The court found the following six statements admissible:
portions of a letter that Kathleen wrote to the Will County State’s Attorney’s office which described a confrontation that Kathleen allegedly had with the defendant on July 5, 2002, while the divorce proceedings were pending;
a redacted version of a handwritten statement that Kathleen gave to the Bolingbrook police describing the alleged July 5, 2002, incident;
a statement that Kathleen allegedly made to her sister, Anna Doman;
a statement that Kathleen allegedly made in late 2003 to Mary Sue Parks, who attended nursing classes with Kathleen at Joliet Junior College;
another statement that Kathleen allegedly made to Parks; and
a statement that Stacy allegedly made to her pastor, Neil Schori, regarding an encounter that she allegedly had with her husband on the night Kathleen died.
The circuit court ruled that the remaining eight hearsay statements proffered by the State did not meet the statutory standard of reliability and that the interests of justice would not be served by the admission of those statements.
They can question the accuracy of Joe Hosey’s book all they like, but if Peterson truly had objections to it, why didn’t he go after it two years ago, when it was published? And why the bolded paragraph specifically ripping Hosey and his book? It comes off as petty and personal. Has the defense team seen the script for the movie yet to know what they are objecting to?
Sadly, I’m convinced that Peterson’s problem with the movie has far less to do with any concerns over accuracy or his upcoming trial than it does with money and the fact that he isn’t getting any money from the deal.
Brodky’s motion read very much like previous bids, and even seemed to have contained a paragraph or two with outdated information cut and pasted from previous motions. Since virtually nothing about the circumstances had changed since the last request, it was pretty easy to assume that the decision would be the same this time – and it was.
Peterson remains in solitary confinement at the Will County Adult Detention Facility, where he has been detained since his arrest in May 2009. He is charged with the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.