Norma Peterson to be honored by women’s organization


Norma Peterson

Every year SHARE Fox Valley (Supporting Hope And Respecting Everyone) honors one woman who is doing amazing things in the community.

This year they are proud to honor Norma Peterson (Drew Peterson’s sister-in-law) as the 2017 Woman of Power during their 9th annual Women’s Power Lunch.

Opening Remarks will be presented by State Representative Stephanie Kifowit and the 2017 Keynote Speaker is Patti Vasquez.

When: Thursday, September 21st, 2017, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505

Norma volunteers with the Roosevelt American Legion Post 84, recently re-established the Auxiliary, is a member of the Aurora Fourth of July parade committee and a proud member of the SHARE Fox Valley, which benefits Mutual Ground.

Norma also advocates to raise awareness to the existence of the EAA (Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit) which is a viable tool for victims of domestic violence, law enforcement and the judicial system.

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    Supremely guilty — Illinois Supreme Court upholds Drew Peterson conviction
    By JOE HOSEY EmailFollow
    11:04 am
    The Illinois Supreme Court affirmed disgraced former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson’s 2012 murder conviction.
    The court handed down its 40-page decision Thursday morning.

    Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for drowning his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. The state police briefly investigated Savio’s death and quickly determined it was the result of a freak bathtub accident.
    The state police reached this conclusion despite Savio claiming before her death that she feared Peterson would kill her. She and Peterson were in the midst of a tumultuous divorce at the time of her death.
    The state police re-opened their investigation of Savio’s death after Peterson’s much younger fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, mysteriously vanished in October 2007.
    Following Stacy Peterson’s disappearance, Savio’s grave was exhumed and her badly decomposed remains were subjected to additonal forensic testing.

    Drew Peterson was charged with Savio’s murder in less than two years later.
    Stacy Peterson remains missing. No one was ever charged with harming her.
    Stacy Peterson’s hearsay statements were used against her husband at his murder trial, as were Savio’s. Peterson’s appeal claimed the statements were inadmissable.
    Peterson’s failed appeal also asserted he received ineffective legal council, that privilged communications were improperly admitted as evidence, prior bad acts should not have been introduced at his trial, and that his former lead attorney, Joel Brodsky, was operting under a conflict of interest.
    Peterson’s attorney Steve Greenberg said he had been informed of the ruling Thursday morning.
    “I understand they made the wrong decision,” Greenberg said.

    [File photo]
    In 2016, Peterson was sentenced to another 40 years for attempting to orchestrate the murder of Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow from behind the walls of Menard State Prison. A fellow inmate wore a wire and recorded his conversations with Peterson, leading to the conviction. Peterson was subsequently transferred to a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
    In an email to The Herald-News earlier this week, he said he likes the federal prison better than Menard. He said he washes pots there six days a week and is “living the dream.”
    Peterson also said he believes his “appeals look good,” apparently in regard to his conviction for trying to have Glasgow killed.

    Read Drew Peterson Supreme Court ruling here
    9:42 am

  2. Will County State’s Attorney
    2 mins ·
    State’s Attorney Glasgow offered the following statement regarding the Illinois Supreme Court ruling in the Drew Peterson case:
    “Today’s ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously affirming the conviction of Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, is the ultimate vindication of my decision to pursue a prosecution that had been criticized initially by many legal professionals and those in the media.
    “Today’s ruling completely affirms my lawful use of relevant and probative hearsay statements against Drew Peterson at his murder trial. Peterson thought the statements and threats he made had died with Kathleen Savio and had vanished with his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. He never anticipated that I would utilize the constitutionally sound concept of forfeiture by wrongdoing to allow Kathleen to testify from the grave against her murderer, and enable Stacy to bolster her testimony. This legal principle allows prosecutors to use relevant and probative hearsay statements at trial against defendants who kill witnesses to keep them from testifying.
    “The Illinois Supreme Court today not only affirmed the use of this principle as applied in the Peterson case, but it identified additional avenues that had already been laid out by the U.S. Supreme Court for prosecutors to use in future cases.
    “Today’s ruling is a victory for the families of Kathleen Savio and Stacy Peterson against a notorious murderer who always felt he could act outside and above the law. It also is a watershed moment for police and prosecutors battling criminals who would twist the law to serve their nefarious purposes by killing the very witnesses who would help bring them to justice.”

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