Last night both the Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald revealed in stories that they had obtained the sealed decision on the hearsay statements to be admitted to Drew Peterson’s trial for the murder of Kathleen Savio.
From those reports it appears that at present only five of the originally submitted fifteen statements are to be allowed (two statements were struck down even before the hearsay hearings):
- Kathleen Savio’s statement to her sister Anna Doman that “Drew said he’s going to kill me and I would not make it to the divorce settlement, I will never get his pension or my children.”
- Kathleen Savio’s statements in 2003 to Mary Parks, a classmate at Joliet Junior College, that Peterson “could kill her and no one would know”.
- Kathleen Savio’s statements in 2003 to Mary Parks, a classmate at Joliet Junior College, that Peterson entered Savio’s home, pinned her down by her throat and asked, “Why don’t you just die?”
- Stacy Peterson’s statement to her pastor, Neil Schori, that she saw Peterson return home late, dressed in black and carrying a bag of women’s clothing, shortly before Savio’s body was found.
- Kathleen Savio’s 2002 letter of complaint to an assistant state’s attorney and a handwritten statement given Bolingbrook police regarding a 2002 run-in with Peterson.
ABC7 reported that:
Will County State’s Attorney would not confirm any information about the leaked ruling but did say the office is “outraged” and considering all its legal options.
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