Your Thread – July 29

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84 thoughts on “Your Thread – July 29

  1. One thing to remember about the POS guv is his silly azz is usually in Chicago instead of Springfield where the rest of our elected state officials are.

    He’s just arrogant that way.

    Now anyone got his home numbers

  2. Oops! You are correct!!

    Please make the call! Send the emails!!

    Give Stacy and Kathleen a voice!!

    Im tired of hearing Drew, Joel, Lenny, Paula, Ashley, Aunt Candi, Cass, Sharon and anyone else talk!

    I want to hear from Stacy and Kathleen!!

    LET THEM TALK!!!!

  3. 217-782-0244 or 312-814-2121

    http://www.illinois.gov/gov/contactthegovernor.cfm

    Ask the governor of Illinois to sign the hearsay bill and make this a law!

    Spend 10 minutes of your time making the call, writing the note, telling your friends, posting it on forums or blogs or myspace, or just sending it to your email list.

    Drew Peterson goes to court on Wednesday, if this law is signed in tomorrow an arrest could possibly take place on Wednesday, away from the children, and in a safe and controlled situation, allowing justice to be served!

    You can make a difference, even if you aren’t fully aware of the situation, or even if you haven’t heard about it at all, just know that there are two women, and four children who need your help.

    For those of you who have followed the case, now is your chance to put your money where your mouth is! Take a few minutes away from watching the stories on television, from reading the blog posts or articles written, and do something!

    Not everyone can be there to search, can be there to help take care of the children, some can’t send money, some aren’t able to hand out pictures or put up signs, but anyone who is receiving this email can click that link and ask that the hearsay law be signed.

    Tomorrow is go day. An effort is being made to have everyone call or write today and tomorrow, if the governor is listening we want to be heard loud and clear.

    Sign the hearsay law. Let Kathy and Stacy be heard.
    No one listened when they were alive, let them have a voice now!

  4. Snyder,
    I thought ya wanted to be quoted…I copy pasted you here there and everywhere…but I did use “”.
    🙂 !

    Hope the email and phone “surge” works.

    lol
    imo

  5. Well I left my plea for a vote!
    Dear Drew,
    Please proceed to your nearest ISP where they are waiting for you. They have released this newest information so that you can realize that you need to turn yourself in and confess. You will feel better, we will feel better and Stacy can come home so her family will feel better. You are not helping your children by telling lies about what happened to their mothers, trolling the internet, streets, news media personnel, friends and/or any female that you come in contact with for sex/companionship/relationship/babysitter/or whatever….
    What kind of parent/human being are you really? Give it up! What are your children going to think of you when they see transcripts/hear tapes with your own voice referring to their mothers as #%$&^??? You could save them any more heartbreak by simply turning yourself in.

  6. Don’t forget to call, send an email, repost the above information in an email to your address book, post it on myspace as a bulletin, put it up at the forums and blogs you frequent!

    (And watch Fox News Chicago for Susan Milano who will be working with the media to get the word out!)

    We’ve heard Drew.
    We’ve heard Brodsky.

    Let’s make sure we can hear Stacy and Kathy too!

  7. I just noticed that I do not see any pictures of Drew wearing a wedding ring. Even in the one or two pictures of him with Stacy.

    Does anyone see any photos with him wearing his ring? Did he wear it during the special showing interview where he showed off the house and his home making skills?

    I know some men don’t wear rings. Some do so because they work with their hands and others because it makes it harder to work the ladies at the bar. :<)

  8. I know that the governor’s office has gotten at least 100 phone calls this morning already!

    Please, tell a friend, tell a coworker, tell some family members.

    Post it on your myspace, facebook, forum, blog, IM, PM.. it doesn’t matter.

    Just get the word out!

    It takes 1 minute to make the phone call.

    You do NOT have to be an Illinois resident, it’s about public attention.

  9. thinkaboutit – iIthink maybe he just doesn’t wear rings. He clearly isn’t wearing one in this photo from 8 months ago.

  10. Facs – Yeah. I think you are right. I finally refound the AP interview where he was trying to change his image but he didn’t even put it on for that one. Guess he’s just a guy that doesn’t like to wear a ring.

  11. Well Think, you know wearing a wedding ring would cramp his style while he’s hanging out in the bars. He wouldn’t be able to hit on the babes in the bars as easily if he wore a ring all the time. Probably took it off right after he got married, that is if Stacy even bought him one. He might have told her he never wore one, and not to buy him one. Who knows with that disgusting pretense of a man?

  12. Does anybone know if Drew is a golfer? His left hand is awfully white in that photo like he’s had a golf glove on, but I’ve never seen anything about him playing golf in the media. His right and may be white too, but it’s covered up. I’m a golfer too, and it just stuck out, so I was just wondering.

  13. huh – his hand IS freakishly white in that photo.

    Do bolingbook cops alawys wear gloves?
    Biking gloves?
    Gloves while flying the ultralight?

    BLEACH? (sorry…)

  14. Sorry, I should’ve said the Hearsay Bill

    But you all understand – please call!

    312 782-0244

    217 782-0244

    Thank you

  15. ciao51 // July 29, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    PLEASE

    Call the gov. office – to sign the hearsay law

    312 814-2121

    217 782-0244

    THANK YOU
    ++++++++++++++

    Just wanted to let you know that I called BOTH numbers. One lady asked for my name, the other didn’t.

    Very simple to do folks, and you never know….it really might make a difference if everyone calls, regardless of what the naysayers think. 😀

  16. Keep the calls coming.

    I haven’t seen any naysayers yet, but don’t let them discourage you, they are wrong.

    This can, and will make a difference.

  17. thinkaboutit2 // July 29, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    I’d bet he wears gloves while riding the motorcycle.
    +++++++++++++++++
    Think, that’s probably it. Since his other hand was covered, couldn’t tell if it was white too.

  18. iamseppy // July 29, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Keep the calls coming.

    I haven’t seen any naysayers yet, but don’t let them discourage you, they are wrong.

    This can, and will make a difference.

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

    Seppy, they showed up the last time everyone was calling in right after it was sent to the governor to sign. Be glad you missed it. 😀

  19. This time is different. This time it’s not just us.

    In the last 24 hours it went from me and another girl to 10’s, to literally hundreds and hundreds posting the internet.

    I’ve seen it everywhere.

    On myspace it is hitting every missing person’s bulletin. It’s on craig’s list. People are calling friends and calling family and co workers are calling their friends and family.

    Today could be the day. Keep up the great work you guys!

    Oh, and check out Susan Milano. 😉

    http://www.murphymilanojournal.blogspot.com/

  20. Do you what has amazed me?

    For all the splits in forums, and groups, and all the directions people have gone through this case, everyone seems to be pushing for this today, everyone seems to have the same goal, the same hopes here.

    Thank you guys, all of you!

  21. iamseppy // July 29, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Do you what has amazed me?

    For all the splits in forums, and groups, and all the directions people have gone through this case, everyone seems to be pushing for this today, everyone seems to have the same goal, the same hopes here.

    Thank you guys, all of you!

    ————————————————————

    That’s because although some may not agree on how he gets there, seems the majority all realize he needs to be there (arrested).

    I think some people have been labeled as supporting Drew, when (IMO) they are really supporting his rights.

    It is refreshing that people are uniting on this.

    I have made my call and have circulated the appeal to as many as I could.

  22. Comment by teneleven:
    ……….I think some people have been labeled as supporting Drew, when (IMO) they are really supporting his rights

    ***********

    That comment made me stop and think. How 100% right you are.

    It’s just sooooooooooo hard for me to care about Drew Peterson’s rights, after all of these months of watching him, and seeing what a morally corrupt man he is, and how little importance he places on the women, family and friends that passed through his life. It’s all about Drew, and he’s the one that showed us!

  23. facsmiley // July 29, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    You said that very well 10/11. Thanks.

    ***************
    What facsmiley said!

  24. My only rservation is that the plea is so, very spammy and I really really hate spam.

    However, I think this is so important that I am willing to take the knocks. Forgive me father for I have spammed.

  25. Thanks Snyder73, teneleven & all, together we CAN make a difference!

    PS – you too rescueapet – I know you’ve called!

  26. It is hard for me too, rescue, but he is one of God’s children, just as we all are. I have been praying for God to break him, to show him what ugliness has been allowed to come into his heart and get that fixed. If love can do it, it will take the love of God.

  27. It is time for all of us to come together! All of the forums!

    Stacy and Kathleen are the bottom line here and this is something we can all do for them!

    Have everyone you know make the call. It only takes 30 seconds of your time to call.

  28. Keep the calls coming guys.

    I’ve heard good things!

    Thank you so much for helping. I can’t say that enough!

  29. Snyder73 is so right, we all want justice for Kathleen & Stacy.

    Ask your friends to call their friends, pass the word around the office and call, call, call!

    312 814-2121

    217 782-0244

    Thanks everyone

  30. ciao51 – absolutely, I have! I keep the Governor’s news press page up everyday and check it constantly, waiting for the “news.”

  31. grandma210 // July 29, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    It is hard for me too, rescue, but he is one of God’s children, just as we all are. I have been praying for God to break him, to show him what ugliness has been allowed to come into his heart and get that fixed. If love can do it, it will take the love of God.
    ++++++++++++++++++

    You’re right Grandma, but the Devil dun sho gots a holt of him reel good.

    Your heart is definitely in the right place, but Hell was created for people like him.

  32. Only he can change his life, with prayer and God’s help.
    Please don’t think that I am advocating him; I loathe him and all that he stands for. He has mentally abused those children, they have suffered enough!

  33. Okay, let’s get serious here.

    Taking a past quote from Lenny:

    “Drew is going to get lots of kisses where he’s going.”

    🙂

  34. You mean he’ll be lapped up by the flames? … whooo! Eternity is an unfathomed amuont of time to spend burning!

  35. Comment by Rescueapet:

    ……..It’s just sooooooooooo hard for me to care about Drew Peterson’s rights, after all of these months of watching him, and seeing what a morally corrupt man he is…..

    And your comment also gave me pause, as I totally agree, but have seen first hand a person (albeit declared innocent) at the mercy of the system. Maybe that is what makes me be able to be supportive of it (his rights) in this case.

    While I sometimes wish there were punishment for MORALLY corrupt disgusting individuals, I quickly remind myself that we have fought wars to help countries escape this exact thing.

  36. rescueapet // July 29, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    facsmiley // July 29, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    You said that very well 10/11. Thanks.

    ***************
    What facsmiley said!
    ————————————————————

    Ok someone better say something nasty before people start typing ILY….

    😉

    Where’s Amanda?

    Just playin with you Amanda

  37. Thanks rescue, maybe tomorrow’s press page will have some good news!

    Don’t want to be a pest but please keep calling everyone!

  38. Well, let’s just all keep the thought in mind that there’s going to be plenty of warmth and hugs to go around when Drew gets to his new home.

  39. Grandma, I understood what you were saying about Drew, and I knew you weren’t advocating him in any way. 😀

    Drew obviously has no intention of seeing the inside of a prison, and it concerns me to think what he could or would do to avoid it. But then again, it just shows that he’s thinking about himself, and not his children when he talks about suicide by cop and being able to go in peace. He’ll be looking for the easiest way out of this if he’s arrested, I guarantee it.

  40. Don’t you wonder (sorry wonderwoman, again) if that Hearsay bill is going to shine it’s everylasting light on Stebic too? As Martha Stewart would say, “that’s a good thing.”

    🙂

  41. Maybe we can start the warmth and hugs tomorrow (I hope).

    Call the gov. office folks please ask him to sign the hearsay bill!

    312 814-2121

    217 782-0244

    OK, won’t bother you for a couple of hours, have a few errand to do………but please, please call.

    Thank you

  42. cfs7360 // July 29, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Drew obviously has no intention of seeing the inside of a prison, and it concerns me to think what he could or would do to avoid it. But then again, it just shows that he’s thinking about himself, and not his children when he talks about suicide by cop and being able to go in peace. He’ll be looking for the easiest way out of this if he’s arrested, I guarantee it.
    ******************************
    It does seem that way and of course, what is so scary about that is with his control issues, I don’t see him ever giving up those children. He jsut strikes me as one of those guys who feels it’s his right to take the kids with him.

  43. Seemed like a good time to refresh the memory in case anyone has forgotten:

    “SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator A.J. Wilhelmi (D-Joliet) and Will County State’s Attorney James W. Glasgow joined Representative Careen Gordon (D-Coal City) in the House Judiciary Criminal Law Committee to present the Forfeiture by Wrongdoing bill that passed the Senate on April 16th. The legislation that would allow prosecutors to enter into evidence relevant statements from witnesses who were killed to prevent them from testifying passed the House Committee.

    Senate Bill 2718 borrows from a rule in Federal courts that assists prosecutors in pursuing organized crime and drug cartels. In those particular cases, criminals killed, threatened or bribed witnesses to silence them. With the enactment of this bill, criminal defendants could no longer benefit from their illegal activities at trial by claiming that statements from witnesses they silenced are hearsay.

    “This bill gives prosecutors the ability to enter evidence into a court of law that a criminal defendant actively tried to suppress by murdering the witness. The goal of this legislation is to make sure that the full truth is heard by the jury,” said Senator Wilhelmi”

    Senate Bill 2718 now makes its way to the House floor for consideration.”

  44. Facsmiley – do you remember that discussion we had going on here a few months back, where I remembered seeing a video of Drew with Stacey Baca, where, when asked if it might be a problem for police if they came to arrest him (I think it had something to do with him getting his guns back), and he answered “it might be,” or “it could be,” something like that.

    I was going to post that on the Lenny blog because they’re having a discussion about DP’s suicide by cop issue.

  45. I do remember that. The way he said it wasn’t particularly ominous (to me), sort of dismissive. But the fact that he always has to have a snide comment, always has to have the last word – why think that doesn’t carry over into his life?

    Do you think he really has no more guns?

    How can we know he hasn’t gotten any since they were initially removed? It’s obvious that he surrounds himself with ‘street rats’ and underworld types. It isn’t that hard to get a gun illlegally.

  46. FYI:

    SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:

    725 ILCS 5/115-10.6 new

    Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that a statement of a witness is not excluded at the trial or hearing of any defendant by the hearsay rule or as a violation of any right to confront witnesses if the witness was killed, bribed, kidnapped, secreted, intimidated, or otherwise induced by a party, or one for whose conduct such party is legally responsible, to prevent the witness from being available to testify at such trial or hearing. Provides that the party seeking to introduce the statement shall disclose the statement sufficiently in advance of trial or hearing to provide the opposing party with a fair opportunity to meet it. Provides that the disclosure shall include notice of an intent to offer the statement, including the identity of the declarant. Provides that prior to ruling on the admissibility of a statement under this provision, the court shall conduct a hearing outside the presence of the jury. Provides that except in cases where a preponderance of the evidence establishes that the defendant killed the declarant, the party seeking to introduce the statement shall be required to show by a preponderance of the evidence that the party who caused the unavailability of the witness did so with the intent or motive that the witness be unavailable for trial or hearing. Provides that the court is not required to find that the conduct or wrongdoing amounts to a criminal act. Provides that nothing in this provision shall be construed to prevent the admissibility of statements under existing hearsay exceptions. Effective immediately.

  47. Something to think about when you are feeling a twinge of sympathy for drew.

    Stacy probably spent her last minute on earth with the side of her head laying on the floor staring at the wall.

    She never got the chance to tell her babies goodbye or hug them one last time.

    And what if as her world of the floor and the bottom of the wall was fading to nothing, she heard her little girl call from the other room, “mommy”.

  48. Grandma, I understood what you were saying about Drew, and I knew you weren’t advocating him in any way.

    Drew obviously has no intention of seeing the inside of a prison, and it concerns me to think what he could or would do to avoid it. But then again, it just shows that he’s thinking about himself, and not his children when he talks about suicide by cop and being able to go in peace. He’ll be looking for the easiest way out of this if he’s arrested, I guarantee it.
    ____________

    Yepper, that concerns me, also.

  49. facsmiley // July 29, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    It does seem that way and of course, what is so scary about that is with his control issues, I don’t see him ever giving up those children. He jsut strikes me as one of those guys who feels it’s his right to take the kids with him.
    ++++++++++++++++++
    Facs, I have to admit, that’s a definite fear of mine too, and I hate to even think about the possibility of what he could do. Perish the thought!

  50. iknoweverythinglol // July 29, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Something to think about when you are feeling a twinge of sympathy for drew.

    Stacy probably spent her last minute on earth with the side of her head laying on the floor staring at the wall.

    She never got the chance to tell her babies goodbye or hug them one last time.

    And what if as her world of the floor and the bottom of the wall was fading to nothing, she heard her little girl call from the other room, “mommy”.
    +++++++++++++
    IKNOW, don’t know if you’re the author of this, but I saw it earlier this morning on Ashley’s blog and it nearly made me cry. So hard to even think about this being the way it might have been for Stacy, but it very well could have been. Just absolutely heart wrenching.

  51. Rescue, I remember when Drew said that, and I have it saved. Will try to find it and post for you. This is the video where Paula mentions the suicide by cop thing, and Juliet has asked him about it as well, but I don’t have that video. He just said to her “we’ll see what happens” or something to that effect. Sick, sick man.

    http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=37278@wbbm.dayport.com

  52. Here is the news report with Stacey Baca:

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=5829491

    The comment is thrown in near the end but it looks like it could have been a comment thrown in out of content.

    She is not by Drew when she says “Earlier today reporters asked him whether the guns could present a danger to police if they came back to arrest him one day”. They then flash to him at his house saying “It’s a possibility. Sure.”

    Maybe there is one from Good Morning America from the next day where it is uncut with the reporters in the video.

  53. Thank you CFS and thinkaboutit.

    Reported by Stacey Baca, she narrated the video and, regarding the return of his guns, reported: ,earlier today, reporters had asked Peterson if his guns could present a problem to police if they came back to arrest him one day, and his reply was “it’s a possibility, sure.”

    Now, that’s not exactly my idea of promoting yourself as a jokster.

  54. oops, sorry for the repetitive post, thinkabout it. Although, I guess it never hurts to show another of Drew Peterson’s off-the-wall remark!

    🙂

  55. Hi Everyone.

    Speaking of off-the-wall remarks, This is one of my favorites from Joel.

    “She’s off somewhere, HOPEFULLY”

    Pretty sad when your lawyer’s subconscious comes creeping out.

    Curious Joel, do you still think he will NEVER be charged?

  56. I wonder…..what piece of evidence did DP attempt to dispose of at Lenny and Paula’s..now that really got me wondering…Evening everyone…Anyone have a
    “Shaking” morning like I did ?

  57. Hi HJ, Wonder.

    Wonder – sorry Mother Nature shook you up! I hope that’s the end of it.

    HJ – don’t you think that’s so in case her body was found, they could spin it to look like the secret lover did it?

  58. Wonder hope all is well. Earthquakes are scary. No place to hide.

    Rescue – Yep. With all the spinning going on, I would imagine that he was just a little dizzy with the “hopefully”.

  59. OT – I don’t know about the rest of you guys, but after watching Nancy Grace cover the Caylee story, it just makes you want to scream. Probably, the mom of Caylee did something to her and she’s “gone.” I think Casey’s mother and father know this, but they’re using the media to convince their daughter (she watches the videos in jail) that they’re on her side and believe her, hoping she’ll finally give in and just tell them where the baby is. Someone couldn’t write a story as twisted as this one is. Whew.

  60. I am back….got kicked off computer by Superman dammit..lol….I am used to the quakes…I’ll take that anyday over a Tornado or Hurricane….Yeah the Caylee thing is so sad…I wonder if this girl’s mother hears what’s coming out of her own mouth….INCREDIBLE !

  61. Chicago — Drew Peterson’s former friend is speaking out. Lenny Wawczak says police are getting closer to what they need. Wawczak says he and his wife secretly record conversations with Peterson. Peterson has never been charged in the death of his third wife and the disappearance of his fourth. But his former friend says he’s helping to change that. Lilia Chacon has this Fox News Chicago exclusive.

    http://www.myfoxchicago.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7089489&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.1.1

    Drew says he’s tired of living in legal limbo, and just wants to get charged and clear his name.

  62. Of course he wants to get charged and clear his name, before the evidence is found…. getting a bit edgy, isn’t it Drew?

  63. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,394424,00.html

    JUDGE WILL NOT DISMISS GUN CHARGES.

    CHICAGO — A Will County judge refused Wednesday to dismiss gun charges against former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson.

    Judge Richard Schoenstedt said he couldn’t find any case law that would justify dropping the charges, even though Peterson was an officer at the time he had the guns.

    A grand jury indicted Peterson on two felonies related to a semiautomatic rifle seized by authorities investigating the disappearance of his wife, Stacy. Authorities contend Peterson possessed an assault rifle with a barrel shorter than allowed by law.

    Peterson has been named a suspect in Stacy’s disappearance but hasn’t been charged.

    Defense attorney Joel Brodsky argues his client is immune from prosecution for the gun charges because he was still a police officer when authorities seized the weapon.

  64. HERE IS ANOTHER ONE…..

    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/1081708,JO30_PETERSON_WEB.article

    JOLIET — Drew Peterson’s rifle wasn’t legal, a judge ruled Wednesday morning.

    So the unlawful use of a weapon charge filed against him will stand, Will County Judge Richard Schoenstedt said.

    This round goes to the state. Chalk up a loss for Peterson.

    » Click to enlarge image

    Drew Peterson drives away from the Will County courthouse after a court date in Joliet on Wednesday.

    (Liz Wilkinson Allen/Staff photographer)

    » Click to enlarge image

    Former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson

    (STING FILE PHOTO)

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    After the hearing, Joel Brodsky, one of the former Bolingbrook police officer’s lawyers, stood outside the courthouse, waiting to speak to the press. As he waited for one reporter to arrive, Brodsky turned away from the cameras and wiped sweat from his face. Despite the ruling, he sounded cheerful. Someone asked him if he won in court.

    “The prosecution is continuing, so it’s not a total victory,” he admitted.

    Peterson, 54, of Bolingbrook was arrested May 21 and charged with the unlawful use of a weapon. He was accused of owning a Colt Sporter Lightweight .223 Remington rifle with an attached EOTech electronic sight. By law, the gun should be 16 inches long, state prosecutors said. Without the electronic sight, the gun was too short.

    Police had seized that gun and 10 others from Peterson’s home late last year after the mysterious October disappearance of Stacy Peterson, 23, his third wife. The young mother of two hasn’t been seen since, and the case has been dubbed a potential homicide.

    It’s also become a media circus with reporters dogging Peterson’s every move.

    After Stacy vanished, police reopened the investigation into the 2004 drowning of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. The 40-year-old was found dead in a dry bathtub at her Bolingbrook home during the final phase of her bitter divorce from Peterson. At first, coroner’s jury ruled her death accidental. But after her body was exhumed near the end of 2007, the opinion changed. It’s not considered a homicide.

    That only increased the media frenzy.

    Earlier this year, Peterson’s lawyers asked the judge to return his weapons. But before they could get an answer, the state revoked his firearm owner’s identification card — meaning Peterson now can’t legally own guns. As a kind of compromise, Schoenstedt later returned most of the weapons to one of Peterson’s sons, an Oak Brook police officer.

    On July 14, the judge heard arguments in the gun case. Under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, police officers are allowed to own guns that might be illegal under state statutes, Brodsky argued.

    But the state disagreed.

    Congress wrote the law to protect armed officers who might be traveling to other states, Will County Assistant State’s Attorney John Connor said. It allows them to follow the gun laws of their own state while in other jurisdictions. Some states have laws allowing officers to carry concealed weapons, and others don’t, Connor argued, citing an example.

    During the Wednesday hearing, Schoenstedt said the 2004 act did apply to Peterson when the gun was seized. At that time, he still was working as a Bolingbrook police officer.

    “The final issue is, again, whether Mr. Peterson may be charged with possessing an illegal firearm regardless of the protection (the 2004 act) provides him. This issue was certainly the primary focus of the arguments presented by the attorneys,” Schoenstedt said. “For the defense to be successful at this stage, this court would be required to make certain assumptions on behalf of the defense, and against the state … this court declines to do so.”

    Peterson now will return to court at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 28 for a pretrial hearing in the case.

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