Tom Morphey Talks!

Thomas Morphey

Thomas Morphey

Peterson’s stepbrother tells police his story
A summary of what Morphey told police about weekend of Stacy’s disappearance
By JOE HOSEYmailto:jhosey@scn1.com

Believing Stacy Peterson was in the blue barrel he helped his stepbrother haul to a waiting get-away car, Thomas Morphey said he tried to kill himself by swallowing bottles of anti-depressant and anti-anxiety pills.

Morphey survived the attempt but does not know if this makes him lucky.

“It kills me,” said Morphey, who broke a near 17-month silence to speak out last week. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t wish I could take back the events of that day.”

Morphey is talking about Oct. 28, 2007. That’s when Drew Peterson, he said, came out of the master bedroom in his home pushing a blue barrel and asked Morphey for a hand in carrying the barrel downstairs.

“I asked him, ‘Shouldn’t we have gloves on?’ He said, ‘No, don’t worry about it,” then hushed Morphey to be quiet.

“That leads me to believe the kids were home, in their rooms,” Morphey said.

Peterson and Stacy, his fourth wife, have two children who lived with them in their Bolingbrook home. Peterson and his third wife, Kathleen Savio, had another two children together who also lived with Peterson and Stacy after Savio was found drowned in a dry bathtub in March 2004.

State police are still investigating the Savio homicide, just as they are probing the October 2007 disappearance of Stacy, a case they consider a “potential homicide.” Morphey said he is quite certain there is nothing “potential” about Stacy being the victim of a homicide. And what he has to say about it led State’s Attorney James Glasgow to offer an immunity deal three days after Stacy was last seen alive.

Morphey got the deal while recovering from an overdose of Paxil and Xanax at Linden Oaks Hospital on Halloween 2007. However, Morphey has yet to deliver it in a courtroom. No arrests have been made in connection with Stacy’s disappearance, and Morphey has not even been called before the grand jury reviewing the cases of both Peterson’s last two wives.

The near year and a half that has passed since he first told police and prosecutors his story has spurred him to question what progress has been made in the case, and to speak out publicly about the last time he was in his stepbrother’s house.

Murder plot?

Morphey said the day before the blue barrel incident, Peterson showed up at his home, ostensibly to take him to a nearby Meijer store, where Peterson, the overnight sergeant for the Bolingbrook Police Department, had supposedly lined up a job interview for Morphey.

But Peterson and Morphey never made it to Meijer. Instead, Morphey said, Peterson drove him to a park off Remington Boulevard.

“We went to that park to discuss Stacy cheating on him, and he had to take care of the problem,” Morphey said.

He assumed Peterson planned to murder someone but that his target was Stacy’s supposed boyfriend.

“I didn’t think for a minute he was going to try to kill her,” he said. Then Peterson started asking strange questions.

“How much do you love me?” Morphey said Peterson asked him, and Morphey answered that he did love him, a lot.

Peterson then asked, “Enough to kill for me?” “No, I couldn’t live with myself,” Morphey said.

Peterson pressed on, asking, “Could you live with knowing about it?”

Morphey replied, “Yeah, I guess. We always figured you killed Kathleen.”

Morphey said Peterson then drove him to a storage facility and asked him to rent a unit, using his own name. Morphey had not brought along his required state identification. Peterson, fearing that leaving to get it and then returning would attract undue attention, dropped Morphey at home, Morphey said.

A few hours later, Morphey said, he called Peterson and told him this was something he couldn’t get involved with. Peterson, he said, replied, “OK, I can respect that.”

Morphey said he feared a life was at stake, but did not know where to turn because Peterson was a police officer. “It’s just something I have to live with,” Morphey said. “I grew up Catholic. I believe if you take another life, you go to hell.”

Morphey and Peterson forged a relationship in the mid 90s, after the marriage of Morphey’s father and Peterson’s mother. After Morphey’s own marraige broke down, he moved in with a sister in Bolingbrook. That’s when he got to know Drew Peterson.

“My son’s a cop there,” Morphey recalled his new stepmother telling him. “He’ll take care of you.”

Since Stacy’s disappearance and the revelation that police believe Morphey helped Peterson dispose of her body, Peterson has repeatedly disparaged his stepbrother.

Told of the interview with Morphey, Peterson said Monday, “He’s lying. He’s hallucinating.” Just last week, Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky issued a statement in which he said Morphey “has a documented history of severe mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction.”

Morphey concedes he has been diagnosed as manic-depressive, was arrested twice for driving under the influence, and did a stint in rehab in the wake of his mother’s death.

Since then, he said, he has straightened out his life. He has lived with the same woman, Sheryl Alcox, and her three sons, 11-year-old twins and an 18-year-old, for almost nine years. The three young men excel academically, and Morphey¹s life would be back together, he believes, if his stepbrother had not come calling the weekend of Oct. 27, 2007.

Cell phone calls

The night after their trip to the park on Remington, and then the storage facility, Morphey said Peterson showed up again. Morphey admits he’d been drinking beer, but claims to have a clear recollection of what transpired.

“He just started driving,” Morphey said. The two men got coffee at a Starbucks drive-through before heading to a park off Weber Road. There, Morphey said, Peterson handed him a cell phone, told him not to answer it, then left.

Morphey said he paced back and forth in the dark, wondering, “Is he killing someone?” About 45 minutes later the phone rang. Then it rang again. Both times, the caller ID showed “Stacy’s cell,” he said. It was then he “got a pretty good idea” that Peterson was not scheming to do in anybody’s boyfriend.

“Really, all I could think when I saw “Stacy” on the phone was he was killing her while I was standing there,” he said.

Peterson returned to the park within an hour of the phone calls, Morphey said, and Drew insisted he help him “at the house moving something.” They went inside the Peterson house, and Morphey noticed all of the children’s bedroom doors were closed. They took the barrel “right out the front door” to Peterson’s Yukon Denali, which was parked in the driveway, Morphey said. Part of a thick plastic bag was protruding from the lid of the barrel, he said.

After loading the barrel, Morphey said, Peterson dropped him off at his home and told him, “This never happened.”

“I said, ‘Don’t worry. I won’t say a word.”

But it did not take Morphey long to talk. Frantic, he left his house and went up the street to see his friend Walter Martineck. He told Martineck everything and stayed at Martineck’s until Alcox called and told him to come home.

Morphey spent the next day at the hospital with Alcox. He spoke on the phone with Peterson, he said, telling him he wanted to hang himself. Peterson, he said, told him not to worry.

When he got home that night, Morphey started drinking again. He spoke on the phone with one of his brothers. He had told the brother some of the details from the past weekend, and the brother told him he called the FBI about it.

Morphey said he hung up on his brother, ate two bottles of pills, and got in bed. He says he tried to kill himself to keep his girlfriend and her sons safe from Peterson. But Morphey’s brother called 911, and soon emergency responders were banging on the door.

Peterson visits

On that Tuesday morning, after returning from Edward Hospital in Naperville, Alcox said Peterson showed up at their door, not long after she saw a story on the TV news about Stacy’s disappearance.

She told Peterson about Morphey’s suicide attempt. He offered his help but said nothing about his wife’s disappearance, she said.

Martineck then arrived and drove Alcox to District 5 State Police Headquarters in Crest Hill. Soon after, troopers headed to the hospital in Naperville. But before they got there, Peterson paid his stepbrother a visit, one Morphey remembers only through the haze of medication. Martineck said the state cops just missed him.

Getting immunity

The next day, Morphey got his offer of immunity. Glasgow showed up himself to grant it. He had a couple state troopers with him, and they talked to Morphey in a coffee room.

“It was the first of many interrogations,” Morphey said. “They went easy on me there.” But the grilling got tougher, he said, with police accusing him of killing Stacy. Morphey figures he underwent about 40 hours of interrogation that included threats to pull his immunity.

Morphey said he spent about five months away from his family for his own protection. The state police first put him and Alcox up in a motel about two hours from his home. Alcox returned after a long weekend.

“I was put at various locations,” he said. “I didn’t know where I’d be staying from one night to the other.” In December, the state police found a permanent location for Morphey out of state, but by “February or March, I just decided enough was enough,” he said.

Police, he said, reluctantly agreed to let him return home.

Holding pattern

That was a year ago. And Morphey has yet to speak a word to the ongoing grand jury convened to hear evidence about Stacy¹s disappearance and Savio’s death.

“All contact’s pretty much been broken,” he said. And Morphey feels “betrayed.”

Charles B. Pelkie, spokesman for the state¹s attorney¹s office, said he was precluded from discussing Morphey’s story. “I can’t comment on any aspect of a pending investigation,” he said.

The state police have told Morphey to keep his mouth shut, Morphey said. But he wants to know what the police are waiting for. “I just feel like the truth needs to be told at some point,” he said. “…I don¹t know if I’ll get my day in court.”

Morphey doesn’t know if Peterson will have his day in court, either.

“I know what I know,” he said. “Drew knows what I know.”

Read the entire story at the Herald news

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207 thoughts on “Tom Morphey Talks!

  1. facs,

    See that you saw and thanks for making a new thread….

    Still wonder if this will put pressure on ISP or Will County to do something now???

  2. Morphey said Peterson then drove him to a storage facility and asked him to rent a unit, using his own name. Morphey had not brought along his required state identification. Peterson, fearing that leaving to get it and then returning would attract undue attention, dropped Morphey at home, Morphey said.

    Was Drew going to blame it on Tom Morphey, who “has a documented history of severe mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction.”?

    Thanks for posting this here!

  3. I’m really blown away by this. Remember my comment on the last thread about the detail in Morphey’s account of the events? My feelings about that are doubled now.

    This is really chilling.

  4. WhiteSoxFan posted this article on the old thread, but I’m going to bring it over here so all of this is in the same place:

    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1468258,Police-dealing-with-Morphey-again_jo030909.article

    Police dealing with Morphey again
    State police talk to Peterson’s stepbrother

    March 9, 2009
    By JOE HOSEY jhosey@scn1.com

    BOLINGBROOK — Thomas Morphey felt like a forgotten man after not hearing from the state police for months after his return home following a stint away for his own safety, but the cops did not waste much time showing up at his home after The Herald News got ahold of his immunity agreement.

    A pair of state troopers pulled onto Morphey’s block and had him get in their white sport utility vehicle Monday afternoon

    Morphey, who recently divulged the role he said he played in the alleged homicide of Stacy Peterson, sat in the troopers’ SUV for about a half hour. Afterward, he declined to detail what the law wanted to discuss with him.

    “I’ve said my piece,” Morphey said. “For now, I have nothing more to offer.”

    Morphey said he wondered why state police, who over the course of a year spent upward of 40 hours grilling him about what part he may have played in Stay’s October 2007 disappearance, seemingly no longer had any use for him.

    Morphey also felt “betrayed,” both by the apparent cold shoulder and the perceived lack of activity in the case, considering the sacrifices he has made, including leaving his family for five months and holing up in small-town motels for his protection, at the behest of the state police, he said.

    No arrests have been made in connection with Stacy’s disappearance, though state police Capt. Carl Dobrich called it a “potential homicide” 16 months ago and named the missing woman’s husband, Drew Peterson, as the cops’ sole suspect..

  5. facs,

    I was thinking the same thing….

    Also wonder how Christina feels about reading this….

    Heard Peterson and Brodsky were on Mancow today. I missed and couldn’t find anything on their web site.

  6. I heard the same but can’t find anything and Mancow wasn’t crowing about it on Twitter as he usually is when he’s got them on.

  7. About the immunity agreement … I’ve now been told that TM did not have to sign it, only the States Attorney signs it.

    If TM is hallucinating … is the neighbor who saw him with Drew hallucinating? If they actually spoke to anyone at the storage facility, will that person be hallucinating?

    What is in the water in Bolingbrook?

  8. I really hope they sent someone out to that storage facility at the time they talked to Tom. Someone there might have remembered the two dudes and the guy who didn’t have the correct ID to rent a storage unit.

    So…now you have to wonder, did Drew rent his own unit or get another party, like Robinson to do it?

  9. Facs, a lot of storage facilities have security cameras too.

    Drew did have other IDs from his undercover days, didn’t he?

  10. BASHIR: How many years were you undercover?

    PETERSON: I was undercover actually a total of about five years. You basically spent your day working a con and you were getting people to believe you were something other than what you were and it was fun.

    BASHIR: You enjoyed that.

    PETERSON: I thought it was funny that you were able to get people to believe that you were something other than what you really were.

  11. Morphey didn’t mention the money that Drew supposedly gave him. Anyone remember how much it was supposed to be?

  12. Does this all make anyone else feel a little queasy? The level of involvement that Tom is now admitting to is…sickening.

    He wasn’t down with killing someone, but ‘knowing’ about Drew killing someone was something he thought he could deal with?

    God, this is sad.

  13. This is all so disturbing. Disturbing for me because Tom Morphey’s participation was more than just getting a call to help him carry something out of the house. In ways, nonchalant about eliminating a problem — that problem being whoever Drew claimed Stacy was cheating on him with.
    *****

    “We went to that park to discuss Stacy cheating on him, and he had to take care of the problem,” Morphey said.

    He assumed Peterson planned to murder someone but that his target was Stacy’s supposed boyfriend.

    “I didn’t think for a minute he was going to try to kill her,” he said. Then Peterson started asking strange questions.

    “How much do you love me?” Morphey said Peterson asked him, and Morphey answered that he did love him, a lot.

    Peterson then asked, “Enough to kill for me?” “No, I couldn’t live with myself,” Morphey said.

    Peterson pressed on, asking, “Could you live with knowing about it?”

    Morphey replied, “Yeah, I guess. We always figured you killed Kathleen.”

    *****

    This is not good. Not good at all.

  14. Geesh, was it standard for DPeterson to wipe people off the face of the earth if they were a problem for him, and treated as if it was a common thing for people to assume about him?

    Oh, gawd, help me.

  15. Rescue #16:

    Geesh, was it standard for DPeterson to wipe people off the face of the earth if they were a problem for him, and treated as if it was a common thing for people to assume about him?

    Oh, it does seem that way, Rescue, and that it was acceptable enough that people around him could go on about their own lives and not tell anyone or raise any red flags. Maybe that’s honor among “street rats”.

  16. Well, Tom Morphey seems to want to make things right and follow through on his determination to bring Peterson to justice, so let’s all hope that he is successful and he can be part of the solution to the problem we all know as Drew Peterson!

  17. What a horrible, sinister and creepy story !!

    It looks like Thomas understood Drew was preparing him to become an active accomplice in a murder.

    It is also starting to appear Thomas did not just guess it was Stacy body in the barrel.

    From the above story it appears he KNEW !

    Why would Thomas otherwise be asking if they should wear gloves (!!)

    This is just too creepy for words !

  18. facsmiley Says:

    March 9, 2009 at 9:54 pm
    Does this all make anyone else feel a little queasy? The level of involvement that Tom is now admitting to is…sickening.

    He wasn’t down with killing someone, but ‘knowing’ about Drew killing someone was something he thought he could deal with?

    God, this is sad.

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

    Yeah they already thought Drew killed Kathleen, so what is another one to keep quiet about (!)

  19. If half of this story played out on the Saturday, that means Drew was in full preparation for murder on Saturday !

    Remember Cassandra saying Drew came home on Saturday and was/looked really angry !!

  20. Walter Martinek wrote a comment today after Hosey’s story on the website. From what he says, T Morphey wasn’t the only one LE talked to today.

    waltermartineck wrote:
    It seems to me that The ISP do not Tom to talk. Well he did and after long months of not talking to Tom, They magically appear to talk to Tom and Lenny. Imagine that…

  21. facsmiley Says:

    March 9, 2009 at 9:54 pm
    Does this all make anyone else feel a little queasy? The level of involvement that Tom is now admitting to is…sickening.

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

    I don’t think Tom is only now admitting to his level of involvement, it is just he has never spoken publicly about anything before.

    Regardless how much we want to know what has taken place, it should still be up to ISP/States Attorney what information becomes public and what doesn’t at this stage in the investigation.

  22. Wow.How much does he love Drew, or how afraid of him? What he had to say is so much worse than just the phone and the barrel. What he knew/thought was much creepier, but, you know, so much more believable. Admitting to so much makes Tom a bigger hero.

    He’s had to sacrifice and face up to a lot for justice while the tiny scared loser disgraced ex-cop mommy killer travels in limousines, appears all over telly, makes money, holidays regularly, chases little girls and continues to f*ck with the children’s heads.

    I can’t see that what Tom has told us now jeopardises an arrest, can you? It’s not like LE haven’t had time to follow up all the details….

  23. facsmiley Says:

    March 10, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Tomorrow’s headline:

    Peterson’s Girlfriend Moves Out…Again
    ———————–
    Yes, that would be something. Maybe we will be seeing this later today.

  24. I can’t even imagine Tom,knowing this for as long as he did,living, this day in and day out,and nothing has been done. It makes you wonder. I pray that LE and James Glasgow,are working very intense on getting Drew Peterson off the street. All the lives that he has ruined with his heartless,ugly,selfishness. It makes me sick.

  25. Here is the entire comment from someone calling themselves waltermartineck:

    It seems to me that The ISP do not Tom to talk. Well he did and after long months of not talking to Tom, They magically appear to talk to Tom and Lenny. Imagine that. Joe did an awesome job on this one and Tom, this is to you – You will be just fine with me in the neighborhood, because as always, I have your back and you did the right thing. I told you not to worry and God will take care of all of us and Stacy. Drew, my dark cloud is about to be on your head now.

  26. “How much do you love me? Enough to kill for me?”

    Does this monster not have anyone in his life that he doesn’t put the screws to in order to get them to go along with his horrid actions? I mean, it’s perfectly clear how, yet again, this poor excuse of a human being manipulated someone to help him.

    Isn’t it unimaginable that this creep needs people to help him cover up murders on a repeated basis? First he dragged Stacy into his ugly world, then he used Morphey/Mims/Robinson to cover his ass after Stacy’s “disappearance.”

    This man is a monster. The more that is divulged about him, the uglier it gets.

    Whatever needs or should be done about Drew Peterson will happen, I am sure, at the right time. I’m just saying how dark, scary and hideous this man is. To think he’s responsible for continuing to raise four minor children is beyond belief!

  27. I wonder…..Why is there no arrest at this point ? I wonder…WTF more do they need ?

    I wonder…Are they seriously waiting for SP’s body to be found ?

    OR

    Could all this be to watch DP squirm a little ?

    Now that is something I could live with !

  28. Tom Morphey as a witness is what it is. I guess it’s up to the investigators to sort it all out and build a case they can reasonably assume will result in a conviction.

    As much as all of all want to see the day come when Peterson is charged, it isn’t worth it to see him eventually walk free. I think I can finally live with the idea that time isn’t a factor anymore – it’s more important to clear up all of the nasty things that might get in the way of an eventual conviction. After reading Morphey’s account of things, it sure reveals just how much Peterson thought out what he was going to do about eliminating his Stacy problem. Mind you, she knew it too!!!!!!!

    I’ll tell you one thing – any judge that would willingly grant this monster a divorce, without him having to walk through fire first, doesn’t deserve the time of day!

  29. I do agree with you Noway. However, I still just do not get Tom not being brought before the GJ yet. True – it is what it is and Tom knows he hasn’t been the perfect person – which is precisely why a police officer would chose someone like him as an accomplice to hiding a crime.

    It is frustrating that they have managed to bring Drew’s girlfriends and even his elderly mom in front of the GJ but somehow haven’t gotten around to getting Tom there yet. What is the deal with that? They gave him freaking immunity on the 3rd day. My only guess is they were waiting for her remains to surface.

    I think that Tom has gone to Joe Hosey finally because he is tired of having to hide from Drew and have his name dragged through the mud by him every chance he gets. Tom has been very good at sitting back for over a year now without going public. Paula and Lenny pretty much went public the day their role in the alleged overhears were finished. Tom has to be pissed and frustrated.

    I certainly agree taht this shouldn’t be rushed – but waitng over a year to bring a key witness to the GJ just smells like rotten fish IMO.

  30. TAI – why does TM have to be brought before the GJ at all? It’s not an absolute necessity that the GJ has to hear testimony from TM, or many other potential witnesses, for that matter. I do believe they have not heard from Lenny and Paula either. Or from Mary Pontarelli regarding the Savio investigation, which the same GJ is hearing.

    So, to me, it appears that the SA is working around important witnesses in the Peterson cases. Since the GJ isn’t the body that is responsible for hearing trial testimony, there, obviously, is a strategy involved here, heh? Say, maybe, no GJ testimony that may get leaked back to the defense?

  31. BTW, if the SA’s office was so adamant about withholding discovery from the defense while trying to move forward with the gun charge against Peterson, discovery, I assume, they felt was unrelated to the gun charge but involved the Kathleen/Stacy investigations, it’s not really that much of a stretch to assume they don’t want GJ testimony to get back to them either. GJ testimony can’t be leaked if there isn’t any testimony int he first place.

  32. Noway #39 – I personally think that the GJ time should be spent talking to the least amount of witnesses that can get an indictment. Think about how they did it in Orange County – they only called George. They didn’t call tons of people and they were able to quickly get an indictment without a body.

    The whole point of the GJ is to determine if there is enough evidence to bring him to trial. Working around key witnesses pretty much makes that decision take longer IMO.

  33. Bucket – yes, sure. There would be depositions, of course, after he is charged. But, while they’re working up their case, they’re holding as much as possible close to the vest. That is obvious, since hardly anything is written about LE’s investigation.

    The way Peterson goes around clearing up problems with people in his life, I’m not surprised they want him to know as little as possible! Who knows who his next victim might be. They hid away Morphey, didn’t they? Why?

  34. Morphey said the day before the blue barrel incident, Peterson showed up at his home, ostensibly to take him to a nearby Meijer store, where Peterson, the overnight sergeant for the Bolingbrook Police Department, had supposedly lined up a job interview for Morphey.

    But Peterson and Morphey never made it to Meijer. Instead, Morphey said, Peterson drove him to a park off Remington Boulevard.

    “We went to that park to discuss Stacy cheating on him, and he had to take care of the problem,” Morphey said.

    The night after their trip to the park on Remington, and then the storage facility, Morphey said Peterson showed up again. Morphey admits he’d been drinking beer, but claims to have a clear recollection of what transpired.

    So these paragraphs really make me think. It is my recollection that Drew has said that he met with Tom about a job interview but Tom was too messed up to take him there.

    Tom admits that he had been drinking the second night. This will be picked apart by the defense team to show that it proves that Tom wasn’t clean and sober for 10 years prior to the night of his OD.

    The prosecution could use this to show premeditation (which is different than my original thought of him harming her in a rage). But why would Drew plan to kill Stacy in their home while the kids were there? This just doesn’t sit right with me for some reason. Then another part of me says that the kids give him an automatic alibi and his knowledge of choke holds could have been used to subdue her somewhat quietly.

    Damn – Someone get me off of this roller coaster!

    I surely hope the police got hold of everyone at the Meijer’s to see if Drew had setup an interview with anyone there and if they got information on what the get-away car looked like and who was driving it.

  35. So on another forum someone had posted that Joel was on Mancow today. I’m trying to find a link and will post it if I find it.

  36. Facs and I were talking about Mancow’s interview with Brodsky from yesterday morning, but if you want to hear it or download it, it requires paying for it.

  37. 😀 TAI … thought I was reading the wrong thread because I did comment on the GJ and why TM and other key witnesses had not yet appeared in another thread.

    If Drew were to be arrested before the GJ made an indictment, Joel (with Drew present) could cross-examine all witnesses.

  38. I didn’t think Drew could be arrested without a GJ indictment so I’d think that there was no risk of him getting to cross-examine any of the witnesses.

    Does he get to cross-examine them BEFORE a trial?? I guess I just thought they get discovery documents of the information that the prosecution planned on using in the actual trial and they use that to build their cross-examination questions for the trial itself.

  39. Why is everyone assuming ISP don’t have anything/know anything more than we get to hear about ?

    We simply cannot know what information and evidence LE has accumulated at this point.

    What if there is so much going on behind the scenes and this investigation turns out to be HUGE ??

    Isn’t that what the States Attorney and Sergeant Burek have been implying all along ??

    They cannot reveal specifics, but it sure looks like they want to get their man !

  40. thinkaboutit2 Says:

    March 10, 2009 at 10:08 am

    I surely hope the police got hold of everyone at the Meijer’s to see if Drew had setup an interview with anyone there and if they got information on what the get-away car looked like and who was driving it.

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

    What get away car TAI ??

    What is that in reference to ?

  41. I keep rewriting my post because this story about Tom’s involvement is so incredible (and the end result is probably going to be a rambling post that makes little or no sense).

    As much as it chills me to think of someone being okay with the knowledge that Drew killed someone, I still want to thank Tom Morphey. He can’t change what he did and what he didn’t do. He can only go forward and try to right the wrong that Drew did and that Tom let himself be involved in.

    With what he knew about Drew and what he knew Drew was capable of, I understand more why he thought suicide was the way out. I’m sure there are more people relying on Tom’s testimony. People who weren’t strong enough to stand up to Drew. I hope they take a page from Tom’s story.

    Tom knew Drew was capable of killing the man Drew believed Stacy was seeing. But in those early days, Drew said he didn’t know about Stacy finding someone until she called him around 9 to tell him she was leaving. Wonder if Drew mentioned any proof to Tom … taped phone calls, tracking Stacy’s movements, etc. Wonder if he ever mentioned this man by name.

    I can’t imagine Tom’s realization that the victim was actually Stacy. I’m sure Drew reveled in it all.

    I do hope Chrissy takes note.

    Chrissy, there is a reason Drew picked you … you with your chocolate-eating, beer and diet pop-drinking, cigarette-smoking self. You with your street rat background and “crazed” father and ex-boyfriends.

    And it’s not because you’re cute as a button.

    You may be taking the fall one of these days. You never know when Drew is going to need to get rid of someone else. And it could be someone you love.

  42. I’m pretty certain that the ISP have more information that we know about. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to have enough rock-solid information yet for the prosecution to be able to move forward.

  43. So these paragraphs really make me think. It is my recollection that Drew has said that he met with Tom about a job interview but Tom was too messed up to take him there.

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

    I bet there was no job interview but just Drews way to get Thomas picked up to go with him !

  44. JAH – That would show premeditation then. So why would he kill her in his own home then? Why wouldn’t he have set something up somewhere else where he’d be certain no forensic evidence would get on his stuff? That is the part that is weird to me. I guess my gut pictured him pissed off, putting her in chokehold too long, and calling Tom in a panick to help get her out of the house.

    It just seems strange.

  45. TAI, about Drew being arrested before the Grand Jury indicted: I asked Joel that question on SYM:

    Question: Joel, can an arrest be made before the Grand Jury has heard all testimony, and if so, what reason would the State Attorney (or whoever makes that call) have for waiting?

    Answer: 8. Yes, but then Drew would be entitled to a quick (within 30 days) probable cause hearing (called a prliminary hearing) where we would get to cross examination and subpoena witnesses. I don’t think the state would want that.

    So if he could subpoena witnesses, he might have been able to subpoena Tom Morphey, Lenny and Paula, etc. At least that’s what I understood.

  46. It is possible that Stacy was not killed in her home but was rendered unconscious and bound and gagged, then killed later.

    Maybe involving Tom Morphey and making him think things were a certain way was part of Drew’s plan to discredit Tom.

    He may have thought Tom would go to the authorities. If he didn’t no problem. If he did, even better. He would discredit Tom (the way he has tried to do).

    Because Tom’s story wouldn’t make sense. And there would be people saying Drew is a cop with years of experience. He wouldn’t do (Insert whatever action you think Drew wouldn’t have done).

    JAH, I don’t think anyone here thinks that all the evidence ISP has was published in the latest Joe Hosey articles. We’re only discussing what we have.

  47. thinkaboutit2 Says:

    March 10, 2009 at 11:23 am
    JAH – That would show premeditation then. So why would he kill her in his own home then? Why wouldn’t he have set something up somewhere else where he’d be certain no forensic evidence would get on his stuff? That is the part that is weird to me. I guess my gut pictured him pissed off, putting her in chokehold too long, and calling Tom in a panick to help get her out of the house.

    It just seems strange.

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

    Well it sure was premeditated whichever way you look at it as on SATURDAY Drew wanted Thomas Morphey to rent the storage Unit, so maybe he was planning to kill her that day instead of the next one (!)

    As I mentioned in a previous post – Cassandra mentioned Drew came home that Saturday (the last day Stacy and Cassandra were together) and was/looked very angry.

    Knowing what we know now, that makes perfect sense now too !

  48. What was published in the News Herald is not testimony. It’s a recount, reconstruction, recollection, whatever you want to call it, of the day’s events between Morphey and Peterson.

    There could be things in there that are made up. Who knows. Joe Hosey’s piece, although well written and informative, doesn’t take into account that Morphey may be throwing in tidbits that aren’t actually true. Brodsky can’t tear apart this stuff, other than to say Morphey is a substance abuser, because he has to stick with his client’s story — it never happened, there was no blue container, Stacy left him, and he never saw Morphey that day. He can’t, or won’t, throw out any defenses to prove his client is telling the truth, because this is only media coverage, not formal testimony. No GJ testimony, no depositions taken, nothing. Besides, what would it take to prove Morphey is lying? Phone records, alibi’s, Peterson witnesses? Woo boy, that would be interesting, wouldn’t it?

    Those kids were in the house that day, and either they’re covering for their father with carefully constructed words, or they told the truth in the hours following Stacy’s disappearance when they were questioned.

  49. TAI, to me it does look as if it was premeditated now, and why wouldn’t Drew do the deed at his own home? It’s where he feels safe and ‘in control’.

    It does seem strange that he would risk leaving any kind of physical evidence, but if he planned to suffocate her all along, he would know it would leave a minimum of…mess. Who knows, he could have even slipped her some substance in a cup of coffee to insure that she didn’t put up too much of a fight. Remember she felt ‘too tired’ to go paint the house at Yorkville.

  50. Speaking of pre-meditation, the barrel of chlorine also appeared in the garage a short time prior to Stacy going missing and let’s not forget the shooting through the floor exactly at the spot where Stacy was going to be and I believe this was in August, so as the marriage deteriorated to the point of divorce, the plans came to fruition for murder (!)

  51. Well I am happy Tom is a decent, honest person. If only Drew’s other “friends” would start talking too, to LE that is, maybe this case can move forward. My biggest fear is that Stacy’s remains will never be found – I think he played chemist with chlorine and such and as a result, there may not be anything left. I know it is a horrible thought, but Drew is a horrible man.

  52. Maybe TM not having his ID messed up Drew’s plans and he had to adjust them somewhat.

    Maybe he didn’t intend to kill Stacy on Sunday with others in the home, but that is the way things happened.

    And of course, it’s just the kind of thing that people say Drew would never have done … being a cop with years and years of experience. On the other hand, it’s the kind of thing a cop with years and years of experience could probably pull off even with others in the house.

    Rescue, good point. After all, it does say A summary of what Morphey told police about weekend of Stacy’s disappearance.

    I do hope it is an accurate summary both on Tom Morphey’s part and Joe Hosey’s.

  53. I wouldn’t discount for one minute that law enforcement is behind letting Peterson twist in the wind. Letting Morphey recount the events is not testimony, so Brodsky can’t open his trap right now. Although, you must admit, if he could come up with something substantial to disprove anything Morphey is now saying publicly, wouldn’t he do so? Wouldn’t hurt anything, and would even help his client. Show his phone records to show he made no calls or received any calls from Tom Morphey in the days before or on October 28, 2007.

    Oh, and letting his PR guy post the kids’ statements on his site, just like he let Paulie do on his site when he wanted everyone to know that Stacy talked to a college chum the day before she went missing, how the college chum told her to take cash money.

    I’ve learned by now that Brodsky does NOT shy away from showing his hand when he thinks it exonerates his client. He’s eerily quiet when it comes to showing his hand when it doesn’t.

    Sightings, racy text messages, college chum statement. All smoke and mirrors, nothing substantial.

    Drew is guilty as hell.

  54. I like the person commenting on the Herald-News article who went after Hosey for continuing to cover the Peterson story, claiming he is ‘obsessed’ with Drew Peterson. LOL.

    Dude, that’s his job. You might as well accuse Brodsky of being ‘obsessed’ with Drew.

  55. I think the moron that says Peterson is to be presumed innocent is okay with him, but that Glasgow should go after Morphey because he has enough to “convict” him is delusional and, frankly, a hypocrite.

    Convict him of being part of a crime that Drew is innocent of but never really took place?

    Morphey is ALSO to be presumed innocent, heh? If it’s good for Peterson, it’s good for Morphey.

    Duh.

    What a jokester that poster is.

  56. rescueapet Says:

    March 10, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    I wouldn’t discount for one minute that law enforcement is behind letting Peterson twist in the wind. Letting Morphey recount the events is not testimony, so Brodsky can’t open his trap right now. Although, you must admit, if he could come up with something substantial to disprove anything Morphey is now saying publicly, wouldn’t he do so? Wouldn’t hurt anything, and would even help his client. Show his phone records to show he made no calls or received any calls from Tom Morphey in the days before or on October 28, 2007.

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

    Is Joel Brodsky actually hired to help his client ?

    Could have fooled me – LOL !

  57. http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=1263&z=4

    Drew Peterson Attorney to Hold News Conference Tuesday 4pm CST
    Joel Brodsky will make a statement and answer questions in response to comments made by Peterson’s stepbrother Thomas Morphey.
    thepublicityagency.com – March 10, 2009

    (PRNewsChannel) / Chicago, Ill. / Joel Brodsky, one of the criminal defense attorneys for Drew Peterson, will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to respond to the news of an immunity deal offered by State’s Attorney James Glasgow to Thomas Morphey and recent news reports involving Morphey’s comments on the disappearance of Stacy Peterson.

    When:
    4:00 pm CST

    Where:
    8 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
    * News conference in suite 1303

    Drew Peterson will NOT be attending this news conference.

    On Friday, Brodsky issued the following statement in response to the news of an immunity deal offered to Morphey:

    “Thomas Morphey has a documented history of severe mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction. An offer of immunity by the State’s Attorney made in the hectic days following Stacy’s disappearance does not make a statement by Mr. Morphey any more credible.”

  58. Oh, bull crap about Brodsky and his nonsense.

    All he does is yap, make accusations, slime, spew, grunt, cock his head.

    He proves nothing but that he can spin words, words he can’t even spell correctly.

    Start showing the proof, the doubt, the inconsistencies. Bah……….

  59. Bucket @27 said “I can’t see that what Tom has told us now jeopardises an arrest, can you? It’s not like LE haven’t had time to follow up all the details….”

    This is a really good point. If Morphey had spoken out in the first days, or even the first months, it might have been a problem for the investigation. But now that LE has had 1.5 years to pursue any and all leads? I can’t imagine how it would interfere.

  60. Well, we haven’t seen Brodsky on camera for a while. Personally, I can’t wait to see how much fatter he’s gotten and I admit that I always enjoy watching him stutter and stammer. Who knows, we might even get another nose-picking screen capture out of it.

  61. Screw that noise about documented Morphey mental instability history. Brodsky is ACCUSING Morphey of things he likes to hear come out of his mouth. There’s plenty of the same shit against him and his client. Accusations, truth? Take your pick:

    Brodsky has been documented as having his law license suspended.

    Brodsky was documented as having holed up in his house with a shotgun, threatening to kill himself.

    Brodsky has been documented as having filed for bankruptcy so he wouldn’t have to pay a divorce lawyer’s fees.

    Drew Peterson has been documented as being the focus of the crime of murder of his ex-wife, and the disappearance of his present wife.

    Peterson has been documented as outting an undercover drug agent.

    Peterson has been accused of using the police department’s data base to gather information of people not sympathetic to his way of life.

    It’s been documented that Peterson turned over hundreds of thousands of dollars to his adult son for his own sinister reasons.

    Peterson has been documented as having found a Will that was favorable to him, and it’s been documented that the Appellate Court overturned it.

    All talk. No action. Nonsense.

  62. If you don’t like the story that’s being reported, give ’em one of your own.

    IMO that is just what Brodsky plans to do.

    This is just a local press conference, right?

    Well, I won’t be able to watch it anyway, so I’ll count on the members here to give a rundown of what Brodsky says and does.

  63. There might be a live feed on the web sites of WGN or CBS 2, Noway. Let’s keep our eyes open for any indication of that.

  64. Reply to noway #56.

    I do recall that now. Thanks for reminding me. I still think it is best for them to go through the GJ process because the defense doesn’t get the right to cross-examine people that go before the GJ until after it is complete and the actual trial starts.

    I was originally thinking that they couldn’t charge him with a capital offense unless it went to the GJ. But indeed it can be done either via the GJ or a preliminary “cause” hearing. Here is the law based on the Illinois Constitution:

    SECTION 7. INDICTMENT AND PRELIMINARY HEARING
    No person shall be held to answer for a criminal offense unless on indictment of a grand jury, except in cases in which the punishment is by fine or by imprisonment other than in the penitentiary, in cases of impeachment, and in cases arising in the militia when in actual service in time of war or public danger. The General Assembly by law may abolish the grand jury or further limit its use.
    No person shall be held to answer for a crime punishable by death or by imprisonment in the penitentiary unless either the initial charge has been brought by indictment of a grand jury or the person has been given a prompt preliminary hearing to establish probable cause.

    (Source: Illinois Constitution.)

    Source: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lrb/conent.htm

  65. Bucket #27 and Facs #73:

    I just think Tom got fed up with not feeling like the case was going anywhere. The sad truth is sometimes the squeaky wheel gets the oil.

    The Savio family trusted in the justice system and ended up feeling short-changed. I bet they wish they could turn back the hands of time and call the media out to point out the oversights on the investigation into Kitty’s death.

    Tom sat there on his hands for nearly a year and a half while having to watch Drew and Joel bash him nearly ever single time they are on camera and in their press releases. I’d have burst out by now if I were him too.

  66. I think that Glasgow’s office is more concerned with dotting every i and crossing every t than touching base with everyone.

    They have an end goal in sight – and that is conviction. Families and scared witnesses probably want it done fast – but sometimes that can jeopardize a conviction.

    So – I’m 50/50 here. I want them to go faster – but not so fast that they are sloppy. Can’t I have my cake and eat it too??

  67. Months ago, Brodsky’s patsy, Paulie, put an investigator’s short paragraph on his website that was taken from a college bud of Stacy’s the day before her disappearance. His name was Mike, and he mentioned discussing her wanting to leave her husband, and of him telling her to use cash so he couldn’t “find” her. Obviously, this was his advice to her to help her keep Drew from finding out where she was living during the time she was going to file for a divorce.

    Instead, Brodsky tried to use it to his benefit as proof that she ran away, and took cash.

    It is my recollection that the butthead lawyer said he wanted to talk to Mike and get more information. Isn’t it funny how mysteriously that sought after statement disappeared from the radar? Or is it that Brodsky DID talk to him, and his information was helpful to the prosecution, not the defense.

    Brodsky is a bunch of bull and blows air out of his butt, where he pulls his defense tactics from.

  68. Thanks, Rescue! Watching it now.

    TAI … I agree: Hurry up but don’t mess up!

    LMAO … didn’t expect them to touch base with everyone, but TM’s testimony seems to be key testimony. Don’t think an occasional phone call (instead of a media appearance) would take that long. 😉

  69. Drew won’t be able to stand it — this attention being paid to someone other than him … will Joel be able to hold him back, or will Drew pull a stunt of some kind?

  70. I’m typing this as it’s being said.

    A private investigator is on and says Tom Morphey is believable, and he should be a good witness because his information is so detailed.

    On the other hand, he’s saying that Peterson, when he’s questioned, never gives good answers to touchy questions because he’s never thought them through. He’s not believable in that aspect, so a jury may tend to believe someone like Morphey more than they would Peterson.

  71. This is a quote from Brodsky. When he does his news conference today, maybe he will enlighten us with positive news about his client. This was after the news of Stacy’s convo with Mike, her school bud, the night before she disappeared. Anyway…

    “I’m wondering how much other positive information is out there that hasn’t been leaked, that’s been kept hidden, from the public and from Drew.”

    Drew Peterson calls the development “refreshing,” and he says – “We’re going to have a lot of embarrassed people when she walks in the door one of these days.”

    ***********

    Can’t make this stuff up!

  72. They all mentioned how the amount of detail Morphey is able to give is much more compelling than the vacuum that Drew offers.

    One reporter spoke to Drew shortly after Stacy’s disappearance and recalled that when she asked Drew where he was when Stacy called him, he hesitated and said, “….ummmm….in my house.” as if he was making it up as he went.

  73. The same reporter also noted what many people following the case have: they can attempt to disparage and discredit Tom all they like. The more they make him out to be a messed-up dude, drug dependent, mentally unstable, the more they paint him as a perfect patsy for Drew.

    I’m experienceing this sudden elation that Drew has never been able to shut up all this time. So much of what he has blabbed can be used to bite him firmly in the ass.

    Every comment he’s ever made about hanging with the street rats, ‘helping’ them, using them, conning people and enjoying it, helps to build the case that he used poor Tom as an accomplice.

  74. As to Morphey’s detailed information, it should be easy enough to validate many of the things he discusses, whereas, Peterson will have to figure out a way to disspell it, other than calling him a drunk and a depressive.

    Puts it in a whole different light. Do jurors want to see Brodsky “prove” it’s all lies by (A)showing documentation of Morphey’s problems from ten years ago, or (B) do jurors want to see proof of phone records, sightings by others at Starbuck’s drive through, plastic shavings in the back of his car, disposed of evidence, recordings?

    I’ll take B.

  75. Also a quote after Mike’s statement was released:

    Drew Peterson says “Every day my innocence is becoming more and more clear… Police have had this for some time now,” he says. “Why haven’t they come forward with positive things on me?”

    *******

    Why haven’t you or Brodsky?

  76. Fox is going to have another segment on Peterson – Shepherd Smith, our favorite blue barrel questioner!

  77. Yo, y’all
    He’d prefer to have killed her when no one was home, but he had act pronto to stop her seeing the attorney.

    You know what a joker he is. Does he have some funny murderer stories about other failed attempts besides the gunshot through the floor?

    Isn’t it interesting how he kept volunteering the information about having seen Tom the day before…we didn’t know until now that part of Tom’s story was meeting with the pig the day before.

  78. http://www.wbbm780.com/Peterson-s-Lawyer–Stepbrother-s-Storys–All-Fanta/3991997

    Posted: Tuesday, 10 March 2009 2:26PM

    Peterson’s Lawyer: Stepbrother’s Storys “All Fantasy”

    Steve Miller Reporting

    CHICAGO (WBBM) – Drew Peterson’s lawyer says the story that Peterson’s stepbrother is telling a newspaper reporter about the weekend Stacy disappeared is all fantasy.

    It was the last weekend in October, 2007.

    Thomas Morphey, the stepbrother of Drew Peterson, told the Joliet Herald News that he helped Peterson move a blue barrel out to his car – a blue barrel that Morphey said he believed contained the remains of Stacy Peterson.

    Drew Peterson’s lawyer Joel Brodsky says Morphey’s story would be damning – if it was true.

    “There’s probably things in the past that Morphey might have done – helping Drew unload a truck on some job project or something, that Morphey, in his mind, may have twisted around.”

    “Nothing against people with mental illness,” Brodsky says, “but Tom Morphey is mentally ill… is a drug addict and an alcoholic.”

    Drew Peterson’s step-brother–who fears he helped dispose of a body around the time Peterson’s wife Stacy vanished–is speaking publicly for the first time.

    Thomas Morphey tells the Joliet Herald that Peterson, in late Oct 2007, told him his wife Stacy was cheating on him and that Peterson had to take care of the problem.

    Morphey says Peterson then asked him to rent out a storage unit and later had him hold on to a cell phone for an hour that rang twice, the caller ID indicating it was Stacy.

    Morphey says he then helped Peterson remove a blue barrel from the couple’s Bolingbrook home.

    Shortly after that, news broke that Stacy had vanished and Morphey says he took an overdose of pills.

    Peterson’s attorney says Morphey is a liar with a history of mental illness and drug abuse.

    Last week, the Joliet Herald reported that Morphey had been offered immunity by investigators for his testimony, but says he has yet to tell his story in court.

    Peterson has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

  79. “There’s probably things in the past that Morphey might have done – helping Drew unload a truck on some job project or something, that Morphey, in his mind, may have twisted around.”

    Is this a way to explain how Tom’s fingerprints may have gotten on the back of the Denali? From Tom’s account it seems like he didn’t wear any gloves.

  80. Is anyone else getting tired of hearing about Tom Morphey’s drinking problems from a guy who is frequently out drinking at bars (and/or his lawyer)??

  81. Drew Peterson’s lawyer says the story that Peterson’s stepbrother is telling a newspaper reporter about the weekend Stacy disappeared is all fantasy.

    **********

    No, fantasy is Brodsky believing and saying Hosey hacked into Peterson’s personal computer, after which he called his employer and tried to get him fired for it.

    **********

    “Nothing against people with mental illness,” Brodsky says, “but Tom Morphey is mentally ill… is a drug addict and an alcoholic.”

    **********

    Nothing against inept lawyers, but Brodsky is professionally incompetent, and represents a wife abuser and killer.

  82. Good stuff coming out from Brodsky, though. All talk, talk, talk.

    No substantial proof to discredit Morphey.

    Talk is cheap.

    Put the evidence the prosecution has in the jurors’ hands, it says volumes.

  83. Any documented history of Tom Morphey having “departures from reality”?

    Unless he’s schizophrenic, which not even Joel has tried to claim, I don’t see anything in his history that would explain prolonged and detailed hallucinations.

    And IMO, if Morphey’s account is the product of hallucination, they are the most mundane, down-to-earth, plausible hallucinations I’ve ever heard of.

    It’s not like he said that Drew took the form of an alien who flew down from outer space, probed him anally and then removed his head and injected him with interstellar angelic elixir. He states that Drew picked him up at his house and that they got coffee at the Starbucks drive-through.

  84. Facs – he didn’t say “hallucinations”! He said “fantasies”. Come on – everyone that lies and uses drugs/alcohol fantasize about helping someone remove a body from their home – don’t they???

  85. Riiiiggght. Because then they can fantasize about leaving the state and hiding out in crappy motels, for the next five months in fear for their lives. I see…

  86. According to Joel, anyone with anything negative to say about his client has just mixed something up in their mind.

    Just like, how Christina Raines ‘thought’ she hear Joel and Drew planning an engagement stunt:

    …So, I don’t blame her. She made a mistake. She basically confused a couple of things she overheard and just didn’t know what she was really saying…

    Sounds like Chrissy may be the next one to be labelled a mentally ill alcoholic. I mean, Drew did already get started on that story during their break up; she lives on diet cola, beer, chocolate and cigarettes…left loose to run on the streets, fist-fighting…

  87. Wow..Tom Morphy has a lot more information than I thought he had, no wonder the LE were hiding him. They also have a long time to check our his story. This is really a step forward..

  88. Wonder why Mike Robinson is the only one that escaped the wrath of Peterson? Mims, Wawczak, Morphey. All have been fed to the sharks for their past indiscretions.

    But Mikey? Naw, he beats the crap out of three women and he’s Drew’s BFF. When is Mikey going to be shark food?

  89. do you think that Drew rented a storage unit himself and still has her stored in it and that is why no one has ever found her. He coule have rented one anywhere not necessarily near where he lives.

  90. I think they (LE) should get them all together in one room – Morphey, Mims, Lenny, & Paula and discuss this as a group. Maybe they could fill in blanks or blocks of time for each other. I am so happy to hear all of this. Maybe Tom asked about gloves because he was concerned about the so-called “chlorine” in the barrel. Undiluted chlorine could very well irritate your skin. I wonder if the blue barrel is still located in a storage unit if it was put there at all? Also, I wonder if the pool was ever checked for an overabundance of chlorine and if the pool was not in use around that time? I realize that it was October but some one stated that it was an indian summer there. Apparently, he involved Morphey, Robinson, and Mims either directly or indirectly, meaning maybe his head clearing trip was to go and retrieve the barrel that maybe was dropped off by truckers or someone else. I am just rambling on but it is all possible (JMO).

  91. I also wonder if Mike Robinson rented something for him. Sounds like Mike was a big part of these events.

  92. Noway at #57
    He may have thought Tom would go to the authorities. If he didn’t no problem. If he did, even better. He would discredit Tom (the way he has tried to do).

    * * * * * *
    Or was he trying to frame him? He wouldn’t have to worry about disposing of Stacy’s body other than to put it in Morphey’s newly-acquired storage locker. You can guess the rest…”Nut job. Crush on Stacy…”

  93. From what we have just read Tom Morphey was absolutely certain that Drew was about to commit a murder and that he was being asked to help. He asked about the gloves when moving the blue barrel because he didn’t want to leave fingerprints.

    C’mon, I think even Tom will admit that!

    He didn’t down two bottle of prescription pills because he was worried about chlorine residue. He tried to kill himself because he knew he was involved in a murder.

  94. Has anyone checked on Dereck Armstrong lately? Haven’t heard a peep out of him in ages and normally he’d be drooling over this kind of news.

  95. TAI – The silence from Armstrong has been making me semi-crazy. I search for stuff about and from him all the time and there is zilch, nada, niente.

    Now I start to wonder if not only if he have a six-month agreement with Drew that ran out, but if Joel actually brought some sort of restraining order against Armstrong so that he can’t call Drew any longer or report on his doings.

    There has to be some explanation….

  96. Poor Drew and Joel – it doesn’t seem like anyone picked up Joel’s news conference to stream live to their website. Guess I’ll have to watch it in rerun mode. It sucks not being top billing on the news any more.

  97. mom2 – If you knowingly hide a body and don’t immediately report it to the police you are an accessory to a crime. If he also knew about it the day before and it was planned – he could also be guilty of conspiracy to commit murder. These could result in some pretty hefty sentences.

  98. Even signing the immunity agreement doesn’t completely guarantee a free ride for Morphey. The earlier article noted this:

    …if any evidence emerges indicating that Thomas Morphey personally participated in the murder of Stacy Peterson, this agreement shall be null and void…

    It will be interesting to see how that sentence gets interpreted down the line.

  99. Wouldn’t it be funny as sh*t if the only person that showed up to the press conference was Joe Hosey??

    All of the other stations just seem to restate exactly what Joe reports and no one has their own teams asking questions other than Steve Miller of WBBM780.

  100. Yeah, that would be nice! We’re more concerned over the flooding than we are about Brodsky’s big head taking over his brain and thinking the sun rises and sets on what he says and does!

  101. Facs – I stand corrected. It looks like Drew is using the word “hallucinating” while Brodsky uses “fantasizing” as you can see at the end of this AP article.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,508386,00.html

    Drew Peterson’s Stepbrother Says He Helped Dispose of a Body

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    AP

    Drew Peterson’s stepbrother recounted chilling details of what he alleges was the final hours before the former Illinois police sergeant killed his fourth wife Stacy Peterson.

    Thomas Morphey told The Herald News he believes the 23-year-old was in the blue barrel he helped Peterson remove from his Bolingbrook, Ill. house and into a get-away-car.

    Stacy Peterson disappeared in October 2007. Her husband has been the focus of a police and grand jury investigation, but has never been charged.

    The bathtub death of Peterson’s third wife Kathleen Savio was ruled a homicide after initially being deemed accidental. Savio’s body was exhumed and re-examined after Stacy Peterson vanished.

    Morphey said Peterson, 55, came to his home under the auspices he was taking him to a nearby store where he had supposedly set up an interview for him.

    But, instead the two went to a park, where a conversation led him to believe Peterson was planning to murder Stacy’s alleged boyfriend.

    “We went to that park to discuss Stacy cheating on him, and he had to take care of the problem,” Morphey told the newspaper. “I didn’t think for a minute he was going to try to kill her.”

    Peterson started questioning Morphey’s love for him and asked if he would kill for him.

    When Morphey said no, Drew Peterson allegedly ask, “Could you live with knowing about it?” he told the newspaper.

    “Yeah, I guess. We always figured you killed Kathleen,” Morphey told The Herald News he said to Peterson.

    The next night Peterson picked up Morphey and started driving. They returned to the park. There Morphey alleges his stepbrother handed him a cell phone, telling him not to answer it and took off in his vehicle.

    Morphey told The Herald News about 45 minutes later the phone rang twice. Both times, he claims, the caller ID showed, “Stacy’s cell.”

    “Really, all I could think when I saw “Stacy” on the phone was he was killing her while I was standing there,” he told The Herald News.

    His stepbrother returned to the park a little while after, took Morphey back to his house where he enlisted his help to take a blue barrel outside to a vehicle, Morphey said. He told the newspaper a thick plastic bag was sticking out of the barrel.

    Morphey was offered immunity by police to tell them what happened that night, but has yet to tell it to a grand jury, he said.

    Peterson insists Morphey is lying.

    “He’s hallucinating,” he told the newspaper.

  102. I wonder how many folding guns Drew has hidden around the Maison du Disappearing Wives. Chrissy might want to think about how she’s going to reply when Drew asks her if he can use her as a hostage…

  103. rescueapet Says:

    March 10, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    Yeah, that would be nice! We’re more concerned over the flooding than we are about Brodsky’s big head taking over his brain and thinking the sun rises and sets on what he says and does!

    ****

    My background is still flooded from this weekend’s rain and we got some water seeping into my basement so I’m not happy to see this rain again today.

    Thankfully we have a system to keeping the leak at bay but a permanent fix will definitely be extremely expensive. Right now pulling bakc the carpet and inserting towels which are replaced every 2 hours will do!

  104. 1WW – I believe he already said something to that effect about Chrissy and how he’d be in jail for a few hours or something like that – didn’t he??

  105. 1WW – Sorry – I wasn’t trying to block you out of the conversation. I was trying to recall exactly where I had read he said that to Chrissy. Thought someone here would remember quickly.

  106. http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.witness.2.954850.html

    This says what’s already been reported, but says Morphey is defying a court order:

    BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (CBS) ―

    Drew Peterson’s stepbrother, Thomas Morphey, is under an immunity agreement as a witness in the Peterson case. He is speaking out about what he allegedly knows regarding Stacy Peterson’s disapperance.

    The man who said he unwittingly helped dispose of Stacy Peterson’s body is defying a court order and speaking out about what he allegedly knows.

  107. No apology needed..I think I was just kind of thinking aloud…or rather typing aloud..
    I have terrible research skills. So you think there is an imminent arrest ? I sure hope so that would be so wonderful !

  108. 1WW – I’m at a point where I don’t think anything is imminent unfortunately. I have to laugh because I was typing out loud as well.

  109. It doesn’t make sense that Hosey wouldn’t have mentioned TM was violating a court order in speaking out…

  110. I would hope that Joel had a way to prove that Tom’s story is just hallucination or fantasy rather than “because Drew said so”.

    Coffee 140, maybe the court order came after the first story. Maybe Tom failed to share that piece of information with Joe.

  111. facsmiley Says:

    March 10, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    What court order would that be?

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

    To not disclose anything to do with the investigation.

  112. I watched WGN at 5:30. There was a short clip from the conference. Joel with the same old song and dance, ‘Morphey’s delusional. He has a history of yadda yadda yadda. No blue barrel in the past, present or future’.

  113. All this information may be new to us, but it is not new to ISP or something they need to now look into or arrest Drew on that basis.

    Thomas Morphey was offered immunity around Halloween 2007.

    Therefore, needless to say, his information has proven to be vital and of utter importance to the Prosecution.

    That’s why he needs to keep quiet for as long as it takes.

    It’s better to let Drew and Brodsky do all the talking instead !

    Loose lips sink ships !

  114. 1wonderwoman Says:

    March 10, 2009 at 4:58 pm
    I think Drew is stupid enough to believe he will make bail when he is arrested…….

    eventually!!

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

    From memory they put Bobby Cutts bail at $ 3.000.000 (!!)

    My guess is Drews bail would be set considerably higher.

    I therefore think Drew needs to transfer some more money to his son or maybe borrow some money of Chrissie (!!)

  115. JAH, my exclamation about the court order was just to note that we hadn’t heard anything about a court order up until today.

    Who issued it and when?

  116. Oh correction, Bobby Cutts Bond money was 5 million !!

    “Judge John Poulos set Cutts’ bond at $5000000”

    Drew better open up a high interest savings account real quick – LOL !

  117. facsmiley Says:

    March 10, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    JAH, my exclamation about the court order was just to note that we hadn’t heard anything about a court order up until today.

    Who issued it and when?

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

    Hello FACS, my guess is it is standard procedure when offering immunity, witness protection etc, just like the overhears were to be Court sanctioned.

  118. Just went back and re-read everyone’s posts.

    I’m starting to wonder if the Mike Robinson case is holding ISP/Glasgow from making an arrest. The M.R. case seems to be dragging along. Have read that the suspect and Robinson are very tight. If my memory is correct, Robinson was the one who dropped of cell phone and car to suspect at the start of these all.

    Does this make any sense???

  119. I was looking back at stuff today and I found the IM conversation that Drew had with Lorie last July. He claimed at that time that Robinson was his best friend.

    XXXXXXX (7/2/2008 12:17:32 AM): My sister went to school and hung out with Mike Robinson
    bpd95969 (7/2/2008 12:17:59 AM): hes now my best friend

    bpd95969 (7/2/2008 12:20:12 AM): i see mike almost everyday

    It was Mike who gave Drew a cell phone (supposedly belonging to his heating and cooling business) and who traded written notes with him which were immediately shredded (according to Ric Mims).

  120. whitesoxfan Says:

    March 10, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    Just went back and re-read everyone’s posts.

    I’m starting to wonder if the Mike Robinson case is holding ISP/Glasgow from making an arrest. The M.R. case seems to be dragging along. Have read that the suspect and Robinson are very tight. If my memory is correct, Robinson was the one who dropped of cell phone and car to suspect at the start of these all.

    Does this make any sense???

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

    Yes, it makes a lot of sense and ISP may also be waiting for progress in the reopening of Kathleens Estate before they make an arrest.

    I think a lot of things are waiting on other things if you know what I mean !

  121. Still waiting for the headline, Finance leaves again….. Guessing no one wants to cover……

    Actually the only headline we all want to see is…Suspect Has Been Arrested!

  122. New Hosey article just put up…..

    Stepbrother: Drew tries to discredit me
    March 10, 2009
    By JOE HOSEY jhosey@scn1.com

    BOLINGBROOK — If he is supposed to be such an unreliable, delusional, mentally ill alcoholic, Thomas Morphey wants to know, then why has Drew Peterson gone to such lengths to discredit him?

    “From the very beginning, they have done nothing but paint me in a certain light,” said Morphey, the stepbrother of the celebrated murder suspect. “If there was nothing to hide, why would they go to the extremes that they have?”

    Thomas Morphey says his stepbrother Drew Peterson and his attorney Joel Brodsky have done their best to smear and discredit him since he told authorities what he knew of the disappearance of Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy.
    (Joe Hosey/Staff Writer)

    It might have something to do with Morphey recently accusing Peterson of asking him to kill for him the day before Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, was last seen alive.

    And on the next day — Oct. 28, 2007 — Morphey said he helped Peterson carry a blue barrel out of the Peterson home and down to a waiting sport utility vehicle. Morphey believes Stacy Peterson’s body was in the barrel.

    Morphey said the experience left him despondent and fearful for the welfare of his longtime girlfriend and her three children. He attempted suicide two days after Stacy vanished, he said, in hopes they might escape Peterson’s malice.

    Morphey survived the drug overdose. The next day, he said, State’s Attorney James Glasgow offered him immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony. The Herald News has obtained a copy of the immunity offer, which demands the full story of what he was up to with Peterson the weekend of Oct. 27, 2007, along with his disclosure of any knowledge he has of the “kidnapping or murder of Stacy Peterson.”

    Peterson’s pattern

    Since then, Morphey said, Peterson and his attorney Joel Brodsky have done their best to smear and discredit him.

    In fact, Brodsky held a press conference Tuesday in Chicago in which he questioned why Morphey has not gone before the grand jury and his viability as a witness.

    Morphey said he sees a pattern in this, with Peterson ripping anyone who dares speak ill of him — including ex-wives, a former fiancee, a minister and two friends, Len Wawczak and Paula Stark, who worked with the state police to record his conversations.

    “It’s been anyone who has anything negative to say from the get-go,” Morphey said.

    Morphey also accused Peterson and his friend, Steve Carcerano, of paying one of Morphey’s former girlfriends $500 for photographs depicting Morphey in a less than favorable light.

    Brodsky, without success, attempted to distribute the photographs, one of which allegedly showed Morphey smoking marijuana. The woman, Holly Steele, confirmed in September that she sold the photographs to Peterson and Carcerano.

    Carcerano said he remembers accompanying Peterson to purchase photographs of Morphey but did not know the name of the woman they obtained them from. He also disputed the $500 price tag for the pictures, but did not give a figure for them.

    Morphey described the picture ploy as “the stunt that they tried to pull in the beginning, buying 10-year-old pictures and trying to make them seem recent.”

    More witnesses?

    Despite the backlash from Peterson and Brodsky, Morphey said he has no regrets about breaking his 17-month silence to go public about the role he believes he played in Stacy Peterson’s disappearance.

    “I feel like a weight’s been lifted,” he said.

    And Morphey hinted there may be more potential Peterson witnesses going public.

    “I don’t think it will be too long before Len (Wawczak) and Paula (Stark) have had enough where they say what they need to say,” he sai

  123. I would just like to ask Thomas Morphey what makes him think anybody remotely believes any of Drew and Joels smear campaigns, especially considering they come out with the same old nonsense time and time again.

    They are just making themselves look foolish over and over and over again.

    They are already at a point where they have no credibility about anything they say and that is not even including their “white noise” strategy, which in itself is as bizarre as.

    It is really saying something when an Attorney appears to be as, or at times even more, Sociopathic than his client (!!)

  124. Carcerano said he remembers accompanying Peterson to purchase photographs of Morphey but did not know the name of the woman they obtained them from. He also disputed the $500 price tag for the pictures, but did not give a figure for them.

    Carcerano admits it!!!??

    If anyone needs a refresher as to when Joel was hawking those photos of Tom, here’s the post at Legal Pub – the blog that posted one of the pics:

    Scrutinizing The Microscopic View of Drew Peterson.

  125. Facs,

    No problem… Sorry if I took up too much space.

    I still believe this is a lot bigger than any of us can imagine. Hoping all of the news of the last couple of days, causes the suspect to do some thinking and maybe comes clean.

    Yeah, I know, probably impossible.
    But how long can he seat at home with 4 kids before he cracks…..

    If Tom or John M. are reading, keep safe, thanks for all you have done.

  126. 1wonderwoman Says:

    March 10, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    I wonder…How long before Lenny and Paula
    talk ?

    I wonder…Is Glasgow having a coronary ?

    YIKES !

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

    Yeah, OMG, Can you believe it !

    I’m nearly having a coronary myself.

    Prosecution witnesses coming out of the woodwork talking about the case.

    By all means publicly speak about Drews dirty tactics trying to discredit witnesses, but PLEASE do not talk about the cases themselves.

  127. JAH – when you have a County of cops and prosecutors just drop their witnesses and quit updating them, I don’t blame any of them for being frustrated and mad. I would be too.

    Walk a mile in their shoes. Bucket was right on this morning. These witnesses put their butts on the line, and the shithead is being driven around in limos and giving press conferences.

    Enough already. Let them talk.

  128. If anyone needs a refresher as to when Joel was hawking those photos of Tom, here’s the post at Legal Pub – the blog that posted one of the pics:

    Scrutinizing The Microscopic View of Drew Peterson.

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

    From memory Joel was sanctimoniously waving this photo in a t.v. interview and no one took any notice – LOL !!

  129. rescueapet Says:

    March 10, 2009 at 9:17 pm
    JAH – when you have a County of cops and prosecutors just drop their witnesses and quit updating them, I don’t blame any of them for being frustrated and mad. I would be too.

    Walk a mile in their shoes. Bucket was right on this morning. These witnesses put their butts on the line, and the shithead is being driven around in limos and giving press conferences.

    Enough already. Let them talk.

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

    I REPEAT:

    By all means publicly speak about Drews dirty tactics trying to discredit witnesses, but PLEASE do not talk about the cases themselves.

  130. JAH – what show was that? Was that a today show appearance? I remember how he tried to show it and they refused to let him. LOL!

  131. I’ve noticed a lot of posts of the edge of testiness today. I’m feeling testy myself. This is a very frustrating situation!

    Everyone has their opinions and a right to express them. Please don’t try to shut each other down.

    Feel free to say what you want but please let others have their say as well.

  132. justanotherhen,

    I agree with you about prosecution witnesses talking too much.

    It bothered me yesterday when first Hosey article was posted. These witnesses may want to think real hard before saying too much.

    You have all done some very wonderful and powerful things and you don’t want throw it all away or delay an arrest from happening.

  133. rescueapet Says:

    March 10, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Facs – it was on Greta’s show
    —–
    Dang it, I missed it, Turned to MLB.com for a second.

  134. WSF – that was an old show I was referring to about Brodsky trying to get Morphey’s photo on tv. Last year. You didn’t miss anything, LOL.

  135. I think I am very puzzled as to why the witnesses have been left hanging, and not kept informed of the progress. Why wouldn’t Mr. Glasgow extend himself to these people and let them know how valued they are and what’s going to be expected of them?

    Instead, they’re not told of anything, one way or the other, as has been the case with the SA’s Office keeping the public informed.

    Business as usual?

  136. Rescue & Facs,

    Ok thanks. I do remember the picture. Also, think now that showed it on Larry King but no one really seemed to care since it was so old.

  137. i wonder if they didnt want to contact morphey in fear it may be leaked on his whearabouts, mabey the hotel receptionist would listen in on calls, or reporters following etc,,thinking this case is more complicated than we understand , alot of allegations are going to come up on Coroners, and other police officers, alot of high ranking people could go down for other charges in this case, and lets face it folks, its Illinois !we need to cover everyones bases before we charge him alot of people dropped the ball with Kathleen !! only reason i can come up with on the delay. alot of money probably being exchanged , soon they will all have their stories in line and they can charge him. okay let me have it ! its JMO..

  138. I REPEAT:

    By all means publicly speak about Drews dirty tactics trying to discredit witnesses, but PLEASE do not talk about the cases themselves.

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

    I was not trying to shut anyone down on this Board.

    My comments were in reference to Thomas Morphey.

    He should speak freely about Drews dirty tactics trying to discredit prosecution witnesses such as himself, but he should NOT speak about the cases themselves or critisize ISP/States Attorney for not making an arrest as NONE of these people understand the strategies of an investigation or when an arrest should be made.

    Also ISP/States Attorneys Office does not “update” people or let them know where they are in an investigation or when an arrest is going to be made for the very same reason Thomas Morphey is doing now, that they go public with it (!!)

  139. I think Tom should be able to defend himself but agree that I hope he now stops talking about anything that could come up at trial and keeps it to stories about how Drew was in personal life.

    Same goes for Lenny and Paula. If they say too much then that could hurt the prosecution (if one is ever launched).

    I hope Tom stays strong through this because he is truly the one person that could possibly be the link to finding Stacy. I pray he thinks of his nephews and niece and gives the authorities every single piece of information that could help them complete the puzzle.

  140. We also need to remember there are yo-yo people involved in these cases, such as Christina for example.

    One minute she is lovey-dovey with Drew, next minute she’s moved out and in front of a Grand Jury.

    Next she is back with Drew again.

    There are no prizes for guessing Christinas loyalties are all over the place, so anything she may have heard or been asked by ISP/Grand Jury will go back to Drew again.

    That’s another reason ISP/States Attorney don’t update or inform anyone about anything as peoples loyalties can shift too easily.

  141. Attorney for Drew Peterson dismisses reports that Peterson enlisted stepbrother to help dispose of his wife’s body

    Thomas Morphey this week told a newspaper he helped Peterson move a blue barrel out of Peterson’s house on the day Stacy Peterson disappeared

    By Matthew Walberg and Erika Slife | Tribune reporters
    March 11, 2009

    Drew Peterson’s attorney Tuesday dismissed reports that Peterson had asked his stepbrother whether he loved him enough to kill for him and that he enlisted that same stepbrother to help him dispose of his wife’s body in 2007.

    In his first public interview, Peterson’s stepbrother, Thomas Morphey this week told the Joliet Herald News that he had helped Peterson move a blue barrel out of Peterson’s house on the day that Peterson’s wife, Stacy, disappeared. The Tribune had previously reported Morphey’s alleged role in the day’s events.

    But Morphey also said that the day before the blue barrel incident, Drew Peterson asked him: “How much do you love me?” and “enough to kill for me?”

    Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky, played down the significance of Morphey’s interview, saying the man has a history of drug and alcohol abuse. Morphey has also attempted suicide, including in the days after Stacy Peterson vanished.

    “A person like that has fantasies—they are delusional,” Brodsky said. “They can create things for whatever reason, they can twist facts or circumstances to meet their own needs. So you can’t really take a person like that at their word.”

    Morphey could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

    Peterson, 55, a former Bolingbrook police sergeant, is the sole suspect in the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, who is his fourth wife, and was 23 at the time. Authorities have called the case a “potential homicide,” which has led them to re-investigate the mysterious death of Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in a bathtub in 2004.

    According to the report out this week, when Morphey said he couldn’t live with killing someone, Drew asked: “Could you live with knowing about it?” according to Morphey, who said he replied: “Yeah, I guess. We always figured you killed Kathleen.”

    Morphey told the newspaper that he has not been called to testify before the special grand jury investigating the Peterson cases.

    Brodsky said that it could show that the Will County state’s attorney’s office believes Morphey has a credibility problem.

    “If they found him credible [he] would have been one of the first witnesses they brought in [to the grand jury] and they would have based the entire case on his testimony,” Brodsky said.

    Charles Pelkie, spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office, declined to comment on whether Morphey had testified before the grand jury.

    “The only thing I can say is these investigations are moving ahead full steam,” he said, “and we expect to bring one to conclusion.”

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-drew-peterson-11-mar11,0,6234138.story

  142. I hope talking about what happened doesn’t screw up the case.

    I understand the frustration Tom, Lenny and Paula must be feeling, but it sure wouldn’t be worth it to mess it up.

    Patience is a virtue, I’m told.

  143. And I’m not just talking about interviews with reporters. Blogging, chatting, posting on blogboardforums.

    The key witnesses need to stay away from the keyboard! You never know who knows who you are.

  144. I think we are all so blase hearing about Thomas Morphey’s supposed drug/drinking problems etc that we need to hear more about the sneaky things Drew and Joel get up to when no one is looking (!!), such as asking Lenny to burn down the Memorial garden, sabotaging Sharons garage door, trying to get Joe Hosey discredited and sacked, paying someone for unflattering photos of Thomas Morphey and what Steve Carceranos involvement is in all this !

    Why don’t we get to hear more about Drew and Joels impeccable character ??

  145. Exactly, JAH. Add to it the tasteless publicity stunts like Win a Date with Drew and trying to get people into a ring to fight him. WTF?

  146. Charles Pelkie:

    “The only thing I can say is these investigations are moving ahead full steam,” he said, “and we expect to bring one to conclusion.”

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

    GOOD !!

  147. Morphey told the newspaper that he has not been called to testify before the special grand jury investigating the Peterson cases.

    Brodsky said that it could show that the Will County state’s attorney’s office believes Morphey has a credibility problem.

    “If they found him credible [he] would have been one of the first witnesses they brought in [to the grand jury] and they would have based the entire case on his testimony,” Brodsky said.

    What do you all think of this? I kind of have to think that there is a reason he was not brought before the GJ and it has nothing to do with the investigators questioning Tom’s credibility. After all, they believed him enough to offer him immunity and to advise him to go into hiding for a few months.

  148. It does seem a little odd that Drew doesn’t focus more of his energy on finding Stacy so that this nightmare could end for him.

  149. Morphey told the newspaper that he has not been called to testify before the special grand jury investigating the Peterson cases.

    Brodsky said that it could show that the Will County state’s attorney’s office believes Morphey has a credibility problem.

    “If they found him credible [he] would have been one of the first witnesses they brought in [to the grand jury] and they would have based the entire case on his testimony,” Brodsky said.

    Ah, it could also mean they don’t want to give him a heads up as to what his potential testimony will be too. No law says he has to appear before the GJ. Geesh, Brodsky thinks everyone fell off the pumpkin truck, heh?

  150. And forgive me, but I can’t help snicker when I see how the editors have to fill in the blanks when it comes to a quote from Joel.

  151. Ooops, sorry Facs. We were thinking the same thing at the same time. That laughable remark stood out to me also.

  152. Brodsky said that it could show that the Will County state’s attorney’s office believes Morphey has a credibility problem.

    “If they found him credible [he] would have been one of the first witnesses they brought in [to the grand jury] and they would have based the entire case on his testimony,” Brodsky said.

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

    Yeah, the States Attorney offers Thomas Morphey immunity and witness protection because he doesn’t believe a word he says !

    LOL @ Brodsky !!

  153. BTW – umm, Drew Peterson appeared before the GJ and he took the Fifth.

    Tell me that’s not lookin’ a little like a credibility problem.

    Drew has credibility? I don’t think so.

  154. Facs, re 186.

    I don’t think Tom’s testimony or anyone else’s testimony is enough to convict Drew by itself.

    Of course, if someone agreed to more involvement than Tom did, and that person made a deal, I would be wrong.

  155. Oh, but I hope she’s not being driven to an orthodontist or plastic surgeon. We all know how that will wind up on The Today Show someday, ala Drew Peterson.

  156. There was a neighbor who saw the two men carry out a container and load it into the back of the SUV. It’s the pink elephant in the middle of the room that the Peterson defense never mentions. But, that could be, according to Brodsky, because there never was a blue container, and Morphey is delusional. Well, so is the neighbor that saw the two. Delusional, or drunk, or on drugs.

  157. There was a neighbor who saw the two men carry out a container and load it into the back of the SUV.
    I think this was a false story. If I remember right, it was confused with Walters story?
    ******************************

    “A person like that has fantasies—they are delusional,” Brodsky said. “They can create things for whatever reason, they can twist facts or circumstances to meet their own needs. So you can’t really take a person like that at their word.”
    lol lol

    Quote of the month!

    I think Matt and Erika noticed the irony in this quote, and made sure they got it in.

    Brodsky really is an idiot. I almost feel sorry for him.

    I can feel an arrest coming SOON! 😆

  158. I just want Tom Morphey to know he hasn’t been deserted by ISP/States Attorneys Office or deliberately made to feel unimportant or valueless as unfortunately that is the way these investigations go.

    They can’t tell you anything and it seems you’re left dangling, but your day will come and when it does it will be a very important day in finding Justice for Stacy and vindication for you and your loved ones !

    Be Strong and Have Faith !!

  159. its been a year and a half, what more could they possibly be looking for ?? such a high profile case ?, how long does it take to get phone records ? what the hell are they searching for that takes so long ? damn politicians, coroners, officers, well we all know that they need to answer for some of this from the first time, it is looking bad for ISP and BPD in my opinion, along with al the people involved 4 years ago in the first suspicious death. MAN -UP

  160. womenscornedposton4m Says:

    March 11, 2009 at 12:06 am
    There was a neighbor who saw the two men carry out a container and load it into the back of the SUV.
    I think this was a false story. If I remember right, it was confused with Walters story?
    ******************************

    I believe there actually is a neighbor who saw the two men carry out a container.

    That story came out long before anything else or any mention of Thomas Morphey.

    It could very well be this neigbor has elected or been told to keep quiet and they have !!

  161. Here is a link to one report.
    I thought it was confused with Tom telling a neighbor the story.

  162. I’ve never seen anything about this to the contrary either. In fact, based on this information from early in the investigation, it certainly helps to cooborate what Morphey has been saying about being with Peterson at the house and helping him carry out the container. Contrary to Peterson’s contention that it never happened, there was no barrel, and he wasn’t in contact with Morphey that day.

  163. A neighbor told WBBM-TV that she had a conversation with Drew Peterson about the relative who reportedly tried to kill himself.

    “He needed me to watch the kids if I could for about an hour and a half; he was going to go visit a relative that had tried to commit suicide,” said the neighbor, Sharon Bychowski.

    Bychowski says she asked Drew about that relative’s wellbeing when he returned from the hospital later.

    “I did ask him, I said, ‘how is your relative,’ and he said, ‘What? Oh, he’s OK, he just had some issues, lost his family, lost his job, you know,'” Bychowski said.

    She also says police asked her about a barrel immediately after Stacy disappeared.

    “The officers when they were searching his home, asked me if I knew anything about a blue, what they called, a container,” Bychowski said.
    http://cbs2chicago.com/national/stacy.peterson.barrel.2.597897.html

  164. re to facs # 8…
    i have a friend on the bolingbrook police (he can’t stand drew, btw) who says LE is waiting to make an arrest until they have an airtight case. they do not want any chance of him being able to slip off on a technicality or loophole and then not be able to get him later because of double jeopardy. they know he is guilty, and it is killing them to not take him into custody, but they want the case to be strong enough against him that he cannot slither out. his (my friend’s) biggest comment on drew is this..”he a POS who is addicted to the attention. negative, positive, it doesn’t matter. it’s all about the attention. the worst thing anyone could do to drew is to treat him like any other person. the less special he is treated, the more he will go out of his way to get the attention, good or bad, and that is going to be his downfall.”

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