Judge says it took so long for closing arguments and the late hour, he is considering sending jurors home now.
Neither prosecution or defense objects. Jury won’t start deliberating until 9 am tomorrow.
Jury coming back after quick argument over testimony of Teresa Kernc.
Glasgow says circumstantial evidence is better than eyewitness evidence. “It’s solid, it’s real.”
“If you put it all together you can absolutely see this case was proven beyond a reasonable doubt”
Glasgow done with rebuttal.
Trial in recess. Jury instructions to follow.
Glasgow reads Drew Peterson statements from CNN interview from 2008, questions on the weekend Savio died. Peterson indicated that he didn’t know it was a 3-day weekend.
“Clearly, out of the defendant’s own mouth, that says that he didn’t think this was a three-day weekend. And there were 12 phone calls throughout the day to Kathleen Savio’s house.”
Glasgow asks why Drew didn’t contact Savio family if concerned? Or other cops?
Glasgow says Drew’s behavior after Savio death “shows consciousness of guilt”
“She hasn’t been heard of or seen for 2 days, how many alarms would that set off in an investigator’s head?”
Glasgow says a cop calls other police when doing a well-being check, not “a teenage boy and a woman.”
Glasgow asks why, after he hears neighbor in Savio house scream, he didn’t pull his gun?
Jury sent out while Steve Greenberg objects, says prosecution claiming 2 incidents Savio had with Drew, not claimed that before. (Mary Parks’ testimony)
Objection is overruled. Judge calls for jury.
Glasgow: Kristin Anderson testimony backed up by phone records.
Judge sustaining several objections as Glasgow tries to talk about death scene investigation.
Glasgow: ” w/in 10 min of being there – evidence technician Deel determined it was an accident, and everyone went from there.”
Glasgow said Tom Peterson gave “valuable information” when he said it’d be unlikely for his mom to take a bath in the morning.
Glasgow says witness who says Drew tried to hire him to kill Savio is believable, he didn’t come forward or try to profit. Pachter “basically paid a price for coming in here.”
Glasgow begins rebuttal: ” I want to remind everyone that this trial is about the murder of Kathleen Savio.”
Glasgow says Lopez gave a “distorted view” in describing Savio’s head injuries. “The only thing damaged [on Savio’s head] was the skin.”
Glasgow tells jurors “I’m going to show you what a distortion you were just given (by defense”, Defense keeps trying to object.
Glasgow: Defense said “this was a slip and fall. But you know better than that.”
Glasgow points to copy of Savio death certificate and talks about info used for statistics. LOUD objection from defense.
Prosecutor Glasgow agrees to move on from death certificate talk. Jury being brought back in.
Glasgow changes tactics a bit, says there are documents in evidence which say death was accident “that’s not true”
We’re a minute into the rebuttal, the defense has objected 3 times and there have been 2 sidebars.This could take a while.
Glasgow: “Evidence clearly shows this is a homicide”, Defense objects 3 more times, all overruled.
Glasgow: “None of our experts wavered from their opinion.” Defense witnesses have conceded “it’s possible” case is a homicide.
Prosecutor Glasgow talking to jury about mark on Savio’s buttock, saying it’s an abrasion. Tub surface couldn’t have cause it.
Prosecutor Glasgow says defense expert acknowledged Savio death could have been murder. State experts never wavered, he says.
Glasgow says in DiMaio’s reference book, it states a head wound like Savio’s could be caused by bat, blunt object.
Glasgow says defense expert said Savio wasn’t unconscious when fell so why would she stay under water if she slipped down.
Glasgow recalls that expert witness could not provide ONE case where a healthy adult drowned in a bathtub.
“Use your common sense, look how she was in that tub, that’s not how someone would be if fallen in tub”, says Glasgow.
Glasgow: Savio’s rigor mortis points to death in early morning hours when Stacy said Drew Peterson went missing from their house.
Today the defense and prosecution attorneys will deliver their closing arguments to the jury.
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