This morning Drew Peterson and his attorney Joel Brodsky made the local morning show circuit to respond on air to the Savio family filing a wrongful death suit against Peterson.
On Fox’s Good Day Chicago show Drew made an embarrassing blunder. While leading into questions about the wrongful death suit, host Jan Jeffcoat asked a few questions about Peterson’s children, including what Drew tells them regarding his missing wife, Stacy’s, whereabouts. “What do you tell your children when they say, ‘Where’s Mommy?’ What do you say to them?” Jeffcoat asked.
Drew responded, “She’s on vacation and she’s not coming back.”
With some surprise in her voice, Jeffcoat asked, “Why do you say she’s not coming back?” Peterson quickly did a one-eighty, “I don’t say she’s not coming back.”
As the video feed switched to still images of Stacy and her children, Jeffcoat pursued the question, “You just said, “I tell them she’s on vacation. She’s not coming back.” Drew began to backpedal saying, “Oh, I didn’t mean that. She’s on vacation…and we don’t know when she’s coming back. My little girl keeps asking when she’s coming back and I keep telling her I don’t know.”
Jeffcoat then expressed that it must be heartbreaking for Drew. He responded, “It is for me, yes. But it’s become commonplace for the kids”
If it’s so commonplace for the kids, why is it that his little girl keeps asking when Mommy is coming back? If it’s so heartbreaking for Drew, why does he have an ongoing relationship with a young woman who according to Drew “comes and goes” from his home and in and out of the children’s lives? How does he explain that to his children?
Drew then went on to dodge a question about breaking into his estranged third wife’s house, although yesterday he admitted to creeping through a hole in the drywall that he had made in order to access the house.
Kathleen Savio made reference to that unlawful entry as well as others in the letter she sent to the States Attorney. Our friend, Thinkaboutit, did some research and made an excellent point:
It is interesting to look at the dates of some reports and Drew’s excuse that he didn’t want to break the door and admittence to cutting the wall.
3/11/02 – Order of Protection filed on Drew by Kathleen. Kathleen doesn’t mention any holes being cut but she does state “Put dead bolt on door, he broke through it.”
Then 7/5/02 is when he got in again and surprised her on the stairs where she states he got in twice before by cutting through the wall.
So he already had the order of protection against him which was dropped but he still felt compelled to admit he entered that house without Kathleen’s permission by cutting through the wall.
I’m not sure what Drew and Joel think they are going to gain by speaking out at this point. Their claim that the Savios are acting out of greed doesn’t wash since any money gained from the suit is to go to Kathleen’s children, and the suit doesn’t really ask for much. It’s very clear that this is about obtaining justice and nothing else. Regardless of motive, it appears there is plenty of evidence to show that Drew was involved in the death of Kathleen Savio.
Joel does well to fidget and stutter.
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