The jury has given its verdict after weeks of controversial hearsay testimony, stops and starts and antics from both sides.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Seven men and five women have been chosen as jurors for the trial set to start Tuesday.
The final five jurors and four alternate jurors were picked for Drew Peterson's much anticipated murder trial, and opening statements are expected to be heard Monday. Attorney Joel Brodsky said he will be the one handling opening statements for the defense and revealed his plan to tell "the story of Drew Peterson, from beginning to end." And when Brodsky is done with that story, said defense attorney Steve Greenberg, the jury will be convinced that Peterson did not murder his third wife, Kathleen Savio, by hitting her in the head and drowning her in a bathtub. "There's going to be no question she slipped in the tub and Drew was home when it happened," said Greenberg, who also scoffed at the idea that fresh bruises were discovered on Savio …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Whether Peterson will testify in his defense is "his decision."
Check out our Storify to see what's being said around the web about the Drew Peterson trial. Updated 4:30 p.m. The final three alternate jurors have been selected. Look for a story later after the press conferences are over. Updated 4 p.m. Drew Peterson defense attorney Joseph "Shark" Lopez said a "killer jury" was picked for his clieny's murder trial. "It's a perfect jury," said Lopez, who insisted that the seven-man, five-woman jury represents all walks of life and is a true reflection of the community. Lopez and co-counsel Steve Greenberg did not rule out the possibility that Peterson might take the stand to testify in his own defense, saying, "It's his decision." But Lopez declined to say whether or not Peterson wants to testify. "…
Eight jurors were chosen in Drew Peterson's trial for the alleged murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio.
Will County Judge Edward Burmila held a marathon jury selection session Monday and empaneled eight jurors for the Drew Peterson murder trial. It was the very first day of jury selection and Burmila kept 31 of 40 prospective jurors for nearly 12 hours—past 9 p.m. Eight more people are needed for the 12-person jury and the four alternates. Peterson, who appeared in court in a gray jacket, dark pants, a new haircut—and without his trademark mustache—stands accused of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Keep up with Wheaton Patch on our Facebook page. Savio was found drowned in a dry bathtub in March 2004. Depsite the tumultuous, occasionnally violent divorce she was going through with Peterson, and the strange circumstances of her death…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Drew Peterson's lawyers sparred for hours in hopes of keeping out damning evidence, including testimony from his wife's divorce attorney.
"He's going to kill me." "He's going to make it look like an accident." "You can't let him get away with it." Wheaton attorney Harry Smith testified Wednesday that Drew Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, told him constantly of her fear that the disgraced Bolingbrook cop would murder her. Smith represented Savio in her divorce from Peterson and also defended her in a pair of misdemeanor cases. He was Savio's lawyer from 2002 until her death in March 2004. He testified in a pretrial hearing Wednesday that Savio feared Peterson would kill her so he could keep all their money. Peterson was charged in May 2009 with murdering Savio. He is also the sole suspect in the mysterious October 2007 disappearance of his next wife, Stacy Peterson, but…