Drew Peterson Lies on the Air About Visiting a Storage Facility.

Drew Peterson at WIND 560 am.

Drew Peterson at WIND 560.

Yesterday, while we were all waiting to see Thomas Morphey speak on Good Morning America, Drew Peterson and Joel Brodsky did a radio interview at WIND 560 am, with Geoff Pinkus and Amy Jacobson.

My hat is off to Jacobson and Pinkus, who went after Drew with some very direct questions, including some about the storage locker that Thomas Morphey claims Drew wanted him to rent the day before Stacy Peterson disappeared. You need to listen to this audio clip from the show.

I was very interested to hear Drew at first deny that the visit had occurred and then under the urgings of Jacobson and his attorney, do a complete 180 and admit that indeed he had visited such a facility with his step-brother, but only to inquire about renting a unit, and only to store tires. Not in any way did he want Tom to put the unit in his name, so that Drew could store a corpse there. No. No way. Absolutely not!

UPDATE:  Geoff Pinkus has got four audio segments from the show available on his site now. They are good!

UPDATE: From a new ABC story
A spokesperson for the Will County State’s Attorney Office responded to the allegations by Brodsky saying that, “Mr. Brodsky has no first-hand knowledge of our investigation and no concept of whom we deem credible or not. Our investigation is focused on the disappearance of Stacy Peterson and the murder of Kathleen Savio.  We fully expect to bring one of those cases to a successful conclusion in the very near future.”.

Transcript of the Tribune clip:

JACOBSON: Thomas Morphey’s going to claim tomorrow on Good Morning America that you tried to get him to rent a storage locker the day before Stacy disappeared.

PETERSON: No.

JACOBSON: And that he didn’t have his ID with him. Did you ever go to a storage facility?

BRODSKY: Go ahead and answer.

JACOBSON: Just tell the truth.

PETERSON: Yeah, I was going, looking for storage facilities because if you look in my garage, you can’t move in my garage.

JACOBSON: So that happened the day before she disappeared.

PETERSON: The day before she disappeared I picked him up to go for a job interview for him but he was so drunk and intoxicated that I couldn’t take him to the interview.

JACOBSON: Where was the interview?

PETERSON: It was a grocery store in Bolingbrook.

JACOBSON: OK. So after that you went to a storage facility?

PETERSON: We were just driving around talking, and I stopped into one, yes.

JACOBSON: Where was this one?

PETERSON: It was ah…in Bolingbrook. On the South end of Bolingbrook.

JACOBSON: Off of Boughton Road?

PETERSON: No, off of Route 53.

JACOBSON: OK, so you did go to the storage facility and you did try to rent a locker?

PETERSON: No, I just went there to inquire about renting a unit.

JACOBSON: OK. And it had nothing to do with Stacy. To allegedly store a body and…

PETERSON: Nothing at all.

JACOBSON: Wait until things died down…

PETERSON: No, I was gonna put tires in there.

JACOBSON: Pin the murder on him?

PETERSON: No. No.

JACOBSON: Why didn’t you rent a locker then?

PETERSON: Well, this stuff came up and it wasn’t a matter-of-fact thing. It wasn’t something that I deliberately had to get done right away. But I wanted to clean my garage up a little bit.

PINKUS: Mr. Brodsky, do you think it’s ever going to die down, this case? Maybe after you’re not on TV and all that other stuff like the guy that Amy used to investigate, that Stebic guy? He hasn’t said nothing, gone no one, talked to no one, did nothing. They don’t even talk about him. You guys took over.

JACOBSON: Yeah, but he’s a suspect. Drew Peterson’s a suspect. You’re a suspect in Kathleen’s and Stacy’s or just Kathleen’s?

PETERSON: I don’t know what they’re officially calling me now.

PINKUS: Person of interest?

JACOBSON: No, that’s Stebic’s a person of interest. You’re a suspect. But I don’t know for which. I’m sorry. Excuse my ignorance, but I don’t know if it’s for Kathleen or for Stacy.

PETERSON: I guess I’m a suspect.

BRODSKY: You’re a…he’s a suspect in Stacy’s disappearance, which I don’t understand because disappearing is not a crime.

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189 thoughts on “Drew Peterson Lies on the Air About Visiting a Storage Facility.

  1. sugarbabes4 Says:

    Morphey may have very well saved his own life by swallowing those pills and ending up in the hospital.

    You could very well be right!

  2. http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1478542,CST-NWS-drew16.article

    Peterson added that he is not the only one whose wife has disappeared. About 15 years ago, Morphey’s wife vanished, Peterson said.

    This was brought up in May on SYM, and I was sure it had been determined by law enforcement that Tom’s ex-wife was alive and well.

    But http://www.acandyrose.com (http://www.acandyrose.com/stacy_peterson_timeline.htm) still has it listed as an Unsolved Mystery.

    Could anyone direct me the source I think exists in which a member of law enforcement states that Tom Morphey’s ex-wife had been located, and was alive and well?

    Am I the one hallucinating and making up fantasies?

  3. I would have to dig around to find something to back it up, but I seem to remember her family saying that they were always aware of her whereabouts, even though Morphey was out of touch with her.

  4. He did tell Sharon his “wife” left him when he had come back from visiting him after his suicide attempt, if you will remember.

    Can’t keep his story straight, can he?

  5. Facs, that’s the name I saw posted on Websleuths but the concensus was that they didn’t know if that was the ex-wife or an ex-girlfriend or who.

    Maybe we’re all smokin’ the same stuff. 😉

  6. I, too, thought she was accounted for…for some reason I think it might have been Cass, perhaps, but not LE, who said it was rubbish.

  7. noway406 Says:

    May 21, 2008 at 10:51 am
    I read her posts. I’m not sure what happened. I’m sure I asked about the grand jury. I meant to.

    And I don’t know that Joel’s answer to the question about TM’s wife was accurate.

    TM’s brother had posted that TM’s wife had been located and she was fine. It was not true that she was missing … so now it’s he said/he said.

    Will the real TM’s wife let us know, please?

    https://petersonstory.wordpress.com/2008/05/21/your-thread-may-21/

  8. Hated to quote myself … but it explains where I came up with the idea.

    Someone had given me credit for asking about Tom’s ex-wife, but it was Basherette. My question was about the GJ.

  9. BRODSKY: You’re a…he’s a suspect in Stacy’s disappearance, which I don’t understand because disappearing is not a crime.

    That Joel Brodsky!

    But if you make someone disappear, then I’m pretty sure it is a crime, Joel. 🙄

  10. I can rememeber John Morphey saying Tom’s wife is not missing and well, so this goat from BB is spreading gossips again…
    He has nothing to lose, IMO.

  11. I guess it’s more of Drew’s fingerpointing.

    Well, yes, I have a wife missing. But he does too! And his has been missing for 15 years!

  12. Well, how interesting to catch Brodsky in a lie!!!!!

    He actually posted this:

    (The pictures are recent pictures of Tom Morphey smoking a crack pipe and stoned out of his mind) We wanted to put these out to counter a recent news article that portrayed Morphy as clean and sober since the mid-90’s.

    I believe Carcer-ohyeah said the pictures were purchased from Morphey’s ex-girlfriend (could he have meant his ex-wife), and they’re from many years ago! Carcer-ohyea accompanied Peterson on an expedition to pay for these pictures.

  13. Does make you wonder why Drew would go to such lengths to make Tom Morphey look bad. I mean if Drew is indeed the innocent man he says he is.

  14. Here is what Joel wrote out at LegalPub about those photos:

    http://legalpublication.blogspot.com/2008/05/legal-pub-is-firm-believer-in-our.html

    Joel Brodsky said…

    As to the blue barrel and Dan Abrams, this is a good example. Actually Dan Abrams people had a copy of the pictures via e-mail a week before we went on. Then they took grapic scans while we were in the studio so they could put the pictures on the screen. (The pictures are recent pictures of Tom Morphey smoking a crack pipe and stoned out of his mind) We wanted to put these out to counter a recent news article that portrayed Morphy as clean and sober since the mid-90’s. (in fact he was fired from his last job in September of 07 because he kept showing up for work drunk). Abrams people agreed to show the pictures on the condition that Drew also come on the show. We agreed because the pictures are important on the issue of Morphy’s credibility. (By the way he is not in protective custody, he is in rehab because the State is trying to clean him up, but its not working. He still is not clean enough to go before the grand jury after 5 months of rehab, thats how messed up he is. Not a credible witness I say.) When I realized that Abrams was not going to show the pictures, as his producer had agreed, then I decided to try to show them to the camera, but Abrams cut away and just described the pictures verbally, which did not do them justice. (So what appears like me trying to sneak a picture on tv is not what occurred. The bottom line is that there is no evidence (receipts, credit card records, forensic traces, etc.) what so ever that a blue barrel / container ever existed. Morphy was so horribly messed up on drugs and alcohol at that time you cannot rely on anything he as to say.

  15. Per Hosey’s article:

    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/bolingbrooksun/news/1469992,Stepbrother-Drew-tries-discredit-me_jo031009.article

    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.”

  16. No Problem, Rescue – I was just trying to find the original source of someone saying these things. Joel did sometimes post at SYM and LegalPub. .

  17. Thanks Rescue. It was funny to hear them at the end of Hour 1, Part 1 when they teased Amy saying that she had a Drew Peterson statue in her backyard!

  18. Way to go Jacobson! Job well done!

    This line makes Peterson look like he is fumbling for words, doesn’t it? His response is not a clear answer.

    “JACOBSON: Why didn’t you rent a locker then?

    PETERSON: Well, this stuff came up and it wasn’t a matter-of-fact thing. It wasn’t something that I deliberately had to get done right away. But I wanted to clean my garage up a little bit.”

    I wish Jacobson would have pushed for a more solid answer, but she did a great job anyway.

    I think Peterson may finally be getting just a little nervous – just like he was the first few days, especially when he learned that Morphey was in the hospital for trying to commit suicide (remember his response to Sharon – he looked at her like a deer staring into highlights when she asked how his friend ‘Tom’ was after he vistited him in the hospital). Could it possibly be because Tom knows the truth and Peterson is worried that his “perfect plan” is blowing up in his face?

  19. Amy said that the investigators she had just spoken to do believe Tom and that is why they put him in 6 cities to protect him from Drew and the media.

  20. RE: noway406 Says:
    March 16, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    But I wanted to clean my garage up a little bit.”
    I guess he got over the feeling.
    ———–
    Hmmm, all the pictures I saw showed it still a mess? I guess some other ‘stuff’ came up to distract him ..

  21. I wonder if the FBI/ISP have searched all storage lockers … and fields/waterways, etc. from Bolingbrook to the airport DP kept his plane at (not Clow, another small airport further SW of Bolingbrook). I remember reading that DP went to that airport with his kids on the same day Stacy disappeared (but before she was reported missing). His excuse was to get a new plane sticker or something like that, but it was supposedly confirmed that his sticker was not even ready to expire.

    This story has always sat funny with me.

  22. Drew went to Cushing Field with the stickers after Stacy disappeared and Rick Mimms was with Drew’s children then. So it must have been after Tuesday.

  23. Noway – he didn’t say, and Brodsky tried to pooh pooh that by trying to say it was Kathleen,and Drew said, no, Stacy.

  24. He went to a restaurant one night with Mancow, his bud, and they turned him away. They were afraid he’d bother the waitresses.

  25. Thanks for the clarification cyrhla. I wish I had all of that info now to refer back to … unfortunately I didn’t save it … =o(

  26. Rescue, how do you know that about the insurance?
    If he does not want her to be found, is it possible he/they withdrew the/any money before Stacy vanished?

  27. Brodsky has a black eye. They were teasing him about it. He then made a joke and said “Drew beats me.”

    Nice, heh?

  28. Naperville, just to clarify … that’s what I meant. Drew says he wanted to clean his garage up a little bit around the time Stacy went missing.

    But he must have got over the need to clean because AFAIK, the garage is still a mess.

  29. Drew getting divorced, according to Brodsky is complicated.

    Drew is saying that Chrissy proposed to him, and he met her when he was a policeman. He helped her out when she was younger.

  30. Press Release Alert:

    http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=1280&z=4

    (PRNewsChannel) / Chicago, Ill. / The following is a statement from Joel Brodsky on the interview of Thomas Morphey that aired this morning on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America.’

    “I am disappointed that a network news program would choose to ignore information that would raise serious questions about Thomas Morphey’s version of events.

    “The correspondent, Chris Cuomo, mentioned that Morphey has not been called to testify to the grand jury but failed to mention that he has not been called because it is apparent that even authorities don’t believe him.

    “Cuomo also failed to mention that people with bipolar disorder often become delusional. Morphey suffers from bipolar disorder.

    “Morphey has concocted quite a tale. But it is just that: a tale… one that cannot and should not be believed. It is irresponsible for ABC to give it credibility when even authorities don’t believe it.”

  31. Did I hear this right?

    The reasoning behind Drew pleading the Fifth at the GJ was because (according to Joel) once you agree to answer one question, you have to answer them all.

    WELL

    If you’re innocent, what is the problem?

  32. Noway – they’re talking about Rose, Morphey’s “missing wife”. According to Peterson, Morphey is still married to her.

  33. What a joke that Brodsky is. Seems he is fine with his client getting face time to “defend himself” against what other people are saying yet he things Morphey should be forced to sit on his hands because he is bipolar.

    Funny how fast he has now stated bi-polar since Tom is the one that said that fact himself on the GMA.

    And if Morphey has concocted such a great tale – why the heck is it that his client had to admit that he went to the storage facility with Tom when previously all Drew claimed was he was with him to take him to an interview.

    Tom comes off as the bigger man here IMO. When asked about all of Brodsky’s comments regarding Morphey’s mental health and drug addiction, Morphey just said Joel was doing his job and didn’t go into any negative personal attacks on Joel.

  34. Rescue, I’d seen a comment on a Greta article saying that if anyone knew where Rose Morphey was, Tom really wanted a divorce.

    knows where Rose Morphey is please post, he really wants to get a divorce. …
    gretawire.foxnews.com/2007/12/19/latest-in-search-for-stacy-peterson-missing-since-oct-28/comment-page-4/

  35. Rescue, it was probably posted by Drew, Joel or one of their ilk. Funny that there is that one reference in a search to “Rose Morphey” and nothing else.

  36. Why is Brodsky so fond of bringing up the fact that Stacy’s mom disappeared? What makes him think she wasn’t murdered as well? If she came to a bad end, that doesn’t really help his comparison, does it?

  37. The correspondent, Chris Cuomo, mentioned that Morphey has not been called to testify to the grand jury but failed to mention that he has not been called because it is apparent that even authorities don’t believe him.

    Ummm – Brodsky – that is not a FACT. The authorities have stated no such thing and that is just your opinion based on him not being called to the GJ.

    He needs to listen to himself on GVS some time ago (April 18, 2008) when they were discussing the Savio estate being reopened:

    VAN SUSTEREN: Joel, your thoughts to it’s being open?

    JOEL BRODSKY, ATTORNEY FOR DREW PETERSON: We believe that the judge was–it’s really a double-edged sword. There’s good and bad in it. Obviously, we’re disappointed in the judge’s decision and we’ve decided to file an appeal. We don’t believe there was a newly discovered asset, or even an asset.

    But on the good side, and we really thank Mr. Kelly for this, what he has given us by filing a civil lawsuit is he’s given us subpoena power. And what we’ll be able to do with that subpoena power is subpoena all the evidence that we’ve been denied up to now.

    For example, we’ll be able to subpoena the pathologist’s report, we’ll be able to subpoena Dr. Baden’s report. We’ll be able to depose witnesses, all things which we were unable to do–

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,351739,00.html

    Video: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,351739,00.html#

    Maybe the State thought they need to keep that out until the very last step.

  38. Stacy’s mother went for a walk and never came back.

    That’s hardly proof that she took off with another man. WTF is wrong with Brodsky and Peterson with this crap? Have they lost their minds?

  39. Brodsky actually admitted in this interview that this GJ is an investigative tool.

    So, he says that on one hand, and then goes on and on about how they don’t think Morphey is credible and he’s not a good witness.

    If Morphey doesn’t testify before the GJ, there’s no statement of his to give to the defense in discovery. How stupid Brodsky must be. 😉

    He says the GJ is using their subpoena power. Duh, and doing what with it? Potting plants?

  40. Joel tries to get in the “investigators don’t believe Tom Morphey’s story and that’s why he hasn’t been called before GJ” and Amy counters with “I talked with investigators, and they do believe Tom Morphey.”

    What’s odd about “Rose Morphey” is that a topic is usually turned inside and out by the bloggers, boarders and forumers.

    And a search of her name brought up one long ago (December 19, 2007) comment on Greta. Nothing else. Until her name is mentioned in this DP/JB interview.

  41. Here’s something I’ve been thinking about. If Tom was so inebriated that he was unfit to go on a job interview, why didn’t Drew take him home?

    Why did he continue to ‘drive around’ with him and then take him on errands?

  42. And that press release sounds positively DESPERATE. Like they are backed into a corner.

    Why did Drew lie when Amy first asked him about the storage facility and say “No.” if the trip was so innocent?

  43. Nice not so passive-aggressive behavior from Drew when he said that he wished Pinkus would jump out a window (or was it off a building)?

    Does he often wish people were dead? Didn’t he have similar words to say about Geraldo?

    That’s some strong language…

  44. Good points, facs. Why didn’t he take an exceptionally inebriated Morphey home?

    I’d say, why did he again seek out his help the next day, but, as we all know, that day with Morphey never happened, deny, deny, deny.

  45. Facs – I think his “No” answer was to trying to have Morphey sign the thing up in his name – not so much “No” he didn’t even go there.

    JACOBSON: Thomas Morphey’s going to claim tomorrow on Good Morning America that you tried to get him to rent a storage locker the day before Stacy disappeared.

    PETERSON: No.

    If the trip was so innocent though – why didn’t he ever speak about it prior to this coming out?

  46. If anyone is looking for Rose Morphey (1965), there is one who lives in Darien. That is probaly the person John Morphey was talking about. Alive and not missing. If she was, why there is no one with such a name on any missing person website?

    Ok, she had a protection order against Tom in 1993 but he was another person then. No matter if they are divorced or not, IMO.

  47. Is Tom’s middle initial “C”?

    There’s a Rose Morphey listed as living in Darien and Woodridge recently and possibly now in Aurora, with “Thomas C. Morphey” listed as one of her relatives.

  48. I think Drew’s Private Investigator must be a volunteer or poorly paid if she could not find Rose, don’t you think so 🙂

  49. More legal blab that truly means nothing other than that Brodsky thinks everyone is stupid enough to listen to him.

    BRODSKY: And, think about this. Analyze this. If you were going to go commit a major – very serious crime, would you have the person, a helper, somebody, as unstable as Thomas Morphey be the one that you choose to help you?

    ABRAMS: I will answer that question, Joel, because in every high profile case, the defense attorneys say, “My client wouldn‘t have been as dumb as to x.” And every time that they are convicted in the high profile cases that I have covered, they were that dumb. They did do something that was so incredibly stupid. So that defense to me never holds any water.

    Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22025190/

    (Nov 28, 2007)

    I loved Abrams’ response!

  50. Mmmm Coca-Cola…. I gave it up for lent and I miss it dearly although I missed the chocolate I gave up for lent much more last night when my daughter made chocolate chip cookies! I also gave up meat (except fish) this year as well and that has been much easier to do without than I had originally thought.

    Sorry – back to the subject at hand…

  51. I don’t believe there ever was a private investigator. I think they were making that up.

    If so, why was it that Peterson and Carcerano were the ones that went to an ex-gf of Morphey’s and bought old pictures of him that put him in a bad light?

    How does that look now for them? Not good that I can see.

  52. And then lying as saying the were recent photos shows a lack of credibility of the suspect and his lawyer who has repeatedly stated this in order to discredit Morphey.

  53. The trucks are back in front of his house.

    Channel 7 is on now. Brodsky is stuck on bipolar disorder now.

  54. I also had to laugh when someone asked about what the PI’s have discovered about stacy’s whereabouts, and Drew says, “We keep that pretty close to the vest.” and Pinkus says, “WHY!?”

    If the ONE thing that would clear your name is to find your living wife, why on earth would you not be shouting your discoveries from the rooftops? It’s not like they hold their tongues about anything else!

  55. Now mind you Morphey is no saint but he is being honest about his short-comings. Heck – they guy admitted that he was going to be OK with knowing that Drew had someone killed. Who the heck would lie about such a thing??

    Drew on the otherhand, keeps trying to put things out there like he is perfect and his ex-wives and ex-fiance are lying about him being abusive towards them. They’re all just mad because they lost Drew’s love.

    Many people with much worse legal and mental issues than Morphey has have been successful prosecution witnesses.

  56. The SA’s office has issued a statement. I’ll see if I can get the exact quote soon.

    They basically said Brodsky has no idea who they consider as being a credible witness, and they expect to have a successful conclusion of at least one of the cases in the near future.

  57. I sooooo wish the SA would at least put a statement like that out just to shut Team Drew up on that argument.

  58. RE: cyrhla Says:

    March 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm
    Drew went to Cushing Field with the stickers after Stacy disappeared and Rick Mimms was with Drew’s children then. So it must have been after Tuesday.
    ———————–
    cyrhia – This was weighing on me because Tuesday didn’t sound right to me because I remembered thinking when I first read the story “why in the world would DP go to the airport that day if he was worried his wife left him?”.

    I did some more searching and did find in some notes I kept that Drew went to Cushing aiport with his kids on Sunday afternoon, 10-28-2008 (before Stacy was reported missing but after it is assumed he killed her).

    My notes say he had dropped off the kids at Sharon’s at ~1pm (per Sharon’s request for them to come over for suckers), and came back about 15 minutes later and picked them up. Then went to Cushing with the kids. Later, when asked about it, he said he had to put a sticker on his plane.

    I unfortunately don’t have a URL link, but believe I got this info from FSP way back in November 2007. I’ll see if I can find a URL that has it documented.

    Anyone else that has a date/time confirmed, please feel free to share.

  59. cyrhla Says:

    March 16, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    I wish they issued an arrest warrant instead of another statement, TAI.

    ***

    True that!!

  60. Here’s the SA statement (I think this is computer generated from the web site)

    A spokesperson for the Will County State’s Attorney Office responded to the allegations by Brodsky saying that, “Mr. Brodsky has no first-hand knowledge of our investigation and no concept of whom we deem credible or not. Our investigation is focused on the disappearance of Stacy Peterson and the murder of Kathleen Savio.. We fully expect to bring one of those cases to a successful conclusion in the very near future.”

  61. There’s that “very near future” phrase again! It’s starting to remind me of my teenage daughters saying “I know, Mom, I’ll do it soon” when asked about cleaning their rooms.

    Why can’t they just say in the future??

  62. Well, they better do it soon. The GJ is due to end soon. It’s coming up on 18 months. That should be it. Unless they’re going to extend it another 6 months.

    They did say on the radio interview that it did NOT meet last week.

  63. RE: My post on March 16, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Correction … this should say: “… Drew went to Cushing aiport with his kids on Sunday afternoon, 10-28-2007 …”, not 2008. sorry.

  64. The good news is that the general focus is back on the blue barrel, the very thing Drew and Joel don’t want to talk about and every news channel/radio station is going to bring these questions up again.

    Maybe Drew will suddenly remember there was a blue barrel removed from his bedroom, just like he suddenly remembered he drove to the canal (!!)

  65. thinkaboutit2 Says:

    March 16, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    There’s that “very near future” phrase again! It’s starting to remind me of my teenage daughters saying “I know, Mom, I’ll do it soon” when asked about cleaning their rooms.

    Why can’t they just say in the future??

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

    The States Attorney now even says “in the very near future”

    He initially said: “in the future”

    Then it became: “in the near future”

    Now he says: “in the very near future”

    For someone whose statements can only ever be extremely general, that sounds VERY, VERY promising and VERY, VERY positive !

  66. Naper, I do not know anything about Drew going there on Sunday. I learnt about Cushing and the stickers from Mimms’s relation. I will try to find a link.

  67. A spokesperson for the Will County State’s Attorney Office responded to the allegations by Brodsky saying that, “Mr. Brodsky has no first-hand knowledge of our investigation and no concept of whom we deem credible or not. Our investigation is focused on the disappearance of Stacy Peterson and the murder of Kathleen Savio.. We fully expect to bring one of those cases to a successful conclusion in the very near future.”

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

    That is a “kick-ass” statement from the States Attorneys office.

    He is well and truly putting Joel Brodsy is his place, he even says “Joel Brodsky has no concept of whom we deem credible or not”

    The States Attorney is a man of a few words, but that statement says it all !!

  68. Mr. Brodsky has no concept of a lot of things.

    According to Joel Brodsky “white noise” is a good tactic and a timeline is negiotable, depending on who’s asking !!

    LMAO !!

  69. Noway – they statement itself changed a couple of times. I think it’s because when it first comes out, the video is converted to text by a computer.

    A non-thinking it, like the murder suspect.

  70. rescueapet Says:

    March 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    Drew getting divorced, according to Brodsky is complicated.

    Drew is saying that Chrissy proposed to him, and he met her when he was a policeman. He helped her out when she was younger.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    More “white noise” from Joel Brodsky ?

    He initially said Drew getting a divorce was very simple, now he says it’s complicated.

    Considering Drew is still not divorced (because it is very simple) that means it must be complicated.

    It also means he can’t get married and move assets in the new wife’s name (!), have an Insurance Policy on her head or wanting to be “burried” next to her in case she dies first (!!)

  71. cyrhla – Ok, thanks.

    thinkaboutit2 – Thanks for the ABC news link.

    RE: “A spokesperson for the Will County State’s Attorney Office responded to the allegations by Brodsky saying that, “Mr. Brodsky has no first-hand knowledge of our investigation and no concept of whom we deem credible or not. Our investigation is focused on the disappearance of Stacy Peterson and the murder of Kathleen Savio. We fully expect to bring one of those cases to a successful conclusion in the very near future.”

    Yahoo! I am so glad that the Will County State’s Attorney Office is setting this straight and putting these duffusses in their place! As other’s have shared, I am so sick of JB and DP’s yapping and calling EVERYONE mentally ill and liars. Talk about “delusional” … do they really think this type of defense is going to work for them?

  72. I should go back and read exactly what was started here earlier about the stickers and the plane, but I do remember us discussing that recently.

    Ric Mims is the one that brought that up. But, I don’t believe any of us have been able to find anything where Peterson specifically said he did that. I know that on America’s Most Wanted, Drew going up in the plane was mentioned also. I can go back and find that if you’d like.

  73. I wonder…If TM’s interview got DP to admit to his trip to the storage facility…What would Lenny & Paula speaking out get DP to admit to ? Hmmmmmmmmmmm

    I wonder…What is “very soon” ?

    days ? hours ? minutes ??? 😉

  74. A post from Geoff Pinkus’ blog:

    My Interview with Drew Peterson
    3/15/2009

    Last night (Sunday) I had Drew Peterson on my show. For those of you who don’t know who Peterson is, let me explain. The guy has been married four times. His third wife was found dead in a bathtub with no water in it. His fourth wife, Stacy, disappeared. It has been all over the news for a year and a half now.

    What makes this case so intriguing is that Peterson is a former cop who loves the spotlight. He goes to bars where girls sit on his lap and love the bad boy. He preys on people who have problems and then becomes their daddy. This is one sick SOB. His wife has been missing for over a year and he has to move on with his life, according to him. No mourning, just that’s it, according to him. He has no remorse and claims he didn’t do anything wrong. He is as guilty as sin, but one cold customer.

    I questioned him last night, even told him I thought he killed his wife, and he stared right through me. The only thing my co-host Amy Jacoobson got out of him is that he was looking into a storage facility right before Stacy vanished. How coincidental. His step brother was on Good Morning America today to discuss his involvement with the case, claiming Drew and he took out a blue barrel after Drew’s wife vanished. The step brother has all kinds of problems, which kills his credibility.

    Peterson is a true master of crime. Being a cop has taught him well. He surrounds himself with losers to make him look like he is the perfect child. He attracts garbage. His curent fiance is 23 and has two kids. Nice. He is engaged but can’t get married because his wife has disappeared and a divorce is not easy to get, according to his attorney. Why get engaged? He has to move on with his life, so he says. He drives around, smiles, and hasn’t a care in the world.

    His behavior as a role model to his kids is beyond belief. Ask him about it, and he says that “Life moves on.” It’s not every day that you sit across a murder suspect and get to interview him.

    When you get a chance, go to the podcast page and check it out (March 15 podcast). Then let me know what you think.

    http://www.geoffpinkus.com/geoffs-blog.asp

  75. I think the search function on this blog only searches through the posts and not the comment threads, but I’ve had good luck going to Google, and doing a search for “Justice Cafe” plus pertinent search terms to find things in the comments.

  76. I have been following this case from the day it hit the news and this is the closest I have felt to it finally turning around the right way.

    Amy Jacobson and that pinkus guy are fantastic. I love Dan Abrams comment to Joel as well.

    It really feels like the end is nigh for the ‘skunk of bolingbrook’.

    Do you think Joel Brodsky will ever be hired again after this? I stil think he got his law degree out of a cornflake packet.

  77. I know Drew’s kids do well in school … but WTF is Joel talking about when he mentions one of Drew’s sons having “the best GPA in the history of Bolingbrook High”?

    Wouldn’t that be a 4.0?

  78. About plane stickers: I found it!

    If you do a Yahoo or Google search using “Drew Peterson plane sticker”, the URL links are saying he went there the day Stacy disappeared.

    The acandyrose site also lists Mimms stating that DP told him that he put the stickers on the day Stacy disappeared (on the Mike & Juliet show). I also read in some other places that DP confirmed this when questioned, but none of the sites I found so far have DP himself actually saying this.

    URL (look under 1-28-08): http://www.acandyrose.com/stacy_peterson_witness_morphey.htm

    01/28/2008 (www.mandjshow.com) – The moring show with Mike and Juliet
    “Long-time Friend of Drew Peterson Speaks Out” (Ric Mims Interview)
    RIC MIMS: The only thing I found out so far, that he has told me personally, is that he drove down to the airport [Cushing Field] where he kept his ultra light plane to put his FAA stickers on, which aren’t due till the first of the year and we’re talking he went down on the day she went missing. – MIKE: What do you think happened? – MIMS: I believe he buried her somewhere down near the airport.

  79. aussienat Says:
    March 16, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    “Do you think Joel Brodsky will ever be hired again after this? I stil think he got his law degree out of a cornflake packet.”
    ————–

    lol! I agree!

  80. I am beginning to wonder if this is an official ploy by LE to publicly smoke Drew out of his den.

    And who would be a better nemesis for Drew than Thomas Morphey ??

  81. noway406 Says:

    March 16, 2009 at 6:29 pm
    I know Drew’s kids do well in school … but WTF is Joel talking about when he mentions one of Drew’s sons having “the best GPA in the history of Bolingbrook High”?

    Bolingbrook High has only been opened for a few years. Since 03 or 04 I believe so that’s not really saying much.

  82. naperville9 Says:

    March 16, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    aussienat Says:
    March 16, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    “Do you think Joel Brodsky will ever be hired again after this? I stil think he got his law degree out of a cornflake packet.”
    ————–

    lol! I agree!

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

    If this ever goes to Court, I think Joel Brodsky’s Court room antics will be so bizarre and mind boggling, it will make him publicly being tied to a desk look like childs play (!!)

  83. Oh Gosh – Ernie Raines was hospitalized over the weekend.

    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/bolingbrooksun/news/1479714,Peterson-Raines-heart-attack_jo031609.article

    Peterson’s future father-in-law hospitalized
    March 16, 2009

    By JOE HOSEY jhosey@scn1.com
    NAPERVILLE — Apparently the prospect of becoming Drew Peterson’s father-in-law nearly broke Ernie Raines’ heart.

    Raines, the father of Drew Peterson’s fiancee, Chrissy Raines, was hospitalized with heart trouble Friday.

    Raines, who remained at Edward Hospital through the weekend and into Monday, said he thought he was having a heart attack.

    “It was pounding real fast,” Raines said of his heart, which he believed would go out on him while he was trying to convince his daughter to again leave Peterson, whose track record with wives might give any father cause for concern…

  84. Thanks for the link Bbrcheri. This partion of Tamara’s post I particularly liked:

    It seems like every day someone is asking me, “Why hasn’t Drew been charged yet?” The reason is simple: murder does not have a statute of limitations. There is no rush for the State’s Attorney to charge him. In fact, once they do, Drew will be taken into custody and will most likely demand trial. That means the state will only have 120 days to try the case. If, however, prosecutors prolong the grand jury proceedings, they can interview each witness, and build their case slowly. The goal is to be 100% prepared so that when he is charged, they are essentially ready to go to trial and in 120 days they will just be tying up loose ends while Brodsky is up to his eyeballs in evidence. There is no rush!

    She did reverse the timing of the WIND radio show appearance and the GMA (thought the radio appearance was after GMA) but still good stuff!

  85. At home on Pheasant Chase Court in Bolingbrook, Peterson said he was aware of Raines’ hospitalization.

    “He had some sort of heart issue,” Peterson said.

    Peterson refused to comment on whether he or his fiancee would visit or had visited Raines at Edward Hospital.

    By all means, keep him away from the hospital!

  86. Oh God, can you imagine it? I would pay good money for front row seats to that show.

    Brodsky appears to be so inept when it comes to applying the law that he would probably end up getting an innocent client convicted, let alone a guilty one like DP.

  87. From Twitter:

    neilschori

    Is anyone else ready to petition glasgow to arrest drew peterson?

    about 2 hours ago from txt

  88. From the ISP intern’s blog today:

    Monday, March 16, 2009
    Day Thirteen: Monday March 16, 2009

    You would think that by the start of my third week of this internship, I would be more acclimated to waking up early. Because our Zone 3 office has no major scanner, we had to head up to the Lockport office extra early to use theirs to finish off the Kathleen Savio case files. I’m glad to have one set of files done. Hopefully we’ll have the Stacy Peterson files taken care of within the next few days.

    http://usesherbrain.blogspot.com/2009/03/day-thirteen-monday-march-16-2009.html

  89. On Justice Interrupted Tuesday night 10pm (central time):

    Andy Katzenstein is a Wills and Trust Attorney, Professor at UCLA and USC, reknowned expert on personal planning, tax, and estate planning. He will discuss the Kathleen Savio “will” and whether Drew Peterson can inherit from her and issues surrounding getting estate benefits if accused (but not charged or convicted of a crime).

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/justiceinterrupted

  90. I think DP said they went to McDonalds for dinner. IMO don’t think DP took the kids to Cushing. I thought he would probably have dropped them off somewhere or left them at McD’s with the boys watching the little ones in the playground, because he wasn’t going there to put stickers on his ‘airbike’.

    Thanks for finding usesherbrain, Facs. It’s a little bit perfect, isn’t it? 😉

    JUstice Interrupted sounds fascinating! I imagine JB sat egerly by the radio, taking notes from Andy Katenstein.lol

  91. Sorry for my sarcasm, but I would like to ask Brodsky why this is not Yelton or Cassandra missing, but only Stacy, according to him, followed her mother?

  92. Just want to note that you can now reply directly to comments by hitting the “reply” button at the bottom of the comment you’d like to reply to.

  93. I wonder…Will the friends and family of KS and SP ever get justice for thier murdered loved ones ?

    Sometimes the thought of taking DP off the streets just doesn’t seem like enough.

  94. bbrcheri Says:

    March 16, 2009 at 6:49 pm
    noway406 Says:

    March 16, 2009 at 6:29 pm
    I know Drew’s kids do well in school … but WTF is Joel talking about when he mentions one of Drew’s sons having “the best GPA in the history of Bolingbrook High”?

    Bolingbrook High has only been opened for a few years. Since 03 or 04 I believe so that’s not really saying much.

    ****

    Maybe the kid is afraid to get anything less than 100%. I know that I grew up with an alcoholic mother and when she passed away I found a note that I wrote to her when I was young. It said that I was sorry that I upset her and that I was trying to be good and getting all As to show how much I loved her. Some kids turn to the books to try to make things better at home.

    Plus the kid seems to be stuck at home a lot instead of out running around with his friends like many kids his age – which is when the grades sometimes start slipping because they are more interested in their social life than their homework.

    But to get such good grades, he certainly would have to be smart on top of super focused.

  95. We don’t want to take anything away from his achievements but I’ll bet anything that they are being looked after very well at school by staff there. That is a very big help. Poor kids.

  96. We had problems at home, my father was very ill, when I was 9. When my teacher found out I was really into archaelology, he introduced me to another teacher with same passion and invited me to join her class for something archaeology-related. It was not a big thing, but I felt valued and encouraged and it raised my sights. Unfortunately kids usually feel responsible for trouble at home.

  97. That was really great what the states attorney said about Brodsky’s trying to discredit Tom Morphy. It seems an arrest is imminent, hopefully. Keep my fingers crossed…

  98. Hi everyone.

    “Raines, who said he has been approached by People magazine for an interview, said his daughter is reluctant to leave Peterson in part because she has grown attached to Lacy, Peterson and Stacy’s young daughter.”

    This sure struck me as odd. She’s grown attached to Lacy and doesn’t want to leave her, but Stacy would just pick up and leave her two little ones behind, and that sounds logical? Hmmm.

  99. Bucket – I hope people don’t get my post wrong. I do not want to take anything away from those kids. You cannot get such incredible marks in school if you aren’t working your butt off and are smart. His boys seem like very good boys. They seem more like little men who have had to grow up way too fast and are not really getting to just be a kid.

    I still pray for them every single day as, regardless of why Stacy is gone – they are the ones that are victims either way.

  100. Interesting new “reply” button that I thought I’d check out.

    I agree with you 100% here. It sure seems like Drew’s tactic of saying Chrissy wasn’t a nice person for taking off on his little ones worked.

    It’s sad to see that she doesn’t say she is attached to any of the boys.

  101. The only thing I don’t like about the new reply button is that it used to be easy to find new comments because they were right at the bottom of the thread – now you have to scroll through pages you have already read to see if anyone replied.

  102. That’s true. But if you go to the ‘home’ page you’ll still see the avatars of all the new posts in that sidebar and you can click on them to go to new posts.

    I sort of wish the replies collapsed as I’ve seen them do on other blogs.

    We’ll try it for a while. If it’s too obnoxious we can switch back.

  103. The older boys seems to have a lot of support from their classmates if the “LEAVE DREW PETERSON AND HIS FAMILY AOLNE!!!” group on Facebook is any indication.

  104. Hi Bucket…just trying the reply button. One good thing about it is you can still see the message that you are responding to.

  105. DP has a court date with the boys tomorrow, but it’s listed as a status hearing. He may not have to appear, so that might be a missed opportunity for arrest.

  106. It is interesting that Brodsky hasn’t done a response press release to the State’s Attorney’s statement that he doesn’t know squat about who they consider credible or not credible.

  107. I’ve been enjoying the sound of that silence, too, TAI. 😉
    I guess we’re waiting for the release wherein Boobsky explains how the SA’s mental illness affects his statements?…

  108. As long as it’s slow…

    $20K reward for woman missing since ’92

    March 17, 2009
    The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information about what happened to a Chicago woman who has been missing since 1992.

    Elizabeth “Beth” Veloz, a 28-year-old mother of three, was accompanied by three men when she left Jacko’s Bar on East 95th Street and Avenue L on Chicago’s southeast side, on July 26, 1992, according to a release from the agency.

    The men said they dropped her off in the harbor area of East Chicago early in the morning of July 27. She has not been seen or heard from since, and authorities believe that she was a victim of foul play.

    Veloz is described as 5-feet-6-inches tall with a medium build, weighing 135 pounds with dark brown hair and brown eyes, according to the FBI. When last seen, she was wearing black stone-washed jeans, a Georgetown University t-shirt, a navy blue sweater, and a Coach bag.

    Anyone with information should call the FBI at 312-421-6700.

  109. Hi 🙂 IMO if the police thoroughly searched all the parks and woods in the area, they would find 90% of the people missing.

  110. sure I meant missing people…;)

    :LOL:

    I must have a bad day today: I addressed an email to me boss: Dear Deer ….[wanting to correct the spelling mistake but forgotten to delete ‘deer’; an hour later I got the answer:”it sounds pretty nice; my wife uses only ‘deer’ …]LOL

  111. LOL. One time I was talking to someone at work and when we went to hang up I said “Luv You!” like I do when I talk to my hubby. Got made fun of a long time for that one!

  112. Interesting thing – I can’t believe someone would actually Twitter while ON an active jury…

    Jurors’ Twitter posts worry trial lawyers

    Dozens of jurors send Twitter messages from courthouses across country

    MSN Tech and Gadgets

    updated 2 hours, 59 minutes ago

    PHILADELPHIA – Dozens of jurors each day are sending Twitter messages from courthouses across the country about their service.

    Experts said Tuesday that most messages posted to the social networking site are innocuous, perhaps expressing boredom.

    But at least a few jurors have gone online to discuss cases they are helping decide.

    In Philadelphia this week, a juror in a high-profile public corruption case told Facebook friends to “Stay tuned for a big announcement on Monday” — forecasting that a verdict was near.

    The juror, Eric Wuest (WEEST’), compares the sites to journals where he posts his private thoughts.

    But some lawyers think jury instructions should be updated to clarify that online communications about a case are also prohibited.

    Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29740609/

  113. BF’s best one is when he got out of a cab at the airport and the driver said, “Have a nice trip.” and he answered, “You too!”

  114. Facs – You can reassure BF he’s not alone. Brian Regan does a whole routine about, “You too!” to the airport cabbie (and anyone who’s traveled much and is honest will admit they’ve done it). 🙂

  115. Geez! Current instructions always include that you’re not allowed to talk about the case. How sad is it that we need to have that clarified? I mean, we’ve got people deciding innocence or guilt, complex contract litigation, etc. and they’re either stupid enough or a** enough to think Twittering their thoughts is ok? Yipes!

  116. You are right, coffee. The haidryer instructions – like do not take a shower when drying your hair – must be written for them, I think.
    You know, in my opinion, the idea of GJ is totally crazy.

  117. I hope you all don’t mind, but I’d kinda like to see these quotes side by side, so here is the encore lol

    Joel Brodsky said:

    “I am disappointed that a network news program would choose to ignore information that would raise serious questions about Thomas Morphey’s version of events.

    “The correspondent, Chris Cuomo, mentioned that Morphey has not been called to testify to the grand jury but failed to mention that he has not been called because it is apparent that even authorities don’t believe him.”

    Spokesman for State’s Attorney:

    “Mr. Brodsky has no first-hand knowledge of our investigation and no concept of whom we deem credible or not. Our investigation is focused on the disappearance of Stacy Peterson and the murder of Kathleen Savio.. We fully expect to bring one of those cases to a successful conclusion in the very near future.”

  118. And to that Joel Brodsky immediately said, “… (crickets)…” nothing.
    LOL
    and I’m laughing AT you, Boobsky, not WITH you

  119. I really hope he’ll be charged with both. If tried separately, Kitty Savio first. A criminal conviction would make the family’s wrongful death suit easy peasy. Even though they have been saying ‘one’ case, I wouldn’t be surprised if they did charge him with both at the same time. Sooon

  120. Hmmm. Kitty Savio. For this reason: there’s more crime there. possibly forged will, mortgage fraud, insurance fraud. Hmm I hadn’t thought of this before…by making a victim disappear, and you don’t claim the insurance (at least not til declared dead a few years later?), or just not at all to prevent the insurance company’s investigators poking around as well….I wonder if the insurance companies are already looking at disgraced EX has-been.

  121. I also hope they are going to deal with both cases at the same time [the papers, as we can read above, will be ready very soon for Stacy as well].
    IMO, it would be too risky to start with Kathleen and then base Stacy’s case only on the new laws [though it will be VERY helpful to link the two cases]. Correct me if I am wrong but GJ handled BOTH cases together, right?
    Separating them would be a HUGE mistake, IMO. Peterson did not kill Stacy only because she knew about Kathleen. The reason was MONEY, in both cases.

  122. I’ve been thinking about how useful the overhears probably are….knowing Drew as we do, how likely do you think that he’s given everyone corroboration of Tom’s story…along the lines of “He took the money, then opened his mouth anyways..”

  123. Hmmm – Very intersting. Was this a little slip by Drew’s lawyer on the Pinkus show??

    Amy is asking Drew about what the last thing that Stacy said to him before she disappeared. At 6:29 into Hour 2 Part 1, Joel jumps in and responds for him asking “Are you talking about the phone call that HE made that…”

    [audio src="http://media.switchpod.com/users/geoffpinkus/LIVINLARGE20090315Hour2Part1.mp3" /]

    I thought the story is that it was Stacy that called him – not him calling her.

  124. And Drew also lies during this part saying he passed the lie detector test for the questions regarding Kathleen and Stacy “with flying colors”.

  125. It’s obvious that no lawyer had a hand in writing up the will. It’s hand-written on a a legal pad. There’s probably nothing fraudulent about it but it was obviously drawn up by people who had no idea what they were doing.

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

    Has Mr. Katzenstein considered this will was drawn up by a Sociopath with the idea everything in the will was about him and how it would effect and benefit him and him alone ?

    Through the eyes of a Sociopath the will makes perfect sense (!!)

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