The Zonta Club of Kankakee will conduct its annual luncheon, The Diamond Within…celebrating the Strength of the Human Spirit, on April 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverstone Conference Center of Kankakee. The special guest speaker will be Sue Savio, sister of Kathleen Savio, who will speak from personal experience about the effect of domestic…Read more Sue Savio, sister of Kathleen Savio, to speak about domestic violence at Spring event
Today the Illinois Supreme Court handed down their opinion on Drew Peterson’s appeal of his 2012 murder conviction. The court found his allegations of errors of evidence admitted to trial, ineffective counsel, conflicts of interest, and breeches of clergy privilege to be without legal merit. States Attorney James Glasgow, himself a target of an attempt…Read more Illinois Supreme Court upholds Drew Peterson conviction for murder of Kathleen Savio
I apologize for not updating the blog last week but, unlike Drew Peterson, I was sitting by a pool in the shade of a palm tree. On March 30 the Illinois Supreme Court announced it would hear ex-Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson’s appeal of his 2012 conviction for killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004.…Read more Illinois Supreme Court to hear Drew Peterson’s appeal. Former attorney intends to sue for defamation
Peterson in-laws to speak at domestic violence event Tom Collins, Staff Writer, LaSalle News Tribune Each year Zonta International holds a luminary to support the often silent victims of domestic violence. This year, the group welcomes two speakers who can testify to the pain of abuse. Sue Doman and Cassandra Cales will speak at the…Read more Sisters of Stacy Peterson and Kathleen Savio to speak at domestic violence event
UPDATE 04:12: State calls Savio neighbor Dominick DeFrancesco to the stand He says he spoke to Savio on the Sidewalk at 11 am Saturday. DeFrancesco says he came home at 2am on Sunday Feb 29 2004 and saw Savio’s bedroom light on. State finishes. Defense begins cross. In police report DeFrancesco said his mother thought…Read more Drew Peterson trial – day eight. Savio’s sister, boyfriend, neighbor plus Drew’s ex-mistress testify
UPDATE 04:00: That ends the arguments for today. Judge Burmila leaves the bench, and the trial is in recess until 9:00 Friday morning. UPDATE 03:37: Conversation now about lock picking. Prosecutor Marie Czech argues that the lock pick found at the defendant’s home at the time of his arrest in 2009 is relevant. “We have…Read more Drew Peterson trial – day seven. Mary Parks, classmate of Kathleen Savio testifies
UPDATE 11:58: Doman angers judge when she repeats what he said in denying a prosecutor’s objection. “Ma’am, do not mock the court again.” Doman: “Oh, I’m sorry!” Court is in recess until Tuesday morning due to ill juror. UPDATE 11:36: Under re-direct Anna Doman reiterates again that Peterson told her not to come to house…Read more Drew Peterson trial – day four. Sister of Kathleen Savio testifies. Judge won’t allow mention of Stacy Peterson.
A new letter has surfaced in which Drew Peterson thanks one of his female pen-pals for providing him with information about a Bolingbrook woman whom he refers to as an “internet bitch“. The portion of the letter was provided to Justice Café by the woman identified as “Lorie” and she says it was given to…Read more Drew Peterson to sue “Internet Bitch”?
The Drew Peterson case: 2 wives to have major roles in pretrial hearing into drowning By Steve Schmadeke Tribune reporter January 17, 2010 Former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson is charged with drowning estranged wife Kathleen Savio, but much of the information likely to be presented at a unique pretrial hearing that starts Tuesday will…Read more Stacy Peterson and Kathleen Savio’s voices to be heard
Peterson attorneys seek notes of Savio statement December 4, 2009 3:01 PM Attorneys for Drew Peterson, charged with murdering his third wife Kathleen Savio, alleged in court Friday that a sworn statement she made to an insurance-company lawyer contradicts her account that Peterson broke into their home in 2002 and threatened her with a knife.…Read more Drew Peterson defense seeks notes to contradict Savio letter