Joliet, IL—We are watching the second anniversary of retired Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson’s arrest without a trial. An appeal taken forth on a judicial ruling by prosecutors has prevented Peterson from getting his day in court. He’s been held on an unusually high bail of $20 million.
This might not be so egregious had Peterson been held on more than a promise of producing normally inadmissible incriminating hearsay evidence. The hearsay consists of nothing more than versions of conversations provided by people who have financial incentives to see Peterson convicted. Some of the hearsay is nothing more than third-part gossip. This garbage does not belong in an American courtroom.
There is not a single shred of physical evidence that Peterson harmed anyone. The evidence of the cause of death of Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio is by no means settled scientifically. If the cause of death is somehow a homicide there still is no meaningful evidence that sheds light on a possible killer. The facts remain that there was no signs of forced entry to the home and Savio had changed the locks. There is no dispute that Peterson had no key.
Peterson’s forth wife, Stacy Peterson has not returned to her children and is still nowhere to be found. The fact is she was seeing other men and told at least one of them she planned on disappearing as a way to get out of an unhappy marriage. Police, prosecutors, and the gossipmongers can only guess where Stacy Peterson is today. We don’t jail people on guesswork in America except in Joliet, IL.
It’s time to give Peterson a fair trial or send him home. This is not about Peterson it’s about Prosecutorial and Judicial Tyranny. If they can do this to Drew Peterson, they can also do it to you.