Witnesses who testified 1/19/10
Starbucks employees (X2)
Issam Karam (former co-worker)
Lisa Mordente (former boss)
Kyle Toutges (Stacy’s Uncle)
James Coughlin (Bolingbrook police officer)
Sprint Nextel official
Alexander Beck (Peterson’s divorce attorney)
Kenneth Simpson (Bolingbrook police detective )
Today, the first in a series of hearings that is being called a “minitrial” will take place at the Will County Courthouse, to decide which hearsay testimony may be admissible in the trial of Drew Peterson. Peterson has been charged with the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
The state’s attorney’s office has lined up at least 60 witnesses to testify at the hearing, which could last more than a month. Among these witnesses are a man Peterson allegedly tried to hire to murder Savio. Another potential star witness is Peterson’s stepbrother, Thomas Morphey, who claims he was asked by Peterson if he would kill for him, and that he helped carry Stacy Peterson’s body out of the family home in a blue barrel. Another witness will undoubtedly be Pastor Neil Schori who says Stacy Peterson told him that Drew killed Kathleen Savio.
Electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops will not be allowed at this hearing, so reports may not be immediate, but we will update as we receive information about the proceedings. Check the comments thread below…
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