Friday, July 09, 2010

Drew Peterson Stays Locked Up


Yesterday I really thought that Drew Peterson was going to be let out on bail. He has been locked up for over a year and can't get out unless he can come up with the money to satisfy a $20M bail. But, all that I thought was going to change. Peterson is currently in jail awaiting trial for the murder of his third wife. How many did he murder anyway? Allegedly. I mean there is every chance in the world that he has just managed to marry women who disappear or die mysteriously at young ages.

So, prosecutors had lost a very important pre-trial ruling about using second hand statements and hearsay. It is devastating, and without it, they will lose their case. So, they are appealing the pre-trial ruling which will take about a year. I have never ever heard of someone being kept locked up during one of these pre-trial appeals. Ever. Well, the judge figured out a way to do it, and s instead of going home and finding someone else to kill (allegedly), Peterson will stay in jail where I hope he remains for the rest of his life.

13 comments:

not on my dollar said...

I agree Enty. It would be blood on the state's hands if they let this man out of jail.

mngddess said...

This man is plain evil.

mngddess said...

This man is plain evil.

Kara said...

No release during an interlocutory appeal? Really? I'm sorry - I believe the guy is guilty, but if they can do it to him they can do it to anybody. And innocent people really do get accused.

And how can secondhand hearsay statements ever come in? Crawford v. Washington provides pretty strong protection against hearsay statements.

clayton322 said...

Ugh. This is near where I live and before he was in jail he was out at clubs and stuff in the area with other young women taking videos and giving them to the media (well, I'm guessing it was him but who knows). Ugh ugh ugh. Can you imagine going to a bar and in walks Drew? I would just leave, he's soooo creepy and cocky and I think he's gonna be out soon enough, I really don't think they have anything on him unless they miraculously find Stacy. Maybe a month ago they were digging in central IL but found nothing but animal bones. I feel terriblefor his kids with both Stacy and Kathleen.

RocketQueen said...

lol at "Allegedly."

AlleyCat said...

He reminds me of Kenny Rogers post awful face lift.

skeeball said...

this guy is an out and out murderer and wife beater and a cocky bastard!

MCH said...

Good! Hope he rots in jail.

The other cops that helped cover for him on some of the other crimes need to be put away too.

MCH said...

Good! Hope he rots in jail.

The other cops that helped cover for him on some of the other crimes need to be put away too.

ChasingHeaven said...

Thank God.

sassyfrassy said...

I'll never forget hearing his voice on the radio in Chi-town trying to find a date for Valentine's Day while they were still searching for Stacy.

Hope he rots in prison. Oh, and that he possibly finds a date.

ThoughtElf said...

He's such an arrogant little evil ass.

Praises to this Judge for finding a way to keep Droopy in the slammer.