Today is the third day of Peterson’s trial for allegedly attempting to hire a hit man to kill Illinois State’s Attorney, James Glasgow while incarcerated at Menard Correctional Center in Chester, Illinois.
Inmate Antonio Smith will continue his testimony from the witness stand and we will hear more of the covert recordings between himself and Drew Peterson.
Yesterday Smith was on the stand for the entire day while recordings were played. On them Peterson could be heard talking about not only his dislike of the States Attorney but also plans for moving to Jamaica and opening a restaurant or making money by working as a pilot for a drug cartel should his appeal be successful and he gain release.
He also spent a lot of the recordings bragging to young Smith about his success as a cop, a bullshitter and a lover – reminiscing about time spent in Vegas with prostitutes on the dime of a Russian Millionaire.
Peterson also made numerous complaints about his former attorney, Joel Brodsky who he called “incompetent” and a “buffoon”.
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In day 3 of #DrewPeterson trial, Antonio Smith still on the stand. Court currently listening to audio recordings from the prison yard.
Recordings of #DrewPeterson allegedly talking with Antonio Smith about murder for hire plot are very hard to hear, lots of background noise
#DrewPeterson and Antonio Smith discuss health, life after prison while hanging out at the basketball courts at Menard CF in late 2014
In recordings, #DrewPeterson worried about Will Co States Attorney J. Glasgow filing charges against him for Stacy Peterson disappearance
In prison yard recordings, #DrewPeterson and Antonio Smith talked about epic media coverage that would follow the death of James Glasgow
Said the death of James Glasgow would be a “dog and pony show”
Smith said he communicated with his uncle by using code – because visits at Pontiac were recorded, messages were about killing Glasgow
Antonio Smith says #DrewPeterson told him if Glasgow was killed, others Will County has prosecuted would be blamed before him
Peterson on audio – the law’s in my favor
Lots of talk about cooking in prison between #DrewPeterson and Antonio Smith. Best ways to use Mozzarella cheese, boil water, make burritos
Audio – prison cooking techniques…argument about adding salt when boiling water and what watt light bulb to use…
Audio: more prison gossip and comparing (bags of) beans, as well as rice, at Pontiac to Menard…
now it’s prices and types of candy that are available at the prisons…
Kinda getting hungry…
And peanut butter cookies!
When is the Menard Prison Cookbook hitting the shelves? Total bestseller! 😉
Evidence in #DrewPeterson trial today so far has been all audio recordings, lots of gibberish about cooking mixed with talk about Glasgow
Smith told Peterson that he can’t wait to see the news – as in see Glasgow’s murder on the news.
Antonio Smith says Peterson at one point wanted to transfer to Illinois River Prison, but then wanted to stay at Menard after meeting Smith
Talking about what they’d say to investigators if they came down to talk to them about the murder of Glasgow
Smith told Peterson that he was glad for the day that Peterson came up to him and asked him to do it – aka kill Glasgow
Antonio Smith says he and #DrewPeterson discussed whether killing James Glasgow would be a federal or state crime in terms of jurisdiction
Smith told Peterson, Glasgow’s murder wouldn’t be a fed crime – just a state, even though he’s a public official
Finished with Nov. 16 audio!
Antonio Smith kept a diary of his discussions with #DrewPeterson about James Glasgow
Smith kept notes of his conversations with Peterson…
Now we break for lunch!