Kathleen Savio was a kind, fun-loving person

Letter to the Editor

Published: 2/15/2010 12:09 AM

Last summer I saw someone interview Drew Peterson on television. During the interview, Peterson stated that Kathy Savio was a “hellcat.” I once dated Kathy Savio. We went to the same high school in Hillside. I do not ever remember her being a “hellcat.” She was a beautiful, fun-loving person. She enjoyed being around people. She was energetic, kind and loved attention. Everyone liked being around her. Maybe she turned into a “hellcat” because she found herself running for her very life. How many times did she contact the Bolingbrook Police Department screaming for help? Was it at least 14 times? Someone correct me if I’m wrong. Kathy received no help. Again, correct me if I’m wrong. Peterson, in shackles, looked as if it was funny when he was being escorted to jail. Everyone who was watching saw that dopey look on his face as he boasted about having three square meals a day. What person in his right mind would have a stupid-looking grin on his face when going to jail, arrested on suspicion of murder? I can’t find anyone who believes any words he has spoken. Personally, I think he is a gutless coward. Come Judgment Day, the Lord Jesus will avenge Kathleen’s death. Whoever murdered her, whoever the spineless jellyfish is will be punished for all eternity. And then there’s Peterson, who constantly feeds on negative attention with the media. Hang it up, dude, nobody believes you.

Scott Karel, Elgin

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  1. Gun charges reinstituted against Drew Peterson
    February 15, 2010 5:18 AM | No Comments
    An Illinois appeals court has shot down a Will County judge’s decision that resulted in illegal gun charges being dropped against Drew Peterson.

    Judge Richard Schoenstedt erred in ruling more than a year ago that Peterson’s attorneys were to be allowed access to various prosecution documents in pursuit of their contention that the prosecution of Peterson on the gun charge was vindictive and selective, the court ruled.

    When the Will County state’s attorney’s office refused to allow the discovery, arguing that would expose privileged and confidential documents in other aspects of investigations of Peterson, Schoenstedt dismissed the gun charges.

    A three-judge panel of the Illinois Appellate Court Third District now has ruled there is no Illinois case law on the issue of where claims of selective or vindictive prosecution can be used to get pretrial discovery. It reversed Schoenstedt’s decision and sent the case back to Will County court.

    Peterson had been charged with possessing an assault rifle with a barrel shorter than 16 inches as required under state law. That weapon had been seized by state police on a search warrant executed Nov. 1, 2007, just days after Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared.

    Since then, Peterson has been charged with murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio. An evidentiary hearing is now under way in a Will County courtroom to determine which, if any, of 15 hearsay students prosecutors may introduce against Peterson at his upcoming trial.

    http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/02/gun-charges-reinstituted-against-drew-peterson.html

  2. Re: above article
    15 hearsay students? Some of these reporters are no better at proofing their articles than I am at proofing my posts.

  3. Thanks for posting the news, Grandam.

    Honestly, as I recently posted, I think Peterson is the one that comes up with these defense ideas. He always thinks everyone is out to get him and he’s the victim.

  4. rescueapet :Thanks for posting the news, Grandam.
    Honestly, as I recently posted, I think Peterson is the one that comes up with these defense ideas. He always thinks everyone is out to get him and he’s the victim.

    Yes, Grandam. That was certainly a welcome bit of news this morning. Thanks for posting.

  5. WBBM 780
    Posted: Monday, 15 February 2010 7:51AM

    Peterson weapons case back to court

    JOLIET (STMW) — Drew Peterson’s problems are piling up, as the appellate court shot down the dismissal of a felony gun charge a local judge dropped more than a year ago.

    Three appellate judges unanimously agreed to reverse Will County Judge Richard Schoenstedt’s decision to dismiss the unlawful use of a weapons charge Peterson was arrested on in May 2008.

    Peterson’s attorneys had argued that their client was the victim of a vindictive and selective prosecution, and asked Schoenstedt to force the state’s attorney’s office to hand over confidential communications and files so they could prove it.

    Schoenstedt bought into the idea and instructed prosecutors to surrender internal documents to Peterson’s defense team. Assistant State’s Attorney John Connor refused to do so, prompting Schoenstedt to dismiss the case in November 2008.

    Two of Peterson’s attorneys, Joel Brodsky and Andrew Abood, went before the appellate court in Ottawa last month to argue that Schoenstedt’s dismissal was the right move. They lost, and now Peterson, who is already in jail on murder charges in connection with the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, has the weapons charge hanging over his head again as well.

    The weapons case stemmed from Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police sergeant, allegedly possessing an assault rifle with a barrel shorter than the state-mandated 16 inches. His attorneys claim he had a right to own and carry the weapon, as he toted it while working with the Bolingbrook Police Department’s SWAT team.

    The weapon, along with other firearms, were seized by the state police when they executed a Nov. 1, 2007, search warrant on his house just days after his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared. About three months later, Peterson triumphed in court and won the return of his weapons. The state police responded by revoking Peterson’s firearm owner’s identification card.

    Undaunted, Peterson’s lawyers asked that the weapons be turned over to his son, Oak Brook cop Stephen Peterson. The day before Schoenstedt was to rule on this request, the state police swooped in to pick up Peterson on the weapons charge.

    While the appellate court sent the case back to Will County, it was not clear when it will make its way in front of a judge. A lengthy hearing to determine what hearsay evidence will be allowed at Peterson’s murder trial was expected to wrap up Wednesday. The start of the murder trial itself remains unknown.

    Also, prosecutors successfully maneuvered to have Schoenstedt, the judge who dropped the gun charge, removed from Peterson’s murder case.

    The gun case apparently will return to Schoenstedt’s court call, but it remains to be seen if prosecutors will move to get it heard by another judge.

    Charles B. Pelkie, the spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office, declined to comment on the status of the weapons case. Brodsky, the longest serving of Peterson’s four attorneys, failed to return calls for comment.

    http://www.wbbm780.com/Peterson-weapons-case-back-to-court/6363070

  6. Re: above article:
    Brodsky, the longest serving of Peterson’s four attorneys, failed to return calls for comment.
    ——————————————
    That’s unusual. Maybe he’s at a loss for words. Bet if it hadn’t been shot down, he’d be commenting up a storm.

  7. He needs to try to find someone to pay him to speak.lol Things must be getting a little desperate financially. When he does speak it’ll be the usual remarks; not illegal, retired PO, vindictive prosecution, how long is 16″ blah blah blah

  8. facsmiley February 15, 2010 at 11:49 am | #12 Quote Oops, looks like in all the hullabaloo Joel and Reem forgot to renew their domain name or pay their hosting fee…

    http://www.brodskyodeh.com/

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

    just goes to show that if you sup at the devils table, you better have a long handled spoon….and a current charge/debit card.

  9. Went to check Abood’s links to Brodsky & Odeh on the Abood Peterson page and got the same results. I guess it’s possible that Brodsky wants a nicer website like Abood recently launched, but if that were the case an “under construction” sign would usually appear. Just think of all of the hits they’re missing while they’re down. Potential dollars down the drain.

    Anyone notice how quiet The Public Agency is lately on their Tweets regarding the Peterson case?

  10. ADD: Just think of all of the hits they’re missing while they’re down. Potential dollars down the drain.
    ——————–
    Or not…. 😀

  11. FTR, I don’t think the Brodsy/Odeh website being down is a big deal. It’s easy to forget to renew. I just thought it was an interesting aside and maybe indicates how very busy they are at the moment. Looks like they are about to get even busier. 🙂

  12. He’s got a few worries hasn’t he ? – (Drew that is)

    Now the gun charges are back on the table and the “vindictive Prosecution” charges are being questioned and rightfully so.

    Police chief McGury always stated the gun Drew illegally possessed and shortened was NOT the same gun as the one Joel Brodsky was bleating about and the one shown with John Travolta, Drew with the SWAT Team etc.

    Police Chief McGury always stated there is no record of the gun in question at BBPD.

    Below is what Brodsky said and what the Chief said:

    Brodsky contends that Peterson was cleared to use the rifle in his SWAT duties.

    Bolingbrook Police Chief Ray McGury said Peterson never asked for permission to carry the weapon.

  13. Kind of amusing to remember how cocky Abood was when the weapons case was first dismissed:

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1291164,drew-peterson-trial-112008.article

    A jubilant Drew Peterson hugged and kissed his attorneys Thursday after they persuaded a Will County judge to dismiss two felony weapons charges that could have sent him to prison for up to five years.

    “There was a potential to put me in prison for this. This is a happy day for me,” Peterson said outside the Joliet courthouses after embracing his attorneys, Joel Brodsky and Andrew Abood.

    “We disagree with the judge’s ruling. We’re very confident we’ll prevail on appeal,” said Charles Pelkie, a spokesman for Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow.

    Abood suggested that prosecutors Thursday refused to hand over the documents — even at the risk of having the weapons charges dismissed — to avoid having to try a case he called “extremely problematic.”

    “They’re out of the case — and the case had a lot of problems,” Abood said.

    Pelkie bristled at that description, saying prosecutors were confident they could convict Peterson of the weapons charges.

    Pelkie called Schoenstedt’s ruling “unprecedented,” saying it would have given Peterson’s lawyers access to confidential internal documents, likely including e-mails and memos between police and prosecutors.

    “What he [Peterson] was asking for was essentially a fishing trip,” Pelkie said, adding that if unchallenged, the ruling would “have opened a Pandora’s box for prosecutors in Illinois.”

  14. Some more re the initial gun charges:

    JB told the media that the illegal AR-15 gun that’s the focus of the weapons charge, was DP’s service weapon and part of his equipment for the SWAT team.

    As it turns out, that illegal AR-15 was not part of DP’s service weapons. Chief McGury stated that the gun is not registered with the Bolingbrook Police Department, is an illegal weapon, and not part of their equipment.

  15. Facs/Rescue: The other day one of the posters here mentioned all of the litigations/court cases that Drew is currenly facing. Don’t remember who or what day, but I’m not up on all of this enough to know what cases they are, except the murder trial, the gun charge, the Savio estate, subsequent wrongful death suit (Maybe), and I don’t know what else, or even if the ones I mentioned are correct. Is there anywhere all of these are listed in one place? If not, could you maybe make a page just for his cases? I realize they don’t all pertain to Stacy and/or Kathleen, so if it isn’t feasible, I understand, but I sure would just like to see everything in one place somewhere for reference. Thanks in advance, but I sure don’t want to inconvenience you, as you have enough on your hands maintaining the blog already.

  16. I don’t know all the different cases and numbers offhand, but I’ll bet someone like Judgin has kept track of them all.

    Add to your list the suit against JPMorgan Chase for freezing Drew’s line of credit on his house equity.

  17. A jubilant Drew Peterson hugged and kissed his attorneys Thursday

    ~~~~~
    yep. I think that the french maids outfit will fit him like a glove ;0

  18. CFS – You pretty much covered it. The gun charge, the re-opening of the probate estate, the wrongful death civil suit, Peterson’s suit against JPMorgan/Chase for the HELOC matter, and the criminal murder case.

    Of course, there is always the possibility that charges may be coming in the Stacy Peterson matter. The GJ came to some conclusion, and my bet would be that there’s a sealed indictment for that. Time will tell, I guess.

  19. a plague of litigation. couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. his day of reckoning is upon him. all his evildoings exposed.

  20. rescueapet :CFS – You pretty much covered it. The gun charge, the re-opening of the probate estate, the wrongful death civil suit, Peterson’s suit against JPMorgan/Chase for the HELOC matter, and the criminal murder case.
    Of course, there is always the possibility that charges may be coming in the Stacy Peterson matter. The GJ came to some conclusion, and my bet would be that there’s a sealed indictment for that. Time will tell, I guess.

    Facs/Rescue, thanks. It just seemed like there were many more than what I mentioned, but throw in the JP Chase and potential indictment for Stacy’s murder, and that’s pretty much a plague, Writer. No sympathy here.

  21. :-d Will County Circuit Court Schedule
    http://willcountycircuitcourt.com/

    04P 000232 – In Re: PROBATE Estate of Kathleen Savio, Deceased
    PETERSON DREW 3 16 10 RVJC 900 04P000232 Status
    PETERSON KRISTOPHER 3 16 10 RVJC 900 04P000232 Status
    PETERSON THOMAS D 3 16 10 RVJC 900 04P000232 Status

    09L 000326 In Re: Estate of Kathleen Savio, Deceased wrongful death suit
    BRODSKY JOEL ALAN 3 10 10 900 WCCA PETERSON DREW 09L000326 CIVJ
    PETERSON DREW 3 10 10 WCCA 900 09L000326 Case
    VARSEK LAWRENCE E. 3 10 10 900 WCCA SAVIO HENRY J 09L000326 CIVJ
    SAVIO HENRY J 3 10 10 WCCA 900 09L000326 Case

    09MR000648 – COUNTRY MUTUAL INSURANCE vs. Drew Peterson, Henry Savio,
    PETERSON DREW 2 17 10 WCCA 900 09MR000648 Motions
    SAVIO HENRY J 2 17 10 WCCA 900 09MR000648 Prove-Up
    SAVIO KATHLEEN 2 17 10 WCCA 900 09MR000648 Prove-Up

    09CF001048 – People of the State of IL vs. Drew Peterson, Defendant MURDER/INTENT
    PETERSON DREW W 2 8 10 402 900 09CF001048 MURDER/INTENT TO 1 Hearing
    PETERSON DREW W 2 8 10 402 900 09CF001048 MURDER/INTENT TO 2 Hearing

    NO. 3-08-1025 IN THE APPELLATE COURT OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS Reinstituted To:
    08 CF 1169 – People of the State of IL vs. Drew Peterson, Defendant GUN CHARGES

    JUDGE, TIME AND DATE TO BE DETERMINED

    http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/home/
    1:09-cv-06746 – Peterson v. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA – HELOC Loan Funding
    Honorable Ronald A. Guzman Courtroom 1219 (RAG)
    Ronald A. Guzman, presiding

  22. writerofwrongs :
    a plague of litigation. couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. his day of reckoning is upon him. all his evildoings exposed.

    You can say that again – LOL

    It also does not bode well for him that an investigator already knew the outcome of a hearing three weeks before it took place.

    Insurance Companies usually don’t like that type of thing !!

  23. MISCELLANEOUS OTHER CASES ON COURT SCHEDULES

    08CF000098 ROBINSON MICHAEL
    DOMESTIC BTRY/PHYSICAL INTIMIDATION/PHYSICAL BATTERY/CAUSE BODILY
    Circuit Judge Circuit Judge AMBT Amy M. Bertani-Tomczak
    ROACH STEVEN R 3 08 10 930 404 ROBINSON MICHAEL 08CF000098 AMBT
    ROBINSON MICHAEL 3 8 10 404 930 08CF000098 INTIMIDATION/PHYSICAL 1 Pretrial
    ROBINSON MICHAEL 3 8 10 404 930 08CF000098 DOMESTIC BTRY/PHYSICAL2 Pretrial
    ROBINSON MICHAEL 3 8 10 404 930 08CF000098 BATTERY/CAUSE BODILY 3 Pretrial
    ROBINSON MICHAEL 3 1 10 111 900 09SC008604 Alias Summons

    07DT002024 – ROBINSON PAUL J DRVG UNDER INFLU OF
    ROBINSON PAUL J 3 11 10 305 900 07DT002024 2319322 DRVG UNDER INFLU OF Petition
    10F 000038 – ROBINSON PAUL J FELONY
    ROBINSON PAUL J 4 21 10 900 10F 000038 Case

    08F14086X CARCERANO, STEVEN J FELONY ARRAIGNMENT LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
    Court LAS VEGAS
    Case # 08F14086X
    Defendant’s Name CARCERANO, STEVEN J
    Plaintiff’s Name STATE OF NEVADA
    Department 07
    Case Type FELONY
    Defendant’s Attorney BUNIN, DANIEL M
    Plaintiff’s Attorney DISTRICT ATTORNEY
    Judge JUDGE KAREN BENNETT-HARON
    Date & Time 07/06/2010 8:30 AM
    Proceeding FELONY ARRAIGNMENT
    last hearing Date & Time 12/08/2009 9:30 AM
    last hearing Date & Time 08/26/2009 8:30 AM
    last Proceeding FELONY ARRAIGNMENT

  24. 09MR000648 – COUNTRY MUTUAL INSURANCE vs. Drew Peterson, Henry Savio,
    PETERSON DREW 2 17 10 WCCA 900 09MR000648 Motions
    SAVIO HENRY J 2 17 10 WCCA 900 09MR000648 Prove-Up
    SAVIO KATHLEEN 2 17 10 WCCA 900 09MR000648 Prove-Up

    This one is over. The “prove-up” is just a formality.

    Peterson won’t contest judge’s insurance ruling
    October 15, 2009 6:20 PM | No Comments

    Former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson won’t contest efforts by his homeowner’s insurance company to remove itself from a wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, his attorney said today.

    Peterson, jailed in lieu of $20 million bond, is charged with murder in the death of third wife Kathleen Savio. In April, Savio’s family filed a wrongful death suit alleging he intentionally killed her.

    A Will County judge recently entered a default judgement in favor of Country Mutual Insurance Co., which underwrote Peterson’s $500,000 home insurance policy, after Peterson failed to respond to its June 19 lawsuit. The company argued Peterson’s insurance policy did not include coverage of intentionally-inflicted injuries and so it should not be liable for his legal bills or damages.

    A final hearing is set for next month, but Peterson attorney Joel Brodsky said he has no intention of appearing. He criticized the Savio family’s attorneys, calling them “amateurs” who “mucked up” their case by failing to also sue Peterson for negligently causing Savio’s death, thereby getting his homeowner’s insurance — with its deeper pockets — involved.

  25. rescueapet :Geesh, what did Carcerano do to get felony charges against him?

    Rescue, This is another puzzle with lots of pieces related by case numbers but not limited to:
    Washington Mutual Bank; Lowes Home Improvement; ADVOCATE MORTGAGE 2008-revoked; Illinois Mortgage Originator’s License – 2008 revoked; Clark County, Nevada real estate foreclosure; IL real estate foreclosure; US BANK NATIONAL; HOUSEHOLD BANK; HSBC NEVADA NA; CAPITAL ONE BANK;…

  26. February 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm | #37 Quote 09MR000648 – COUNTRY MUTUAL INSURANCE vs. Drew Peterson

    My understanding is that it is over for DP, not for the Savios. That is why it is still on the court schedule. Reason this case is not over for Savios is the wrongful death lawsuit that DP is liable for. IMO, it would be totally off the docket with a judge’s Decision if it were over for the Savios.

  27. rescueapet :Geesh, what did Carcerano do to get felony charges against him?

    Well, I think it’s kind of ironic that one of the few people who could or would testify in Drew’s behalf also seems to be in the same category that Brodsky has placed all of the prosecution’s witnesses…..less than questionable charater, in other words.

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