Drew Peterson hearsay hearing – Day 8: Neil Schori on stand

Stacy Peterson’s pastor and counselor, Neil Schori has taken the stand today in the hearsay hearings of Drew Peterson, on trial for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. The Pastor has testified that Stacy met him in August of 2007 for a counseling session. She tearfully confided in him that she wanted to have an affair but that Drew told her she would never be with another man. She described to him how she awoke one night to find herself alone and how she called Drew’s cell phone but that he never answered. She then told him that Drew did return home in the early morning dressed in black, and that he began to feed women’s clothing into the washing machine. Stacy told Schori that Drew then spent two hour coaching her on what she needed to tell the police.

Schori has stated in the one public interview that he granted to Greta Van Susteren in December of 2007, that Stacy Peterson told him Drew Peterson confessed to killing Savio. But on Friday, Schori was not asked that, nor did he testify to that. Schori did testify that when he returned home after his meeting with Stacy, there was a message from Drew waiting for him on his answering machine: “I know you just met with my wife. How about meeting with me now. We could go for a ride in my airplane.”

Scott Rossetto testified this afternoon that Stacy told him a secret: Drew told Stacy if anyone ever asked where he was the night Kathy Savio died to say he was at home with her.

As usual, we’ll be posting updates here as we see them. Please see the Comments Thread for all the latest!

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79 thoughts on “Drew Peterson hearsay hearing – Day 8: Neil Schori on stand

  1. jasonknowles
    In Joliet again for more Drew Peterson drama…pastor to testify in “hear say” pre trial hearing
    about 5 hours ago from HTC Peep

    craig_wall
    Stacy Peterson’s minister expected back on the stand today. judge likely to bar him from testifying about Drew’s alleged confession 2 Stacy
    about 3 hours ago from API

  2. joehosey
    Pastor Neil Schori testified to an August counseling session with Stacy Peterson at a Bolingbrook coffee shop. She was crying and afraid …
    2 minutes ago from txt

    joehosey
    She said she was tempted to have an affair but would not do so. Said Drew told her she would never be with another man. Said she went to…
    half a minute ago from txt

  3. joehosey With Drew one night around the time Kathleen died. Woke in the middle of the night and Drew was gone. Looked for him all over the house …
    1 minute ago from txt

  4. joehosey
    And then called his cell phone. He did not answer. Drew returned in the early morning dressed all in black and carrying a bag. Undressed …
    2 minutes ago from txt

  5. joehosey
    Put his clothes in washer and clothes from bag in washer. Stacy saw they were women’s clothes but not hers. Drew then coached her for hours.
    half a minute ago from txt

  6. joehosey
    About what to tell police. Stacy said it was lies. After Stacy disappeared, Schori repeatedly called the state police and even went to the..
    2 minutes ago from txt

    joehosey
    Station, but they would not see him.
    2 minutes ago from txt

  7. Ahh, news! Woo-hoo! Thanks, Facs and Joe.
    No worries, Facs. A lot of my websites are either running slowly or not at all this morning.

  8. Craig_wall
    Stacy’s minister says she told him that Drew coached her to lie to police if she was ever questioned about him the night Kathy Savio died
    2 minutes ago from API

  9. JOLIET, Ill. – A minister who counseled Stacey Peterson said she told him that on the night before Kathleen Savio’s body was found, Drew Peterson came home dressed in black, carrying women’s clothing.

    Pastor Neil Schori testified at a hearsay evidentiary hearing for Peterson that Stacy Peterson told him that her husband then washed both sets of clothing.

    She also told Schori that Peterson had coached her for hours on what to say to police about his third wife’s death, in essence having her to lie to police about his whereabouts.

    Stacy told police that she and Drew had been together with their children at the time of Savio’s death, backing up the alibi he gave to police.

    She told police the only time Peterson had been out of her presence was when he left the house Sunday morning to get doughnuts. Savio’s body was found the following Monday, March 1, 2004.

    Savio was Peterson’s third wife. He is charged with her 2004 murder. The hearing in a Will County courtroom is being held to determine what hearsay evidence may be introduced by prosecutors at his upcoming murder trial.

    Schori says he met with Stacy Peterson a number of times after she asked him at the Bolingbrook church where he once worked to provide her marriage counseling.

    Peterson has been named a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of Stacy Peterson but has not been charged.

    The minister previously has said in interviews that Drew Peterson confessed to Stacy that he killed Savio.

    http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-stacy-peterson-pastor-set-to-testify-jan29,0,6708113.story

  10. Sounds like the defense will go after Neil for not immediately going to police after talking to Stacy; he only did so two months later when Stacy disappeared. They’ll no doubt jump on him for the Greta Interview as well.

  11. I don’t know, Facs. I hope that’s all it is-our weather is terrible today. Caught a virus a couple of weeks ago and had to have my hard drive replaced, so I’m proceeding cautiously and am very leery right now. Thanks.

  12. If you want a refresher of what Neil Schori told Greta – here’s a transcript of the show:

  13. SCHORI: Again, it was some of the same relationship issues that she had concerns about, but she kept leading me to believe that there was some other reason that she had for meeting that day.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Were you able to get that reason from her, or did she want to talk about it? How did that happen?

    VAN SUSTEREN: Well, I try not to push people into an area that they’re uncomfortable, and I gave her — I gave her an out. I said, If you’d like to share it with me, I’m here to hear it, I said, but there’s no pressure. You don’t have to feel like you have to share anything you’re not comfortable with. So if you are — if you are comfortable, please share it. And we talked about various other things, and then she blurted out the reason.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Which was?

    SCHORI: She said, He did it.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Just like that.

    SCHORI: Just like that.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Do you know what the reference point was, as that point, that, He did it?

    SCHORI: I had a feeling, but I needed clarification, so of course, I followed up.

    VAN SUSTEREN: How did you happen to know that that — I mean, had you spoken about the “He did it” aspect before with her?

    SCHORI: I had never spoken with her about that before. I had just heard casual conversations in the community and in my own church about speculation over an interesting death of Mr. Peterson’s wife, his third wife.

    VAN SUSTEREN: So when she said, He did it, what did you believe that to mean?

    SCHORI: I believed, unfortunately, that it was exactly what I thought, and I believed that it was related to the death of his wife. But I clarified, and I said, He did what? And she said, He killed Kathleen. And I was really blown away. I was reeling inside.

    VAN SUSTEREN: So how — what did do you?

    SCHORI: I asked for more specific things. She gave me details that I really can’t share. But I just got her talking about it and asked her what — this is a crazy amount of information. Again, I asked her, What exactly can I do with this? Why did you tell me? I asked her if she had ever told anyone else. She said at the time, she had never told another person.

  14. joehosey
    Kathleen’s psychologist/neurologist testified that she had no predisposition for slipping or falling in her tub. “In fact, just the …
    7 minutes ago from txt

    joehosey
    Opposite,” said Dr. Gene Neri. “She’d be the least likely person to fall.”
    6 minutes ago from txt

  15. facsmiley :It sounds as if Pastor Schori may have been told that he can’t testify as to what Stacy said Drew said. Does it seem that way to anyone else?

    Looks like Pastor Schori still made his point telling what Stacy told him about that night. Now Glasgow can follow up and get the cellphone records allowed in as hard evidence from that night that could ‘prove’ DP was not in his bed.

    Glasgow still has to have Judge White hear what Stephen Peterson and Jennifer Schoon have to say about that night on the witness stand. They were living at the Peterson home at the time of Kathleen’s death.

  16. Pastor: Stacy Peterson Lied for Drew
    Says Stacy covered for her husband the night Savio died
    By CHARLIE WOJCIECHOWSKI
    Updated 12:15 PM CST, Fri, Jan 29, 2010

    AP Stacy Peterson’s pastor, Neil Schori, told the court today that Drew Peterson coached his missing fourth wife on what to say about if cops ever asked questions about the disappearance of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

    Police did ask questions, and Stacy told them that she was with Drew Peterson the entire night of her disappearance.

    “It was a lie,” Schori said during the evidentiary “hearsay” hearing in Joliet.

    Schori told a packed court room that Stacy Peterson actually awoke that night to find her husband Drew gone. She looked all over the house and tried calling him on his cell phone but couldn’t find him.

    When Drew returned, he was dressed in black, carrying a bag. When he dumped the clothes into the washer, she could see that they were women’s clothes and they weren’t hers.

    On cross examination, the defense tried to suggest that Schori was coming forward to boost the fortunes of the small church he pastors.

    http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/Drew-Pastor-on-stand-83040622.html

  17. On cross examination, the defense tried to suggest that Schori was coming forward to boost the fortunes of the small church he pastors.

    Really? They went THERE? That’s awesome how Joel projects his own predilections onto the witnesses!

  18. Fred Morelli
    An Aurora attorney and former judge who is running in Tuesday’s primary for a seat in the 16th Judicial Circuit, says he’s “learned from” a black mark on his legal career that resulted in a 30-day suspension of his law license five years ago.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    wasn’t ” Morelli ” one of the witnesses to Kathleen’s will which the thing claims he discovered?

  19. So, I see we have, as a combined group of State witnesses, liars, beggars and thieves.

    It’s old, it’s tired, it’s going nowhere. Is the Judge to believe that Pastor Schori did this solely to boost the notoriety of his small church? That’s all that matters, and I doubt he’s playing back the Boobster’s sound bites on a regular basis.

    It would be funny, hysterical, in fact, if it wasn’t so important and serious as to what’s at stake here.

  20. writerofwrongs :

    Fred Morelli
    An Aurora attorney and former judge who is running in Tuesday’s primary for a seat in the 16th Judicial Circuit, says he’s “learned from” a black mark on his legal career that resulted in a 30-day suspension of his law license five years ago.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    wasn’t ” Morelli ” one of the witnesses to Kathleen’s will which the thing claims he discovered?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    No, WOW. Alex Morelli is Drew’s former police partner. He’s the witness to the will. Fred Morelli was his first attorney, who advised him to be quiet, and we all know how that turned out. I believe Fred Morelli withdrew from Drew’s case due to that.

    I don’t really know for sure how Alex Morelli and Fred Morelli are related. Possibly, I think, brothers?

  21. WGNtv on CLTV was saying,

    When Pastor Schori got back after speaking with Stacy, there was a message from DP that said, “I know you just met with my wife. How about meeting with me now. We could go for a ride in my airplane.”

  22. wasn’t ” Morelli ” one of the witnesses to Kathleen’s will which the thing claims he discovered?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    No, WOW. Alex Morelli is Drew’s former police partner. He’s the witness to the will. Fred Morelli was his first attorney, who advised him to be quiet, and we all know how that turned out. I believe Fred Morelli withdrew from Drew’s case due to that.

    I don’t really know for sure how Alex Morelli and Fred Morelli are related. Possibly, I think, brothers?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    very interesting……

  23. judgin :
    WGNtv on CLTV was saying,
    When Pastor Schori got back after speaking with Stacy, there was a message from DP that said, “I know you just met with my wife. How about meeting with me now. We could go for a ride in my airplane.

    Drew is a jokester, right?

  24. facsmiley :
    It sounds as if Pastor Schori may have been told that he can’t testify as to what Stacy said Drew said. Does it seem that way to anyone else?

    Yes, it sounds like the judge ruled that Pastor Schori can only testify to what Stacy told him she saw or did. He was allowed to testify that she told him she saw Drew putting womens clothing into the washing machine. He was allowed to testify that she said she was coached about what to say to police. But Pastor Schori couldn’t testify about Drew telling Stacy he killed Kathleen. Maybe at that point it becomes third hand hearsay……she said that he said.

  25. Molly, it seems that way. Either double-hearsay or the defense invoked that statute about the confidentiality between counselors and their clients. Drew is still technically a client of Neil’s I guess.

    But the double-hearsay sounds like an easier way to squelch his testimony.

  26. I thought Pstor Shori was not only allowed to share what Drew had told him during their meetings, not what Stacy had said (however, it may not be admissible).

    Anyway, this message was apparently Drew’s attempt to threaten the Pastor.

  27. When Pastor Schori got back after speaking with Stacy, there was a message from DP that said, “I know you just met with my wife. How about meeting with me now. We could go for a ride in my airplane.”

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

    Not only is this message quite eerie, it also shows the extend this man trolled/stalked his wife as that message was already there when Pastor Schori got back from meeting with Stacy (!!)

  28. On cross examination, the defense tried to suggest that Schori was coming forward to boost the fortunes of the small church he pastors.

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

    Oh and Pastor Schori did all this to promote his Church and Sharon to promote Avon.

    For Joel Brodsky to suggest that is really the height of conceit as if an association with Drew is a commercially viable proposition.

    The man is a murder suspect for Pete’s sake (!!)

  29. Exactly. And I’m sure that on top of what Stacy had just told him, he was utterly and properly terrified. No wonder he asked the elders for prayer and advice. I have no doubt this was Drew’s intention to intimidate at its worst.
    Did he say why ISP refused to t/w him?

  30. Cheryl, court must be back in session. They can’t have electronics in the courtroom so to send a tweet or submit a story they’d have to step outside and get back to their cars and vans, which would mean missing testimony. Plus, not so sure they want you to re-enter in the middle of proceedings. Not even sure they let you?

    My guess is we’ll hear more after 4:30 or so…

  31. justanotherhen :
    On cross examination, the defense tried to suggest that Schori was coming forward to boost the fortunes of the small church he pastors.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Oh and Pastor Schori did all this to promote his Church and Sharon to promote Avon.
    For Joel Brodsky to suggest that is really the height of conceit as if an association with Drew is a commercially viable proposition.
    The man is a murder suspect for Pete’s sake (!!)

    I suppose team Drew thinks that because that’s the only way they know how to think. (Note to self:Google to see if Brodsky became lawyer in order to sell chicken wings).

  32. They are saying that the judge is limiting testimony because of the confidential clergy and ‘marital exception’. After the judge determines that DP is responsible for Stacy’s disappearance, DP will lose that marital benefit and witness testimonies will no longer be limited. It’s a dang good thing that Paster Schori met with Stacy in a public place with a peer witness because it is now easier to allow in his invaluable testimony.

  33. judgin :

    It’s a dang good thing that Paster Schori met with Stacy in a public place with a peer witness because it is now easier to allow in his invaluable testimony.

    There was a witness? I missed that.

  34. craig_wall
    Stacy Peterson’s friend: she told him a secret: Drew told Stacy if anyone ever asked where he was the night Kathy Savio died he was at home
    3 minutes ago from API

  35. facsmiley :
    Cheryl, court must be back in session. They can’t have electronics in the courtroom so to send a tweet or submit a story they’d have to step outside and get back to their cars and vans, which would mean missing testimony. Plus, not so sure they want you to re-enter in the middle of proceedings. Not even sure they let you?
    My guess is we’ll hear more after 4:30 or so…

    Oh, I know, Facs, I just got so spoiled this morning, w/all the updates there in a flash. I’m just impatient. Ignore me.

  36. Turns out you were right in your impatience though, Cheryl. Look at that update from Craig Wall. Another person says Stacy told him Drew asked her to be his alibi!

  37. facsmiley :

    judgin :
    It’s a dang good thing that Paster Schori met with Stacy in a public place with a peer witness because it is now easier to allow in his invaluable testimony.

    There was a witness? I missed that.

    Yes, he brought along someone (an Elder) from his church who sat within earshot of Pastor Schori and Stacy. DP’s reputation preceded him and the man had to protect himself. I don’t have the link right now.

  38. Yes, he brought along someone (an Elder) from his church who sat within earshot of Pastor Schori and Stacy. DP’s reputation preceded him and the man had to protect himself. I don’t have the link right now.

    Must have been hard for the defense to make that sound like a “date” then, huh? 😉

  39. Facs – You are clearly far too trusting and do not understand the true evil of we women. It was CLEARLY a date; Stacy was out on the town with not one, but TWO men!

  40. This is not facetious or snide, I swear it.
    But-
    1) I would hope that Stacy knew there was someone listening?
    and
    2) Are there women elders in his church?

  41. Thank you so very, very much, Rev. Schori!!!

    For listening and hearing Stacy’s fears and now, for speaking her truth.

  42. Thank you, Neil for your testimony today. I know you have so much more you could say and I hope you get the chance to say it.

    All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed; they will turn back in sudden disgrace.

  43. facsmiley :Thank you, Neil for your testimony today. I know you have so much more you could say and I hope you get the chance to say it.
    All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed; they will turn back in sudden disgrace.

    Hard to imagine DP, Blabsky or any of their cohorts are actually capable of feeling shame, but I’m hoping. As for dismay, I’d like to think they’ve already zippeded right past dismay and are pulling into Scared Shi*less Station.

  44. Schori said he didn’t tell police because Stacy Peterson asked him not to. Schori testified that she told him: “It won’t do any good. You can’t get away from the police when your husband is a police officer.”

    But Schori said he “immediately” tried to contact police after Stacy Peterson’s disappearance.

    The judge limited Schori’s testimony, preventing him from talking about conversations Stacy Peterson had with her husband, among other things.

    Scott Rossetto, a friend of Stacy Peterson, said that days before Stacy Peterson disappeared she told him she had contacted a divorce lawyer and was ready to leave her husband.

    Then, he said, she asked if Rossetto could “keep a secret.” She then told him that the night Savio died, Drew Peterson came in late at night and said “if anybody ever asks I was home,” Rossetto said.

    Prosecutors also presented a neurologist to combat defense attorneys’ contention that Savio’s death was an accident, that she simply fell. Dr. Gene Neri testified that he had diagnosed her with cervical vertigo, but he said “In 30 years of treating (patients) I haven’t had a single person fall as a result of cervical vertigo.”

    In fact, he said that’s because people with this particular kind of vertigo are extremely careful.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,584345,00.html

  45. facsmiley :

    judgin :
    It’s a dang good thing that Paster Schori met with Stacy in a public place with a peer witness because it is now easier to allow in his invaluable testimony.

    There was a witness? I missed that.

    Comment by Tom Schori
    December 19th, 2007 at 12:15 am

    To the best of my knowledge, the vast majority of Neil’s counseling sessions have taken place in full view (not in a private office) right there in Bolingbrook–either at Starbucks or Caribou. His friend church, Marco, was even there at the coffee shop observing on that fatefull day last August for the simple reason that he would be alone with a young woman.

    Neil has amazing wisdom.

    Tom Schori, Ph.D.
    Normal IL
    *******************************************************************
    THE WITNESS = His friend church, Marco

  46. Scott Rossetto, a friend of Stacy Peterson, said that days before Stacy Peterson disappeared she told him she had contacted a divorce lawyer and was ready to leave her husband.

    Then, he said, she asked if Rossetto could “keep a secret.” She then told him that the night Savio died, Drew Peterson came in late at night and said “if anybody ever asks I was home,” Rossetto said.

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

    Remember too Scott Rossetto was interviewed VERY EARLY in the investigation when it became known Drew wanted to implicate him in Stacy’s murder (Tom Morpheys account from that night).

    It would have been impossible for Pastor Schori to have been privvy to the information Scott Rossetto had already given to investigators long before.

    The dates on police interviews can attest to that, so what are the chances of all these people totally independently of each other making up the same stories about the same sequence of events (!!)

  47. That is a good point JAH. So was yours yesterday about Drew calling the hitman back and telling him to forget their deal Facs. If it were a joke,why bother to call him back.

  48. Men: Stacy lied to police for Peterson
    January 29, 2010

    By JOE HOSEY jhosey@stmedianetwork.com
    JOLIET — In the days before she disappeared, Stacy Peterson seemed to be telling a lot of people her husband was not only lurking around in a black outfit the night his previous wife suspiciously turned up dead, but then asked her to lie for him about it to the police.

    Two men — a minister from Stacy’s church and the identical twin brother of a former boyfriend — testified Friday that she confided in them about the strange behavior exhibited by her husband, Drew Peterson, who faces a murder charge in connection with the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

    The minister, Neil Schori, and the twin, Scott Rossetto, were called as witnesses on the eighth day of a crucial hearing to determine what hearsay evidence will be allowed at Peterson’s murder trial. As part of this hearing, prosecutors will try to prove Peterson killed Stacy to keep her from testifying against him. Stacy disappeared more than two years ago.

    Schori, whose testimony was limited by marital and clergy privilege, recounted an August 2007 counseling session he had with Stacy in a Bolingbrook Caribou Coffee shop. He said Stacy was “very tense, very jittery,” and that she told him “she was tempted to have an affair. She told me she was tempted but would not do it.”

    While she planned to stay faithful, Stacy still wanted out of her marriage, Schori said, despite knowing her husband would not let her go.

    “She said that he made it clear that she would never get away from him, that she would never be with someone else,” Schori testified.

    “She was very clearly scared,” said the preacher, who then made the reason for Stacy’s fear quite apparent.

    Schori recalled how Stacy told him she went to bed with Peterson, a Bolingbrook police sergeant, one night just before Savio died, but woke alone in bed some hours later. Stacy looked “all over the house for him,” Schori said, and after failing to find him tried in vain to reach him on his cell phone.

    Some time in the early morning, Peterson returned home clad entirely in black and carrying a bag, Schori said Stacy told him. He stripped, dropped his clothes in the washing machine and dumped clothing from his bag into the washing machine as well.

    Schori said Stacy told him she looked inside the washer and saw the contents of the bag were women’s clothing she did not recognize as her own. He then “coached her for hours” about what to tell the police, Schori said, and what she later told the law about that night were lies.

    Before they parted, Schori said, Stacy asked him not to go to the police. He said she told him “it won’t do any good.”

    From the coffee shop, Schori returned to his office at Westbrook Christian Church in Bolingbrook. There was a voice mail from Peterson. He said Peterson’s message was: “I know you were just meeting with Stacy. So I thought maybe we could get together today and go for a ride in my plane.”

    Peterson owns a small, two-seater, open-cockpit ultralight aircraft. Asked by State’s Attorney James Glasgow whether he thought going up in Peterson’s plane was a good idea, Schori said, “Clearly not.”

    About two months later, Schori learned Stacy disappeared. He said he made numerous attempts to contact state police to share his information with them, but they failed to return his calls.

    Schori even went to the District 5 state police headquarters, but still could not get anyone to take the time to talk to him.

    Schori happened to be on grand jury duty at the time. In the coming days, a state police sergeant was called before the grand jury as a witness. It was only then, Schori said, that he was able to get someone to listen to him.

    While Schori’s testimony was limited in court, his statements were not censored when he appeared on Greta Van Susteren’s Fox News show in December 2007. On that program, Schori said Stacy told him, “He killed Kathleen.”

    Defense attorney Andrew Abood asked Schori whether he went on Van Susteren’s show to attract members to the church he now works at in Naperville. Schori said this was not the case.

    ‘Keep a secret’?

    Also Friday, Scott Rossetto, a male nurse whose twin brother Keith Rossetto dated Stacy in 2001, told of the young mother visiting his house shortly before she vanished. During the visit, Rossetto said, Stacy lowered her voice and asked him if he “could keep a secret.”

    “The night Kathleen Savio died, he came home very, very late at night,” Rossetto said Stacy told him.

    “He was dressed in black,” Rossetto said. “He said, ‘If anybody asks, I was at home.'”

    On cross-examination, defense attorney George Lenard got Rossetto, who is now a captain in the Army and stationed in Germany, to admit Stacy tried to kiss him after telling him her secret.

    “She wanted a deep kiss, probably with a tongue,” said Rossetto, who claimed to put a stop to this and to have no interest in a relationship with Stacy.

    “I wouldn’t date somebody who’s already dated my brother and my best friend,” he said.

    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/2018882,joliet-Schori-testifies-peterson-hearsay-jo012910.article

  49. From what Scott Rosseto said it is easy to come to the conclusion how desperate Stacy must have been on that time. She was looking for another’s man protection, I guess.

  50. Stacy Peterson’s brother agonizes through trial
    Yelton Cales angered by prosecution’s descriptions of Drew Peterson’s third wife

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-peterson-brother-20100129,0,3598883.story

    “It wasn’t easy for Yelton Cales to listen to testimony last week suggesting Drew Peterson may have killed his younger sister. It’s been hard to sit still as Peterson’s attorneys disparage her as an attention-seeking flirt, someone who would leave her two young children and run off with another man.

    But what really hurts, said Cales in his first interview since Stacy Peterson vanished Oct. 28, 2007, is testimony that will suddenly stir up good memories of his sister. Like the time she painted and decorated his room, leaving stacks of Diet Pepsi — his favorite drink — in the closet as a surprise gift. Or the descriptions of his sister by witnesses as friendly, outgoing — or “bouncy,” as Cales put it.

    “It hurts,” said Cales, 30, describing the pain as a punch in the gut. “There’s no closure.”……

    …”Cales vividly remembers a conversation with his sister shortly before she vanished. He told her that if he had to choose one person in the world to be a mother to him, other than their mother, it would be she.

    “She was the greatest person in my life,” he said. “She started crying. She was the best mom.”

  51. Cyrhla, I admit to being in a hurry this morning, but saw nothing on the locksmith. Could you or someone point me in the right direction?
    Thanks ever so much.

  52. cyrhla :

    From what Scott Rosseto said it is easy to come to the conclusion how desperate Stacy must have been on that time. She was looking for another’s man protection, I guess.

    I think back when she was 17 that was true but maybe not so much when she was 23. The part about Stacy repeatedly asking Keith to marry her really struck me. Most 17-year-old girls think that they never want to get married and are looking forward to a carefree and independent youth. When a girl like that is yearning for marriage it shows me that she’s had a lot of turmoil in her life, that she craves stability and marriage to someone older is one way to get it. It seems like Stacy thought she found that with Drew and then as she attained that stability, and grew more self-assured, she found wanted to get away from his control, and when she turned to Scott she was trying to move on — but there was no way Drew was going to let that happen!

  53. We’re hearing that the judge sent out the reporters and public at some point during Schori’s testimony, Friday. I’m assuming that means the judge heard even more from him than what we are seeing reported.

  54. As for the locksmith, we’re trying to get confirmation on the testimony from at least two sources before reporting more than his name. The company that was called is Larry’s Lock Service of Bolingbrook.

  55. facsmiley :
    As for the locksmith, we’re trying to get confirmation on the testimony from at least two sources before reporting more than his name. The company that was called is Larry’s Lock Service of Bolingbrook.

    It would be great!

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