Saturday, December 1, 2012
Quadruple-killer Christopher Vaughn getting sent to prison for the rest of his life was just one of the things going on at the Will County Courthouse this week.
Last week was a short one, with Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving Day II giving us a bit of a break from the courthouse. But we got right back to it Monday with the attorney for quadruple-killer Christopher Vaughn blaming the guilty verdict on Drew Peterson and Drew Peterson's lawyers, among other things. The judge didn't buy this line of reasoning and declined to call a do-over and hold a whole new trial. Then he slammed Vaughn with four life sentences. That was rough. But at least Vaughn got an early start at serving all that time, as the county packed him off to Stateville Correctional Center the very next day. But that's not all. Let's look at what else was going on down at the courthouse during the week that just ended:
Friday, September 7, 2012
The jury gave its verdict Thursday after weeks of controversial hearsay testimony, stops and starts and antics from both sides. Get the latest coverage on the trial, and a whole lot more, from our friends at Bolingbrook Patch.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Here's a rundown of who can visit Drew Peterson in the Will County jail. One key family member is not on the list.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Drew Peterson pours his heart out in love letters from jail to a girl half his age. He goes to trial this coming week. Our friends at Bolingbrook Patch broke this story Saturday. It's worth a read.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
“In all my relationships, I treated my partners like gold and spoiled them, which was probably a big mistake on my part,” Peterson wrote in one.
You can lock Drew Peterson up for years, but you can’t stop him from sweet-talking the ladies on the outside. Peterson, the 58-year-old former Bolingbrook cop, accused killer and serial marrier charged with murdering one wife and suspected by the Illinois State Police of having a hand in another's disappearance, sent love letters from jail to a 26-year-old DuPage County woman throughout the spring of 2010. “Hello my love,” Peterson wrote to the young woman in one of the letters recently given to Patch. “I really miss you and keep dreaming about holding you … “You still got my heart and I hope you still (have) mine.” The lovestruck Peterson’s letters, all written in pencil on lined notebook paper, depict visions of romance, freedom from the…
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 client'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. "…
Monday, July 23, 2012
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. 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, the Illinois State Police quickly dismissed her…
Monday, August 8, 2011
Personal injury attorney Ronald Rodgers could face incumbent James Glasgow in the March Democratic primary, Sun-Times Media reports.
Frankfort lawyer Ronald Rodger is looking to challenge Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow in the March Democratic primaries, according to a Sun-Times Media report. The personal injury attorney, whose office is in Tinley Park, said he was a Glasgow supporter, but he now wants to explore a run for the office, the article reported. According to the article, Rodger also criticized Glasgow's handling of the Drew Peterson murder case, saying the office could be on the verge of losing another high-profile case.