That’s the question that Fox reporter Jeff Goldblatt says we should be asking Drew Peterson.
Drew’s answer? “Refer that question to my attorney.”
Since last night Fox news has been saying that they have a “bombshell” regarding the Peterson case and that it relates to Stacy Peterson. Both Peterson and Goldblatt appeared on the Mancow & Cassidy WLS radio show this morning, Goldblatt to promote the rport on tonight’s 9 o’clock news hour and Drew to promote…Drew?
Mancow of course, dangled the story and tittilated the listening audience with nonsense for the majority of his show but I’ll spare you the fluff and cut to the meat of the conversation.
MULLER: “”You know how uncomfortable we are? We’ve got Drew Peterson looking at us. He’s about two feet away standing in the studio.”
GOLDBLATT: “The point of this is not to “destroy” him as you said, Mancow. You’re just embellishing on things. The point of this is not to make him uncomfortable. That’s what you do. The point of this is two things.
First of all there’s some key investigative documents, confidential authoritative documents that we got a hold of. They got out into the public.
The other thing is, Mancow, as we both use each other here, because we certainly have worked together in the past, is that a lot of this evidence, or these documents points squarely at Drew Peterson. So that’s what I’m out to do. I’m not out to destroy him. I’m out to present what we’ve gotten and then just let people think what they want. I don’t have anything against Drew Peterson. I don’t know where he was on this day or that day. A lot of people have a personal vendetta against him. That’s fine. Let people do that.
There’s a time line, for starters, surrounding Stacy Peterson’s death — her disappearance — and it points squarely at Drew. It documents where he was in the time leading up to that day, October 28th. Ask DP where he was 10:59 am October 28th. It’s not a question he’ll answer.
We offered his attorney a chance to go on camera with us to talk about these documents. They wanted all the documents photocopied as a precondition to go on camera with us. That’s not my job. At trial they can go ahead and get these documents.
They showed up anonymously in a manila envelope. We confirmed with the State’s Attorney’s office that they are indeed a copy of legitimate documents, but here’s also part of the rub, and here’s potentially where the defense is going to have a bone of contention. They said this is a flawed investigation from the get-go and we’ve learned from Will County State’s Attorney that these documents were taken, were stolen from an Illinois State Police car.
Someone brought these key investigative documents and our time line, probably about a year ago, they were out there and were floating we believe in the U.S. mail for all that time and then the Post Office, we presume, saw an address inside these files to the sister of Kathleen Savio, Drew’s former third wife, sent the documents to that family. The family then turned all these documents over to authorities but a couple of months subsequently documents also showed up at the station. So who knows how many copies of these documents are out there, but they’re out there.”
In the ensuing next few minutes, Joel Brodsky showed up at the studio to advise his client who, after this consultation, chose not to answer the question about his whereabouts (although his face did flush when he was asked). Joel then consulted a copy of Drew’s “official” timeline as was provided to author Derek Armstrong for inclusion in his book about the case. Using that timeline as a reference Joel stated that Drew was still in bed, being awakened by his children at the time in question.
Cassandra Cales, sister of Stacy Peterson apparently called into the show during the last few minutes, but they lost their connection to her call and we weren’t able to hear from her.
UPDATE 2:17pm: Fox has a story out about the document:
It starts 13 days before Stacy is first reported missing…October 16, 2007. That night Stacy discussed with her sister leaving Drew by Halloween.
The next day, the timeline shows Drew using a Bolingbrook Police computer to look into whether Stacy had a potential boyfriend.
October 28th…the timeline reads: “Dead.” Stacy stops returning calls and text messages from friends at 10:59 AM. Drew calls off work at 2:30.
At least one other person received the same documents we did. That would be Charlie Doman, nephew to Kathleen Savio, He claims State Police showed up at his home and threatened to kick in the door and search for the documents. He handed them over. But he told us the evidence he saw strengthens his belief that Drew Peterson should be arrested.
UPDATE 2:18pm: The Sanitary Shipping canal is again being searched. State Police confirm the search is related to the Stacy Peterson investigation.
Read the story at NBC.
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