UPDATE 5/26/2016: yesterday’s storms knocked out my internet so I will be unable to update the blog for a couple of days. I will be checking Twitter from time to time, though. See you there!
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.
This morning, Smith was the sole witness while recordings were played back in court. The conversations were hard to make out, often made unintelligible due to the sounds of an exercise yard full of inmates.
There was much discussion about the prison commissary and the preparation of behind bars food, such as “apple pie” using peanut butter cookies for the crust, the best way to boil water and uses for mozzarella cheese.
Just after the topic of conversation had switched to porn, mentions of James Glasgow were heard.
There was discussion about whether his murder would constitute a federal or state crime, how huge of a story it would be in the media, and what they would say when they were questioned about the murder. Then the proceedings broke for lunch.
Peterson also bragged to Antonio Smith about making misleading phone calls with his lawyer about the whereabouts of his wife, Stacy.
“You know how many times me and my lawyer knew they were listening? And we were telling them like, ‘She’s in Peoria.'” Drew Peterson says on the recording played in court Wednesday.
“The next week, they were there. They were tearing up (expletive) Peoria.”
Meanwhile, former Drew Peterson attorney Joel Brodsky took to Twitter and reacted to the criticisms of his work on the overhears.
Brodsky also had some advice for the prosecution.
Make sure to refresh this page often for the latest updates. I’ll also share anything else interesting in the comments thread.
Back in session…
Nov. 18, 2014 convo according to Smith (no recording): Peterson to Smith – it doesn’t have to be execution style (Glasgow’s murder)
Smith reading several “kites” between he and Peterson – mostly food references/plans, but also question about a confidential informant
A. Smith says for weeks he led #DrewPeterson to believe there was progress on the murder for hire plot, so as not to raise his suspicions
Nov. 25, 2014 – Smith given pic of Glasgow he would claim was from his uncle to make Peterson believe progress was being made
Smith thought the pic looked staged and wrote “this shit was obvious” on the back after Peterson returned the pic to him
Nov. 28 recording – Talking about celebrities/movies…
Audio: Peterson told Smith there were “red flags” about the pic, but did not explain at the time
Nov. 29 audio – Smith said #DrewPeterson seemed suspicious and was interrogating him
After Antonio Smith sent #DrewPeterson a pic of Glasgow, Smith says Peterson became suspicious of him, saying the photo looked staged
Recording of the 11/29/14 is probably the hardest one to decipher so far. Jurors have prosec’tn transcript to aid them, over Def. object’n