Sunday, January 16, 2011

Another Sign That The Drew Peterson Case is Self-Destructing

Joliet, IL—Retired Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson was arrested after Illinois law was changed to admit hearsay evidence normally barred from American courtrooms. He’s been locked up since June of 2009 in the Will County Jail here in lieu of $20 million bail.

The case against Peterson is based upon hate, gossip and the greed of relatives seeking a windfall through their civil action against Peterson. Any evidence that supports murder is as thin as it could possibly be.

The Sun Times, Joseph Hosey crusade against Peterson has ended with the sticky departure of the reporter who made the story personal long ago so many half-truths he published. Hosey had his own profit making plan for the Drew Peterson Story.

Now comes Tommy Peterson, the son of Drew Peterson and the late Kathleen Savio who has just turned 18 years old. The younger Peterson's maternal grandfather brought suit against the elder Peterson on behalf of Tommy who was a minor at the time. The lawsuit was about taking control of Drew Peterson’s estate with an anticipated judgment. That case has taken a giant step backward as Tommy Peterson now has the authority to withdraw from that case.
Thomas "Tommy" Peterson

Attached is a letter from the younger Peterson. I know this lad misses his mother and would not support his father if he thought for a moment that his dad killed her. It’s now obvious that the case against Peterson is going to make its sunset unless or until some real evidence surfaces to the contrary. If Peterson is tried and acquitted, that case can never be brought against him again.

Here is the letter:

Tommy Peterson Letter 1-14-2011[1]


Anonymous said...

The letter that Tommy wrote is the truth. The letter that Word Press printed is very fishy, its strange it appeared right after Tommys letter appeared in the Suntimes. Theres NO proof that it is for real and I for one would not buy it since Word Press is not a reputable source for anything related to the cases. The people that are on that site are morally corrupt, and deal with gossip and rumors, not facts. They cannot deal with the FACT that Tommy is telling the truth and its out in the public eye now. Let them spin in the crap that they post!

Phil Dominguez said...

hey Paul, I was just wondering if you knew peterson personally?

Crimefile said...

I intervied and do communicate Petersons lawyer Brodsky. Just before Peterson was arrested in June 2009 I had lunch with Brodsky and Peterson in Chicago. It was a meet and greet kind of lunch.

Crimefile said...

I got a response to this article. It may or may not be from the person named:

Elizabeth Savio has left a new comment on your post "Another Sign That The Drew Peterson Case is Self-Destructing":

The letter was in response to Tommy's letter. This is why things are the way they are. You need to listen to the victim's family if you want to listen to anyone else's. Aunt Kitty needs to be remembered and she needs a voice. Henry M. Savio is my father, and he did write that letter. We all feel that same way, and it's not right to only accept one half of the story

Let me begin by saying there are two sides of every criminal case. There is the prosecution’s evidence and then there is the defense.

I challenge anyone to produce real admissible evidence that shows Drew Peterson killed anyone.
What the prosecution has is alleged hearsay statements that don’t belong in any American courtroom. The hearsay statements are convenient and easy to make because they are hearsay.

Nobody can refute the words credited to a missing or dead witness/victim. The problem becomes compounded when the person offering the hearsay stands to profit from companion civil litigation. The same is true for the close friends or relatives of those profiting.

If someone has real evidence please make it available to the prosecutors and I will be happy to write about it.

I don’t know if any wife of Drew Peterson was murdered. If either woman was murdered, I don’t have admissible or tangible evidence that makes a real case that Drew Peterson is a killer.

Peterson may have done the unthinkable but we cannot convict on guess or hearsay.

There are a lot of people willing to put Drew Peterson on Death Row because of suspicion and hate. I don't subcrribe to that.