Saturday, February 16, 2013
Drew Peterson is either getting a new trial or he's heading to prison.
On Tuesday, the attorneys for Drew Peterson will make a final push to keep him out of prison by securing a new murder trial. Will County Judge Edward Burmila has set aside two days for the hearing, but some involved predict it will last much longer. If, at the conclusion of the hearing, Judge Burmila decides against calling for a new trial, he plans to head straight for sentencing. During the week that just ended, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow took steps to avoid having to testify at Peterson's hearing. Glasgow filed court papers claiming that, as a prosecutor, special steps must be taken to force him to testify. He maintains Peterson's attorneys have failed to take those steps. That is just one of many issues to be addressed …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Former cop found guilty of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Once again, the judge in the Drew Peterson murder case went home to sleep on whether to declare a mistrial.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tragedies fill headlines as Americans set new records.
Roe Conn hit the nail on the head when he said Monday the events of this week are the very best and worst that America has to offer. He was referring specifically to the flawless Mars landing within the same 24 hours as the horrific Sikh temple shooting outside Milwaukee. When we expand that lens a little wider, we also see the incredible accomplishments happening now in London. At age 16, Gabby Douglas became the first African-American gymnast to earn all-around gold. Michael Phelps is now the most decorated Olympian of all time. Kayla Harrison overcame horrific sexual abuses by her childhood coach to be the first American to earn gold in judo. Then, as we hold our breath, we remember the June 20 tragedy in the Aurora, CO, movie theatre. …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The evidence tech called to Kathleen Savio's death scene figured he could go back and check around later if it looked like he needed to.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Catch up on the biggest news in the Drew Peterson murder trial in our weekly video wrap-up.
Friday, August 3, 2012
The judge in the murder trial decided against halting the proceedings; five witnesses testified Thursday.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The judge in the Drew Peterson murder case called a halt to Wednesday's proceedings early so defense attorneys can figure out whether to pursue a mistrial.
The Drew Peterson murder trial may end on its third day as a judge will decide Thursday morning whether he will declare a mistrial and possibly free the accused wife-killer. "The ball's always in the judge's court," defense attorney Joel Brodsky said after Judge Edward Burmila cut Wednesday's proceedings short and gave defense attorneys the night to decide to plan their next move. That move will be whether to go after a mistrial or agree to instead have the jury told to disregard some testimony. The testimony in question comes from Thomas Pontarelli, who lived next-door to Drew Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, when she was killed in March 2004. Burmila is willing to sacrifice all or some of Pontarelli's testimony in hopes of avoiding…
Drew Peterson's defense moved for a mistrial Wednesday morning after Kathleen Savio's neighbor testified Peterson tried to intimidate him by putting a bullet in his driveway.
Updated: 5:30 p.m. State's Atty. James Glasgow told the Tribune Thursday he did not believe there would be a mistrial. "It's a complicated case," he told the Tribune. "We're confident the trial will resume tomorrow." Updated: 2:18 p.m. Defense attorney Joel Brodsky asked for and was granted a temporary adjournment until Thursday morning. The defense wants to explore its options. They can have all or some of Thomas Pontarelli's testimony or continue to pursue a mistrial. Updated: 1:31 p.m. Burmila has suggested striking all of Thomas Pontarelli's testimony instead of a mistrial. The defense team is in a conference room talking this option over. Updated 11:54 a.m. Judge Edward Burmila slammed prosecutors saying he will decide at 1:15 p.…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Judge Edward Burmilla ruled that several allegations, including one in which Peterson allegedly tried to hire a hit man to kill his third wife, cannot be brought up in the trial.
Check out our Storify feature to see what people are saying about the Drew Peterson trial around the web. Prosecutors lost out on some key evidence they want to use in their bid to convict disgraced Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson on charges he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Judge Edward Burmila ruled Tuesday—the trial's first day—that Peterson's attorneys won't have to defend him against allegations he offered a co-worker $25,000 to find a hit man to kill Savio, that he broke into the house Savio was living in by cutting a hole in a wall, or that he threw her to the ground and held her face down in the grass until the police arrived during a dispute in 2002. Prosecutors failed to notify Peterson's defense team that they planned …