Monday, November 24, 2008
I ALWAYS KNEW HE WAS AN EVIL BASTARD
..we should ship him off to his own private islandand let him rot awaaaaaaaay.
Friday, November 21, 2008
"It's a big relief, of course," Peterson told reporters afterward. "You know, there's potential to put me away in prison for this, and I didn't want to go. So it's a very happy day."
Circuit Judge Richard Schoenstedt dismissed two unlawful use of a weapon charges against Peterson after the state's attorney's office refused to give Peterson's legal team internal police memos, e-mails and other correspondence relating to his arrest in May.
Peterson, 54, was charged with allegedly possessing a modified assault rifle with a barrel of less than 16 inches, a violation of state law. Authorities had seized the rifle and other weapons after search warrants had been executed relating to the Oct. 28, 2007, disappearance of Stacy Peterson, who was 23 at the time.
Peterson is a suspect in the case, which police have labeled a "potential homicide."
Earlier Thursday, Schoenstedt granted a motion by Peterson's legal team to pursue a "vindictive prosecution" defense at trial and had ordered the state's attorney's office, at the request of Peterson's attorneys, to give the defense a "narrow and limited" copy of their documentation leading up to the charges against Peterson.
But Assistant State's Atty. John Connor strongly urged the judge to reconsider, arguing that the charges were not brought because of a personal vendetta against Peterson.
"It has nothing to do with personal animosity," Connor said. "It has to do with illegal weapons."
He warned that if the state's attorney's office were to comply, it would prompt defense attorneys across the state to "flood" prosecution offices with similar discovery motions.
Peterson's attorneys questioned the timing of the developments in the state's case. In February, Schoenstedt had ruled that police should return Peterson's firearms to him granted that he had a valid firearm owner's identification card.
Hours later, police revoked Peterson's FOID card.
In May, authorities arrested Peterson the day before he was to learn whether the guns could instead be given to his son Stephen, an Oak Brook police officer.
"Obviously we're very pleased," said Joel Brodsky, one of Peterson's attorneys.
The state's attorney's office will appeal, said spokesman Charles Pelkie.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Peterson last week consulted with a high-profile Chicago attorney about possibly divorcing his missing 23-year-old wife, Stacy.
During the Nov. 11 meeting with family law attorney Jeffery Leving, Peterson discussed his legal options following Stacy's Oct. 28, 2007, disappearance, said Peterson's criminal defense attorney Joel Brodsky.
"All he's done is consult with him," Brodsky said. "Nothing has been finalized. No decisions have been made."
The 54-year-old Peterson has been named a suspect by police investigating Stacy's disappearance. Investigators also have reclassified as a murder the 2004 drowning death of Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, which originally had been ruled an accident.
Peterson has denied wrongdoing in both cases.
Under Illinois law, a divorce can be granted for desertion or abandonment after a spouse has been gone for more than a year. Peterson has contended his wife left him voluntarily.
Leving, who advertises himself as an advocate for fathers' rights in divorce actions, confirmed he met last week with Peterson, but said he hasn't been retained to represent him.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Peterson, 54, is facing felony gun charges for allegedly possessing a modified assault rifle with a barrel of less than 16 inches. Authorities seized the rifle, along with other weapons, after search warrants were executed last November in the investigation into the Oct. 28, 2007, disappearance of Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy.
But Peterson's attorney Joel Brodsky questioned the timeline of how the gun case unfolded. In February, police revoked Peterson's firearm owner's identification card after a judge ruled that his firearms should be returned because Peterson had a valid FOID card. In May, Peterson was arrested for owning the rifle on the eve of learning from the judge whether the guns could be turned over to his son Stephen, an Oak Brook police officer.
Brodsky is requesting that prosecutors turn over documents from the time leading up to the charges against his client.
"This timeline proves with more than sufficient evidence that the reason to do this is to punish Mr. Drew Peterson for exercising his constitutional rights," Brodsky said.
Peterson, who is the suspect in his missing wife's disappearance, has said she ran off. Authorities are also conducting a murder investigation in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Peterson maintains his innocence and has said he used the rifle as a SWAT team member for the Bolingbrook Police Department.
Will County Assistant State's Atty. Dede Osterberger argued against giving the defense "privileged information." "We strongly argue against this case, judge, because we think that the defense is engaging in a fishing expedition," she said.
Judge Richard Schoenstedt, who was battling a cold and losing his voice, said he would defer his ruling until the next scheduled hearing, on Nov. 20. In Springfield, the state Senate voted 55-0 on a bill that could affect a potential prosecution against Peterson in the case of either one of his wives.
The bill, which is backed by the Will County state's attorney's office, would allow a judge to admit hearsay evidence into court for first-degree murder cases if the prosecution could prove that the defendant killed a witness to prevent testimony.
The Senate vote accepted a change proposed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich that would allow the legislation to become effective as soon as the House, scheduled to meet next week, votes to go along.
Peterson's wives had told family and friends that they were fearful of Peterson. Stacy Peterson also told her minister that her husband had allegedly confessed to her that he killed Savio, according to the minister.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Drew Peterson sat down with Dr. Phil McGraw last month in Los Angeles to speak about his 23-year-old wife Stacy Peterson, who vanished on Oct. 28, 2007, from her Bolingbrook, Ill., home. Drew Peterson has been named a suspect in her disappearance, and in the months following, police exhumed the body of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, and reclassified her death as a homicide.
Nobody makes it easy for her to reappear," Drew Peterson said of Stacy in a video clip posted to Dr. Phil's YouTube site. "I mean why would anybody want to come back to this hellstorm that's been created or to possibility of some sort of criminal prosecution? She's a little girl and why would she want to come back to that."
In the promotional clip, Dr. Phil asks Drew Peterson why he's appeared so emotionally distant during the yearlong search for the missing mom.
"We've definitely looked for her with private investigators," Drew Peterson said.
But shown emotion? I've been a policeman for 32 years."
"But this isn't about a case, this is about your wife," Dr. Phil said.
"It has to do with how you are, what you grow into. And being a policeman for 32 years, you're trained and you live life not showing emotion," Drew Peterson responded. "It's rare that anybody sees emotion out of me, and there's really no book written anywhere that you can read and tell you how to act or how to be when this type of thing happens."
The former police officer's publicist said in a news release Sunday that Drew Peterson's decision to sit down with Dr. Phil is perhaps "the boldest move yet to prove his innocence."
Glenn Selig, Drew Peterson's publicist, maintained his client's innocence in both Stacy Peterson's disappearance as well as Kathleen Savio's death.
Last month, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow issued a statement about the Savio and Stacy Peterson cases, indicating that a special grand jury is still weighing evidence in both.
"I fully expect there to be a resolution in at least one of these investigations in the near future," Glasgow said.
Drew Peterson currently faces felony charges in connection to illegal guns found in his home.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Researchers used malignant blood cells from a 50-something woman who died of acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of blood-forming cells in the bone marrow, according to a paper in today's Nature. Doctors mapped all the genes in her tumor cells, the compared them — side by side — with the genes in a normal cell from her skin.
Rest of USA Today article here...
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen, by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voices could be that difference.
It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.
We are, and always will be, the United States of America..
Rest on this video:
Saturday, November 1, 2008
The beginning starts off with Stewie's joke about Geena Davis- the funny thing is when Kaitlyn's sleepy and says my name, Krys, it reminds me of that little scene.
Unfortunately, the first part of that scene that the video shows is cut off, you can't hear the first "Hey, Chris?" by Stewie.
That's at the last five or so seconds of THIS video: