It’s Official: Christina Raines is the Stupidest Woman Alive

Peterson’s reputed fiance moves back in
February 10, 2009 4:35 PM

~updated 8:22~

Drew Peterson’s 24-year-old reputed fiance has moved back in with him, according to multiple sources.

Earlier this month, Christina Raines told CBS’ “The Early Show” that her engagement to the 55-year-old former Bolingbrook police sergeant had been a publicity stunt.

Stupidest Woman Alive

Christina Raines: Stupidest Woman Alive

But late Tuesday night, in a brief interview with the Tribune, she retracted her statement and said that she was indeed engaged to Peterson. She didn’t say why she had called her engagement to Peterson a stunt on the morning program.

But all along, Peterson and his attorney, Joel Brodsky, have insisted the couple’s relationship was no hoax.

Raines had been living with Peterson and her two children before moving out on Jan. 30. She moved back in with him on Tuesday.

Raines is at least Peterson’s sixth fiancee. He’s been married four times.

His current wife, Stacy, disappeared at the age of 23 in October 2007 and Peterson is the sole suspect in her case. His third wife, Kathleen Savio, was found dead in an empty bathtub in March 2004. Authorities now say that a second autopsy of the 40-year-old woman indicated her death was a homicide.

Drew Peterson declined to comment on Tuesday.


Meanwhile, the Illinois Appellate Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that the findings of the second autopsy were enough reason for Savio’s estate to be reopened. Last year, a Will County judge replaced Peterson’s uncle, James Carroll, as executor of the estate with Savio’s father, Henry, and sister, Anna Doman. The ruling gives them the power to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against Peterson.

Brodsky said Peterson’s legal team is “seriously considering” an appeal to the state Supreme Court.

During Raines’ interview on “The Early Show,” she seemed unsure of herself, often quietly answering questions after long pauses.

Raines, during the interview, had said she knew Stacy Peterson, but when asked by the interviewer if Drew had talked to her about his missing wife, Raines declined to answer.
Raines’ father appeared on the show with her.

— Erika Slife

Source: Chicago Tribune

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43 thoughts on “It’s Official: Christina Raines is the Stupidest Woman Alive

  1. facsmiley Says:

    February 10, 2009 at 5:20 pm
    Do you think he’ll question her about what she told the grand jury?

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

    Absolutely and I’d stake my ham sandwich on it she told him everything !

  2. facsmiley Says:

    February 10, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    And distract them from the defeated appeal at the estate hearing, maybe?

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

    That too !

  3. Should I just start working on the new banner for the top of that page now? I mean the once including a picture of Chrissy?

  4. I guess we will go through the whole rollercoaster ride again of denial/confirmation/denial/confirmation, etc

    At least, let’s just hope Drew makes good on his promise to buy her a decent ring this time – LOL !

  5. facsmiley Says:

    February 10, 2009 at 5:49 pm
    Should I just start working on the new banner for the top of that page now? I mean the once including a picture of Chrissy?

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

    You might as well, as if it’s true, they are starting to deserve each other !

  6. You know, Derek Armstrong seems to have dropped completely off the radar. Do you think Selig and he had only a six-month contract for purposes of marketing Army’s book?

  7. Maybe they’re all disappointed the book did not become a million dollar best seller.

    With Drews way of self promoting, the freebie give aways are probably greater than the actual sales (!)

  8. facs,

    Thanks for confirming what I heard on wbbm-am on my way home from work. I had checked out their site but didn’t see anything. I thought maybe I was hearing things.

    I bet Ernie is having a cow NOW.

    Also, trying to find out how they are cleaning up the Des Plaines river. Having a lady at work ask her husband. He works for Caterpillar.

  9. OMG, why can’t Pretzer turn down his mic when he’s not speaking? It’s like a pug dog breathing over everything.

    I missed the first three minutes, and I assume that Drew announced during them that Chrissy and he are back together again (?)

    Drew said that he needs to get out of Bolingbrook and the “crazy people” next door. Earlier he and Chrissy were taking the kids to the park and Drew’s step-brother-inlaw was on the porch snapping pictures, saying that they were going up on the Internet.

    Joel isn’t ‘mad’ at Chrissy for doing the morning shows and calling the engagement a stunt. He blames the competitive morning news shows for glomming on to her and brainwashing her. It was the pressure of that which caused her to look like a ‘deer in the headlights’ during her appearnace on the Early show. Now she understands.

    Drew and Chrissy are consulting with Glenn Selig to do just one major interview and then they will go on with their lives…

    Same old about the gun charge. Joel thinks Drew is protected by LEOSA.

    Joel says that there is nothing to place Drew at the scene of Kathleen’s death and that there is absolutley no forensic evidence to tie Drew to Stacy’s disappearance.

  10. facs,

    Thanks for the update on radio show. Guess Brodsky will have to wait until his client is arrested to see some things.

  11. Joel claimed that Mike wouldn’t let Chrissy have her own checking account and that he made her turn her paychecks over to him.

    Didn’t we hear that Drew wanted Chrissy to get rid of her old cell phone and use the one he bought her and quit her job?

    Out of the frying pan and into the fire!

  12. Dad: Ex-fiancee moves back in with Drew
    February 10, 2009

    By JOE HOSEY jhosey@scn1.com
    BOLINGBROOK — She was a little early for Valentine’s Day, but Drew Peterson’s young lady love has returned to his life.

    Christina Raines, the former fiancee and live-in girlfriend of serial marrier and murder suspect Peterson, was caught moving back into his home, and her father is not one bit happy about it.

    “I’m not going to let this happen,” said Ernie Raines, the father of 24-year-old Christina Raines. “I’m not going to wake up and get a call and have to look for my daughter.”

    State police are still looking for Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, who was 23 when she vanished in October 2007. They have labeled her disappearance a “potential homicide” and named Drew Peterson, 55, their sole suspect.

    After Stacy went missing, the state police figured out Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, was the victim of a definite homicide. For the previous three and a half years, they maintained Savio died in a fatal bathtub mishap.

    Last laugh?

    Raines, a single mother of two who was living with her boyfriend before taking up with Peterson, moved into his home in January. A month before that, Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky, trumpeted Raines and Peterson’s engagement.

    Raines later claimed on national television that the engagement was nothing more than a publicity “stunt” engineered by Brodsky. Brodsky countered that Raines was “confused.”

    Raines broke off her relationship with Peterson, a disgraced former Bolingbrook cop, less than two weeks ago. She showed up at his home with her father and a TV camera crew to collect her things. Father and daughter appeared on CBS’ “The Early Show” three days later.

    During their CBS interview, Ernie Raines said he “beat the devil” when he got his daughter back from Peterson.

    But much to Ernie Raines’ chagrin, it looks like Peterson got the last laugh.

    “I don’t know what I’m going to do now,” Ernie Raines said Tuesday.

    “I can’t trust the Bolingbrook police,” he said. “He was a cop.”

    Accusations

    Peterson declined to comment on the status of his relationship with Raines. He did accuse his stepbrother, Thomas Morphey, of snapping photographs of him and Raines outside his home Tuesday night.

    “I walked toward him, and he ran into (a neighbor’s) house,” Peterson said.

    Shortly after Stacy disappeared, reports emerged accusing Morphey of helping Peterson carry a warm, blue barrel from Peterson’s bedroom to the driveway and his waiting Yukon Denali.

    When he learned Stacy had been reported missing, Morphey was hospitalized for an overdose of sleeping pills. Peterson visited him in Naperville’s Edward Hospital.

    Morphey then became scarce. His girlfriend Sheryl Alcox said at the time that Morphey was in “therapy.” Other sources said he was in police protective custody. Peterson has repeatedly said the authorities had put Morphey someplace to “dry out.”

    Now, according to Peterson, Morphey was outside his home shooting pictures of him and his young girlfriend.

    The woman’s father was still in Chicago on Tuesday night but vowed to get his daughter away from Peterson again.

    “Believe me you, if I got to die for it or go to prison, I will,” Ernie Raines said. “I won’t let him destroy my daughter.”

    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1423751,Drew-Peterson-ex-fiancee-moves-back_jo0201009.article

  13. I wonder….Is anyone else disgusted with this whole mess like I am ?

    I wonder…How much longer is the GJ going to take ??

    I wonder…What is taking so long ?

    I wonder…Why are they letting this
    guy roam the streets still ???

    I wonder…How many more days until Kathleen
    and Stacy get justice ??

  14. 1wonderwoman,

    Yes, I am disgusted.

    As far as GJ, hopefully very soon and wouldn’t it be ironic if it’s this week, just before Valentine’s day.

    I think once they started, more information was uncovered and is deeper than anyone can image.

  15. Does anyone think Peterson/Brodsky told Christina to “fake” the walk out and find out what is going on with the GJ? Also, would put Peterson back in the limelight?

    Or, would ISP have her go back in there? Hard to believe especially with the kids.

  16. Wow. Chrissy will have to deal with Chrissy now IMO. She is one confused little girl. I just pray for the kids.

    What I found interesting in the article Facs posted

    He did accuse his stepbrother, Thomas Morphey, of snapping photographs of him and Raines outside his home Tuesday night.

    “I walked toward him, and he ran into (a neighbor’s) house,” Peterson said.

    Sounds just like Drew to claim someone is cowering away from him when he’d be the one calling 911 or hiding behind his own door.

    Why is Morphey taking pictures of Drew? Maybe he feels the need to get even with Drew for saying that he had a hero complex and had been considered a loser by his own family. If Morphey does have anything on Drew – he’s making a huge mistake IMO on getting Morphey mad at him.

    At this point though I am not surprised by any event in this case.

  17. So they are a big happy family again with Drew being so good to Christina and being such a good father to all these motherless and Christinas (by now) totally unsettled children !

    It was predictable after all as Christina just doesn’t get it !

  18. Until Christina figures it out for herself she will go back and forth, but meanwhile she is screwing up her kids minds if they keep going back and forth with her.

    She just can’t see Drew has nothing to lose and everything to gain in all this.

    It is another big win-win situation for him and him alone !

  19. Whitesox – I wondered that for a moment as well. Drew loves his cons so much that I wouldn’t put anything past him.

    Yes, I am disgusted. How low will this go before charges are pressed, before justice gets rolling?

    As for Christina, Drew may think he’s rescuing her by getting her away from Mike. I agree Mike does not seem like a catch, but in what world is Drew an improvement? Why does this woman need the protection of any man, much less abusers and murder suspects? Why is she constantly shuttled between them like chattel? I want to shake her and see her get away from all these guys (her dad included) and see her grow up and learn to be a mother to those kids. Once you become a parent you have to leave behind that “young girl” and grow the fuck up.

  20. I suppose Christina has to now also give up cigarettes, chocolates, diet soda and beer as that is so upsetting to benefactor Drew, he had to publicly air that grievance – LOL !

  21. Hey facsmiley… I caught your your title of “It’s Official: Christina Raines Stupidest Woman Alive” and I just had to stop by and say “hi”. That really gave me a giggle.

    This whole Peterson/Christina saga is just nuts! She must have a screw loose or is one. I wonder if she isn’t getting paid for all of this publicity.

    Nice Blog site, BTW!

  22. Hi everyone.

    whitesoxfan Says:

    February 10, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    Does anyone think Peterson/Brodsky told Christina to “fake” the walk out and find out what is going on with the GJ? Also, would put Peterson back in the limelight?

    * * * * * *
    Whitey, this really bothers me. I wouldn’t put anything past Bratsky, let alone the disgraced ex-cop murder suspect. What they would gain is not much. She would only know what they ask her.

    When they give their “final” interview, the lucky interviewer had better be asking about Kitty’s estate, blue containers, timelines, cell phone records,large payments to friends, guns discharged at Stacy through the bedroom floor,what he was doing menacing a hazmat driver late at night at the truckstop 13 days before Stacy went missing, where is Stacy’s computer, why was he looking for Stacy’s car by the canal after he says she rang him at 9pm to tell him where the car is, just what is his relationship to Mayor Claar….and one question about Christina: has he given a gun?

    Good old Hosey. He reminds us all the time that ISP are having a “second crack” at Kitty’s murder. This also has bothered me from the beginning. ISP are the ones who gave him a pass the first time when lowly technicians and ambulance crew at the scene noted indications that it wasn’t kosher.This is why I mew now and again hoping there is plenty of Fed involvement including a Fed GJ. It’s possible….;-)

  23. facsmiley Says:

    February 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    You know, Derek Armstrong seems to have dropped completely off the radar. Do you think Selig and he had only a six-month contract for purposes of marketing Army’s book?

    * * * * * *
    You’re so clever, Facs. 6 months’ worth of access to DP. If he’s really smart the next book will be all about inside the DP defense/PR machine.

    I REALLY believe that JB STILL doesn’t mind much if he can’t get Peterson off, and to a degree DP, too. They both know what he’s done and the prize is “fame” and opportunities to make money, just exactly like they accuse everyone else.

    Open that damned estate!

  24. Dad: Ex-fiancee moves back in with Drew

    February 11, 2009

    By JOE HOSEY jhosey@scn1.com
    BOLINGBROOK — She was a little early for Valentine’s Day, but Drew Peterson’s young lady love has returned to his life.

    Christina Raines, the former fiancee and live-in girlfriend of serial marrier and murder suspect Peterson, was caught moving back into his home, and her father is not one bit happy about it.

    » Click to enlarge image

    Ernest Raines (from left), father of 24-year-old Christina, said his daughter told him Sunday that she and her children had moved into the Bolingbrook home of Drew Peterson.

    “I’m not going to let this happen,” said Ernie Raines, the father of 24-year-old Christina Raines. “I’m not going to wake up and get a call and have to look for my daughter.”

    State police are still looking for Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, who was 23 when she vanished in October 2007. They have labeled her disappearance a “potential homicide” and named Drew Peterson, 55, their sole suspect.

    After Stacy went missing, the state police figured out Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, was the victim of a definite homicide. For the previous three and a half years, they maintained Savio died in a fatal bathtub mishap.

    Last laugh?

    Raines, an single mother of two who was living with her boyfriend before taking up with Peterson, moved into his home in January. A month before that, Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky, trumpeted Raines and Peterson’s engagement.

    Raines later claimed on national television that the engagement was nothing more than a publicity “stunt” engineered by Brodsky. Brodsky countered that Raines was “confused.”

    Raines broke off her relationship with Peterson, a disgraced former Bolingbrook cop, less than two weeks ago. She showed up at his home with her father and a TV camera crew to collect her things. Father and daughter appeared on CBS’ “The Early Show” three days later.

    During their CBS interview, Ernie Raines said he “beat the devil” when he got his daughter back from Peterson.

    But much to Ernie Raines’ chagrin, it looks like Peterson got the last laugh.

    “I don’t know what I’m going to do now,” Ernie Raines said Tuesday.

    “I can’t trust the Bolingbrook police,” he said. “He was a cop.”

    Accusations

    Peterson declined to comment on the status of his relationship with Raines. He did accuse his stepbrother, Thomas Morphey, of snapping photographs of him and Raines outside his home Tuesday night.

    “I walked toward him, and he ran into (a neighbor’s) house,” Peterson said.

    Shortly after Stacy disappeared, reports emerged accusing Morphey of helping Peterson carry a warm, blue barrel from Peterson’s bedroom to the driveway and his waiting Yukon Denali.

    When he learned Stacy had been reported missing, Morphey was hospitalized for an overdose of sleeping pills. Peterson visited him in Naperville’s Edward Hospital.

    Morphey then became scarce. His girlfriend Sheryl Alcox said at the time that Morphey was in “therapy.” Other sources said he was in police protective custody. Peterson has repeatedly said the authorities had put Morphey someplace to “dry out.”

    Now, according to Peterson, Morphey was outside his home shooting pictures of him and his young girlfriend.

    The woman’s father was still in Chicago on Tuesday night but vowed to get his daughter away from Peterson again.

    “Believe me you, if I got to die for it or go to prison, I will,” Ernie Raines said. “I won’t let him destroy my daughter.”

  25. Hi, jurorthirteen!

    The Dana Pretzer show is available for download now:

    http://scaredmonkeys.com/2009/02/10/the-dana-pretzer-show-on-scared-monkeys-radio-listen-live-tonight-at-9pm-eastern-guests-discuss-media-influence-and-we-learn-about-the-beginning-over-foundation/

    I transcribed it last night but I wasn’t able to upload it to Scribd. Does someone want to tell me if they can download it from this link?

    https://petersonstory.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/dana-pretzer-02-10-09.doc

  26. Hello Facs!
    Nope. It asked me to enable firefox then opened another window that didn’t load…sorta looking like it wasn’t “there”. That’s the best I can describe it…I take an intuitive approach to computers, lol.
    I listened to Dana Pretzer this morning. Good show. I just wish some of these guys could figure out how to be courteous without joking and sucking up to the suspect. (What is with mancow telling Drew he thinks he did it and then partying with him??? Is that some sort of slap on the back?)
    Joel came across like an idiot again. All that pressure from the tv shows to appear. So that’s why they’re on telly every whipstitch, eh? Unable to resist the siren wiles of a producer …rofl.It’s hell.

  27. Oh!
    And isn’t Joe just Hosey to the max today? Go Joe!
    Thanks, Luvpups 🙂

    I love it when he calls DP disgraced. Now. If all the other journalists would do the same….report what the jerks are putting out there, but balance every story with some truth. 🙂

  28. facs, that link worked fine for me. Thanks.

    Bucket:
    Try: right click > save

    ——————–
    I always thought this whole thing had the three stooges written all over it from the beginning, now I am sure.
    They are all in on this!

    Everyone that I know that saw that CBS video with Ernie at the slobs house, with the slob hiding behind the door, said how staged it all seemed, with the way Ernie was looking at the camera running to his car, while calling 911, etc.

    Watch Ernie on the Phil show. My first thought on that was “this Ernie guy is one of the worst actors I ever saw”.
    It really did remind me of Springer.

    If The Stooges had a bigger budget, they could have gotten some better actors, but they have to go with what they have.

    Think of all the conflicting stories from everyone, especially Ernie. They can’t get the story straight.

    “Beat the Devil” – Johnny Cash references…..that has Selig written all over it.

    Now, they will be on The Today Show Thursday, together, furthering the charade.

    Just think back to the beginning, all the (ambiguous) statements made in between, and how this all played out; it paints the full picture.

    This is all an attempt to get their own “reality” show.

    It is amazing what these people will do for money and/or infamy.

    I wonder how Lisa Bloom and Tamara Holder feel now, after being duped by the sordid clan.

  29. I’ve just had a thought. There’s always been something that bothered me in particular about DP’s claim to have tried to get a job for Tom Morphey just the day before the barrel incident, and saying Tom was too drunk to carry it through.

    And I mean as well as it just sounds like more drag-’em-from-the-gutter street-rat tales…
    Is he anticipating the discovery of Tom’s DNA/fingerprints in the Denali?

  30. bucketoftea Says:

    February 11, 2009 at 10:29 am
    …and of course Tom simply doesn’t remember going to the supermarket because he was drunk, yada yada yada.

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

    Makes you wonder once again, why would Drew even bother trying to find a job/organize an interview for someone(according to Drew himself)with such a major drinking problem.

    Doesn’t make sense !

    Just indiscriminately bad mouthing Thomas Morphey to keep the focus away from the BLUE BARREL being removed from his house !

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