investment accounts.

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

    Considering he has so many family members and a home to keep without any substantial income or savings as pointed out in # 18, makes you wonder how he has been paying his team of Lawyers all this time – or are they all “Pro Bono” ?

  9. 10.
    There is nothing to suggest that Drew Peterson would be a danger to anyone
    if released. Regardless of whatever the general perception may be, or any gut
    feelings regarding his past activities may be.

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

    And what exactly is the “general perception” or whose “gut feelings” is Joel referring to ?

    Isn’t using the term “general perception” or “gut feelings” in a legal document supposed to be “hearsay” ?

  10. Oh and the children live in Bolingbrook and Steven lives with his wife and baby in Oak Brook, so according to this document, the minor children are obviously looking after themselves all this time – hmmmmm !

  11. Why wouldn’t Drew have signed it? Can’t Brodsky visit him in jail and get him to sign things instead of signing it himself with “One of His Lawyers) under the line? And the other thing that doesn’t make sense is that Drew is not being held without bond – so he could get out of jail if he came up with his bond. It seems to me that it would make more sense for them to request a lower bond again. IIRC that request was appealed once but I don’t recall them appealing it to the next level.

    Plus – I was never aware of his legal team filing anything to rescind his waiver to a speedy trial. I don’t think that is something that you get to turn on and off without some sort of formality (if you are allowed to at all). Drew’s lawyers could have had him have a speedy trial way back when he was first charged instead of waiving that right because they said they were not ready.

    On a side note – the appeals process took 18 months in the case of the drunk driver in Oswego that killed 5 teens and they obviously are not ranking Drew’s case above all others. He is not the only person waiting for a decision on an appeal and is not special as far as the courts are concerned.

  12. I took a look at some of the recent appellate opinions and most of the cases they pertain to go back to 2007 or 2008. So, there seems to be a large backlog of appeals to be decided ahead of Drew’s. I understand completely why Drew wouldn’t like sitting in jail while awaiting the decision since normally detainees are allowed their freedom during the lengthy process, but Judge White already decided that there were “compelling reasons” to keep Drew in jail. His defense team appealed to the justices once, and they agreed with Judge White’s decision. Since that time, none of the circumstances have changed, so what’s the basis for this new motion?

    IMO, it’s just Joel making sure the case stays in the news. Chicken Wings, Date With Drew, blah blah blah…

  13. 18.Drew is currently retired, and his only source of income is his pension from the Bolingbrook Police Department, which is approximately $6,000.00 per month. He has no substantial savings or investment accounts.

    Yup, yup, yup…

    Mancow Muller: He’s broke! You’re never going to get paid.

    Joel Brodsky: Oh, I’ll get paid. Drew not only was a police officer but he was a business man. He owned a bar. He had a printing company. He had a photography company. He had, if I recall, five different businesses. All were profitable.

    And let’s not forget that at any given time Drew has up to $25,000 cash squirreled away in the house in case someone gets the urge to fly the coop…

  14. First review I’ve seen of “Waiting for Drew Peterson”:

    Twins Pam and Sue both dream of becoming the fifth wife of Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook police sergeant suspected of killing wives three and four. The sisters divide their time between manifesting a Drew-ful future by thanking the universe for it in advance a la The Secret and recording their podcast dedicated to the man and his previous wives–“two of whom,” they point out, “aren’t dead or missing.” The deeply creepy script by Nancy Friedrich and Amy Speckien brilliantly satirizes our obsession with fame and our faith in wishful thinking. The performances are deliriously funny–particularly Friedrich’s as Pam, whose twisted ditziness suggests equal parts Gracie Allen and an escaped mental patient. –Zac Thompson

    http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/Event?oid=3760345

  15. The deeply creepy script by Nancy Friedrich and Amy Speckien brilliantly satirizes our obsession with fame and our faith in wishful thinking. The performances are deliriously funny–particularly Friedrich’s as Pam, whose twisted ditziness suggests equal parts Gracie Allen and an escaped mental patient. –Zac Thompson

    Maybe it’s more like Peterson and his lead attorney are the ones that are obsessed with fame and have faith in wishful thinking. Maybe it’s more like Peterson’s and his lead attorney’s weird relationship with an obsessed, twisted, ditzy Gracie-Allen like woman is what floats their boat, but certainly not the rest of the local population, or otherwise. Although, it’s easy to say that most of us do have faith that the truth will prevail in the findings of how Kathleen Savio really died, and it’s our wishful thinking that Stacy Peterson’s disappearance will be brought to light.

    They say art imitates life, and that is all well and good, but I believe the majority of us are clearly focused on seeing, first off, Kathleen Savio’s sudden, mysterious death brought to the forefront and heard by a jury for the truth-seeking facts, rather than even consider being obsessed with a pig that makes most of us want to puke. Secondly, the circumstances of the equally sudden, mysterious disappearance of Stacy Peterson needs to be investigated and heard as well.

    Is this all riveting? Of course. It’s a local case involving a (presumably) likeable ex-sergeant, completely and fully turned into a media phenomenon by none other than a fame obsessed, wishful thinking murder defendant and his lead attorney.

    As to the story line of this satirical play, certainly it can’t be pooh poohed, since I’ve seen the likes of it with my own eyes right here on this world-wide web of blogs. Fame whores and what-nots have come and gone in Peterson’s life since he misplaced his young wife, and a groupie that goes beyond being obsessed has taken up his cause.

    Me? Like I said. He’s such a low-lying sewer rat, he’d make most anyone’s skin crawl, me thinks.

  16. “Waiting for Drew Peterson” **1/2

    “If we get our facts wrong don’t blame us, blame the media and the internet,” reads the disclaimer (delivered via cue cards and a dance routine) that was added to this show at the last minute when co-creators Nancy Friedrich, Amy Speckien and Scott Goldstein learned that Drew Peterson’s legal team intended to attend. One of Peterson’s lawyers was indeed in the audience on opening night, laughing with the rest of us, and later reportedly telling the staff at the Annoyance Theater that he enjoyed the show. Honestly, it’s hard to what to make of that.

    Friedrich and Speckien play a pair of batty sisters who are convinced the former Bolingbrook police officer is innocent of killing his third and fourth wife. “He reminds me of Dad,” says Friedrich’s bizarro sister. “The grey hair, the mustache … the violence.”

    The show (directed by Goldstein) also lands few well-placed jabs at celebrity culture, infamy and the Oprah-endorsed gobbledygook wish fulfillment promised by “The Secret.” Friedrich is the creepier sister to Speckien’s chirpy know-it-all mean girl, who invariably gets her facts wrong and envisions a life of fame and fortune when she marries Peterson. The show is a bit of a mess (intentionally so, I think) and it could use more focus and bite, but it is suitable twisted and funny enough to make even Peterson’s defense lawyer laugh.

    Chicago Tribune

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/ct-ott-0610-on-the-fringe-20110609,0,3513517.story

  17. Gee, Rescue. I sure wish we knew which defense lawyer! One could surmise that some might be more easily amused than others. ;)

  18. Doggies – yeah, but can you just picture the bug eyed Gracie Allen-like ditz that sucks up to this defense lawyer and his murder defendant client?

    I can, and that’s what amuses me. ;-) back at you sweetie!

  19. LOL! I can,I can! Beam me up, Rescue! I’ve got a theater yen! Too bad it’s not a musical, hmm? Can’t you just see Broadway Joel and Drewpy Pete breaking into song? “You” rhymes so beautifully with “Drew!” And I have to thank you for the teasing. You wouldn’t know, but I had a heart attack Monday night, and also found out while in the hospital that I’m an insulin-dependent diabetic. You have no idea how good it felt to smile again.

  20. Oh, Doggies, I am so sorry to hear about your medical conditions!!! Please know that we all here wish the best for you.

    I am so glad to hear you had a chance to catch a smile over these silly boobs. As we like to say, you just can’t make this stuff up.

    Have a speedy recovery and good luck to you.

  21. Just a reminder that we will never share info on any of the people who comment on our blog (not without a subpoena, that is).

    Also, please don’t email us with your personal documents as an attempt to prove your identity to us. We still won’t share any information about our commenters with you and we don’t want to see your private papers!

    If you have any doubts, just take a look at this email exchange from a person who just did not get it.

  22. Mine worked in Firefox, but it does take a long time for it to load. Minutes. So, hang in there, even if you think it’s not working.

    Yes, his final thoughts were to quote his late mother. Nice.

  23. Thanks for that link and for all the work you’ve done (and continue to do) on this blog. I can’t post often but I continue to come here and read.

  24. Today is Kathleen Savio’s birthday. Today the decision should also be handed down (again) about whether or not Drew stays in jail while awaiting the hearsay appeal decision.

  25. Rob Lowe!?? Rob Lowe!?? Wow. Bizarre casting choice. Too bad Bert Lahr is no longer with us.

    Rob Lowe To Play Suspected Wife Killer Drew Peterson In Lifetime Movie; Kaley Cuoco To Co-Star As Missing Wife #4

    By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Tuesday June 14, 2011 @ 12:36pm PDT

    EXCLUSIVE: The story of Drew Peterson, charged with the death of his third wife after the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife, is coming to television, with Rob Lowe playing the charismatic, womanizing Chicago-area police officer. Also cast in the project is The Big Bang star Kaley Cuoco as Peterson’s fourth wife, 23-year-old Stacy, who was 30 years his junior.

    In May 2010, after the mysterious disappearance of Stacy, Peterson seemingly basked in the attention from the national media while denying any connection to Stacy’s disappearance. But after following up on tips from a neighbor, the authorities arrested Peterson and indicted him for the murder of his previous wife, Kathleen. Her 2004 death – Kathleen was found drowned in an empty bathtub – had been initially ruled an accident but upon exhumation and second forensic examination, that was changed to homicide.

    Peterson is currently in prison awaiting trial. The movie, tentative titled The Drew Peterson Story aka Ladykiller, will explore the two cases and any possible connections between them. It was written by Teena Booth, who also penned Lifetime’s movies about the unsolved disappearance of another young girl, Natalee Holloway. It was based on the nonfiction book Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Drew Peterson by Joseph Hosey, a reporter with Chicago area’s Herald News who has followed closely the Drew Peterson case. Judith Verno (The Craigslist Killer, Natalee Holloway) will executive produce the film, produced by Peace Out Prods. Both, Lowe, repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment, and Cuoco, repped by SDB Partners and Brillstein, will shoot the movie while on hiatus from their comedy series, NBC’s Parks and Recreation and CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, respectively.

    http://www.deadline.com/2011/06/rob-lowe-to-play-suspected-wife-killer-drew-peterson-in-lifetime-movie-kaley-cuoco-to-co-star-as-missing-wife-4/

  26. Burt Lahr, or a look a like would be my first choice, I will never be able to look at Rob Lowe again,,,,,GAG……Barf

  27. Drew Peterson Book By Me Is Going To Be A Lifetime Movie Starring Rob Lowe

    My book “Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson” is going to be a Lifetime movie starring Rob Lowe as Drew.

    I knew they were making my book Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson into a movie, but I just found out Rob Lowe is going to be starring in it as Drew.

    So that’s kind of cool.

    I have to say, it’s an interesting choice. They’re really going to have to ugly him up, but that’s showbiz, I guess.

    At any rate, Kaley Cuoco is going to play Stacy. Apparently she’s on a TV show called the Big Bang Theory. I’m going to have to start watching more television.

    And so should you. Especially the Lifetime channel on the night the Fatal Vows movie comes out.

    I hope Drew gets to see it too, but I read somewhere that he doesn’t get to pick what they watch in the jail. Maybe if he behaves himself the guards will let him.

    http://shorewood-il.patch.com/articles/drew-peterson-book-by-me-is-going-to-be-a-lifetime-movie-starring-rob-lowe

  28. Man – You know Drew’s chest is all pumped up hearing who will play him in the TV movie.

  29. Forget for a moment that Lowe is way more attractive than the Peterson, who is 10 years his senior, with gray hair and a mustache. (Please let Rob Lowe have gray hair and a mustache!) I think this will be an interesting role for him on his Parks and Recreation hiatus. Thanks to his innate likability and charm, we’ll buy that these young women fall for him. But because he has his own interesting past (albeit nothing like Peterson’s), we’re also open to the possibility that he’s capable of doing things that need to be hidden.

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/06/14/rob-lowe-drew-peterson-lifetime-movie/

  30. The commentaries about Rob Lowe playing the murder defendant get wittier by the minute:

    chicagotribune.com
    SHOW PATROL
    Rob Lowe as Drew Peterson? What the?!

    By Curt Wagner

    RedEye

    6:33 PM CDT, June 14, 2011

    I’m not saying that an actor can’t ugly up to play a role, but this news is ridiculous: Rob Lowe will star as accused wife killer Drew Peterson in Lifetime’s TV movie “The Drew Peterson Story, aka Lady Killer.”

    Ahhh, Lifetime, I do love your torn-from-the-headlines movies, cheesy as they might be. But I can’t see forever sexy Lowe putting on a ‘stache–and pounds–to play the former Bolingbrook cop who is awaiting trial for the alleged murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

    Have you seen the real Drew Peterson? If Lowe pulls this off, someone deserves an Emmy. (Maybe the make-up artist?)

    A side rant, too, if I may: Does the notoriously arrogant Peterson need this ego boost? I imagine he’s sitting in jail smiling about this bit of news.

    Anyway, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is based on Joseph Hosey’s book, “Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Drew Peterson.” To fill you in, Kathleen Savio was found drowned in an empty bathtub in 2004. Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy, went missing in 2007. Peterson has denied involvement in both cases.

    Kaley Cuoco of “The Big Bang Theory” will play Stacy, according to THR.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/redeye-rob-lowe-to-play-drew-peterson-20110614,0,3302109.story

  31. http://www.wgntv.com/topic/wgntv-peterson-lowe-june14,0,5336069.story

    WGN-TV News Desk WGN News

    7:54 p.m. CDT, June 14, 2011
    The cast is set for Lifetime’s TV movie, “The Drew Peterson Story” and in the role of Drew Peterson: former brat-packer Rob Lowe.

    Peterson’s lawyer Joel Brodsky spoke to Peterson Tuesday night from his jail cell about the movie. Peterson told him, “If I was ever in a movie, I was hoping that I would be portrayed by Denzel Washington, but I guess Rob Lowe is O.K.. However, only Al Lewis could portray State’s Attorney James Glasgow.” Actor Al Lewis may be best known for his role as Grandpa Munster in the TV series, “The Munsters.”

  32. Has Rob Lowe suffered some facial setbacks that I am not aware of?

    Of course, they can do a lot with makeup and special effects now … latex masks and all that.

  33. Welcome to the many new readers today. We hope you’ll continue to make us your destination for updates to the cases of Kathleen Savio and Stacy Peterson. We’ll do our best not to disappoint you.

  34. D.P said, he hoped to be played by Denzel Washington. Anyone see the movie, Training day? Denzel played the part of a killer and crupt cop. Does that mean there’s some part truths in everything he says?
    Why the comparision?

  35. Great comeback from Joe Hosey after Brodsky criticized the accuracy of his book. :-)

    Some of the men and women quoted in my book “Fatal Vows” testified at a month-long pretrial hearing held in early 2010. Their testimony under oath mirrored their quotes in “Fatal Vows” and in my stories for the Sun-Times. Maybe Mr. Brodsky would have known this if he could have stayed awake in court.

    Nice.

  36. Video at the link as well.

    Drew Peterson Movie “Sensationalism,” Savio Brother Says
    By Jeff Goldblatt | Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 | Updated 11:15 PM CDT

    If Kathleen Savio were still alive, she would have just turned 48 years old on Monday. But instead of getting the chance to quietly remember her, the Savio family learned this week that Lifetime Television is developing a movie about Savio’s death and the ex-husband charged in her death, Drew Peterson.

    The family of a woman found dead in her bathtub seven years ago says it’s insulting that a movie is being planned about the man accused of killing her.

    If Kathleen Savio were still alive, she would have just turned 48 years old on Monday. But instead of getting the chance to quietly remember her, the Savio family learned this week that Lifetime Television is developing a movie about Savio’s death and the ex-husband charged in her death, Drew Peterson.

    “To hear about it two days after your sister’s birthday… doesn’t sit well with me or any of our family,” said Nick Savio, the half-brother of Kathleen. “Nobody’s letting my sister rest in peace. I believe it’s sensationalism for Drew. He’s becoming a superstar off of this.”

    Peterson has been in the Will County jail for two years awaiting trial for the death of Savio, his third-wife, whose body was found in a waterless bathtub in 2004. He’s also the only suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. After Stacy vanished in 2007, authorities exhumed Savio’s body and reclassified her death a homicide.
    Savio said he realizes he’s powerless to stop Lifetime from creating and airing the movie, but would prefer the network waits until the trial is over.

    “The important point is… we want this to go to trial. We want him to be found guilty. We want him to rot in jail. This guy’s a monster,” said Savio.

    After word broke about the Lifetime move, Drew Peterson released a statement through his attorney, which said in part: “If I was ever in a movie, I was hoping I would be portrayed by Denzel Washington, but I guess Rob Lowe is OK.”
    Savio said Peterson’s penchant for cracking jokes is “just irritating our family more and more.”

    “You’re going to joke around about this? You’re not taking it seriously? Your life’s on the line, even though you may not realize it,” said Savio.

    Although a trial date has yet to be set for Peterson, Savio said his family is mentally preparing themselves for it. He says he plans to be in court as much as he can.

    Savio said he intends to the watch the movie, that he feels obliged to sit through it, so he can see how Lifetime portrays his sister’s life and death.

    http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Brother-of-Kathleen-Savio-Sounds-Off-on-Lifetime-Movie-Its-Sensationalism-for-Drew-124045894.html

  37. Stacy Peterson’s sister calls upcoming movie a waste
    Mary Schmich
    June 17, 2011

    Cassandra Cales still goes out in search of her sister’s body.

    Even now, the tips trickle in, through email, Myspace, Facebook, findstacypeterson.net.

    A few days ago, a woman reported that she had spied a blue barrel near a walking path, the kind of barrel some people suspect Drew Peterson used to smuggle Stacy’s body away.

    Cales went to look, but it was just an ordinary blue trash can, unsealed and empty.

    Each time Cales follows a tip, she’s snapped back to the day in 2007 that Stacy disappeared. She follows the leads anyway, despite each fresh flush of sick bewilderment and each new disappointment.

    “If somebody says, ‘I’m a psychic and your sister’s under this rock,'” she said by phone Thursday, “I’ll go look.”

    Most of us are idle spectators in the long drama of Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook cop who’s in jail on charges of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio, and whose fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, vanished.

    We laugh at the news that Drew’s story will soon be polished into a TV movie starring Rob Lowe. Pretty boy Rob as beefy buffoon Drew? We snort and do alternative casting: Randy Quaid? Jim Belushi? Meanwhile, Drew cracks that he’d prefer Denzel Washington.

    For Cales, it’s no joke.

    “It’s not entertainment for me,” she said. “This is the real thing.”

    Cales, who speaks thoughtfully and in a deep voice, is 26. Stacy was her older sister.

    “Stacy was everything to me,” she said. “She was my best friend. She was the only person I could talk to. She was like a mom to me.”

    Their own mother disappeared inexplicably in 1998. Cales lived briefly with her father, then with Stacy. When she was 16, Pamela Bosco, who runs a Westmont pet products company, adopted her. She now works at Bosco’s warehouse, doing packaging and running the forklift.

    Once a week, she goes to counseling.

    “Just to have somebody to talk to,” she said. “I don’t really go out in public because I get noticed and everybody always brings it up: ‘Oh, you’re Stacy Peterson’s sister.’ Yeah, I’m proud of that. But it hurts.”

    When she lost her sister, Cales lost an extended family. She used to spend hours every week with Stacy’s two kids and the two Stacy had adopted from Drew’s previous marriage. Now, she’s not allowed to see them, Cales said.

    “It breaks my heart,” she said.

    For diversion, she plays with her dogs and tinkers with cars.

    She said she has little time for friends but takes one of her few along whenever she investigates a tip.

    “I never go alone,” she said. “No way.”

    When Cales heard Lowe would play Drew Peterson in the movie, she thought, “Who?”

    “I had to Google him,” she said.

    He looked like an odd choice, but that wasn’t what bothered her. She’s more perturbed by the fact that the movie seems destined to be made before Drew Peterson’s trial, with no input from Stacy’s closest family, and with Stacy’s fate still a mystery.

    She summed up her feeling about the movie in one word: waste. Of time and money.

    “How can somebody do a movie before my sister’s found?” she said. “Stacy’s still out there missing, and they’re going to waste all this money to make a movie when they could donate or help search to find my sister? I’ve had people call me and ask me to write a book. I’m like, no. Where’s the last chapter? Where’s Stacy? It’s the same thing with the movie. All it’s going to do is hurt the family even more.”

    mschmich@tribune.com

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-schmich-0617-20110617,0,468985.column

  38. I can absolutely see why the families would find the timing of the movie to be premature. But that said, when would it be the right time? Even if Drew eventually goes to trial and is found guilty of killing Kathleen Savio, there will be appeals and the state may still charge him with murdering Stacy Peterson. Once he’s been charged and either convicted or acquitted of both murders, is that the time to tell it?

    The story has garnered an immense amount of public interest and when there is that much interest, movies, plays and books are going to result. At least the lifetime movie is being based on Hosey’s book, which came from research and interviews with the people involved and was written by a journalist. God forbid the book solicited by Joel and Drew becomes the basis for a film!

    I feel especially for the Cales family. They still have no idea what (specifically) happened to Stacy or where she ended up. I also feel for Stacy’s young children who will eventually lose all memory of her, only later in life to wonder what became of her. They all deserve answers.

    Ultimately, I don’t think the books and movies will factor into things one way or another.

  39. Hello everyon,
    I wish they would find Stacy soon .. me thinks she is near or around near the house . or the everyday route he took to work . I wish this trial would get going . Right know Iam watching the casey anthony case and boy oh boy the defense kinda sounds like joel. lets see what sticks . hope they court goes with the PROSecution on those issues.

  40. I feel for Cassandra. It must be very, very hard to go day in and day out not knowing and to not be allowed to talk to the children either, that sucks. I’m sure she watches faces and is leaving no stone unturned. While I understand her feeling on the movie, I think it would help bring that side of the case back into the forefront. Not everyone reads these blogs or follows the case. She is still missing. I don’t need another story about how sad life is for Drew or how stupid his attorneys are. I’d like to see a renewed public interest in the search. Bring Stacey home.

  41. Is this guy kidding? He made a spectacle of himself and his client for years, sticking their mugs in front of a camera or microphone at every opportunity, and now he’s moaning because a factual-based book is being made into a movie that isn’t based on his unprofessional and unorthodox nonsense? He told his former law partner, Reem Odeh, they were all going to get book deals. Only problem is, he wants it on his terms. Who would put stock in anything he says? He’s full of hot air. Wonder if he stuck his nose in and contacted the people involved in this and was told to take a flying leap. Because, he was previously putting out a comment that his client wanted to be played by Denzel Washington.

    Hey, his defense partner, Joe Lopez, was on Fox News last night critiquing the Blagojevich trial. Ouch. Must be pissy to see that, after all the hard work the lead attorney blubber mouth spews to get a commentary moment. LMAO. Nice going, Mr. Lopez, stealing the thunder of legal commentary from your co-counsel. ;-) After reading the above, though, I think it’s clear that the lead attorney speaks from both sides of his big mouth, and it’s getting him nada. Tsk tsk tsk.

    Joel A. Brodsky, Attorney at Law
    People need to remember that movies are not real life. This is a made-for-TV movie: It’s a story and entertainment. It’s not fact. All that matters is Drew Peterson’s right to a fair trial and the only opinion that matters is the jury’s. Every story must have an ending. Any company producing a movie about the Drew Peterson case should wait for the only ending that matters, the jury verdict.

    What? No threats of a baseless lawsuit against them? Just playin’ nice and giving an opinion they should wait for an ending? Sour grapes.

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