Major creep and ex-Illinois cop, Drew Peterson, has his bond set at $20 million dollars following his indictment for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, who was initially ruled to have died accidentally. The death was re-investigated following the mysterious disappearance of Peterson’s most recent wife, 23 year-old Stacy Peterson.
This case has drawn much national media attention. The families of both Stacy Peterson and Kathleen Savio had publicly spoken out about their belief in Drew Peterson’s involvement in the murder of both women. In both cases, circumstantial evidence pointed to the 55 year-old Peterson, but lack of hard evidence prevented any arrest until now.
Peterson appeared before Will County Circuit Court Judge Richard C. Schoenstedt about 1:30 p.m. today for an arraignment hearing, which was postponed until May 18 because Peterson’s attorneys weren’t present–one, Joel Brodsky, was in New York earlier in the day making appearances on network news programs.
This case should be interesting to follow for a couple reasons. First off, there is no way that this guy isn’t going to be found guilty. I really do think he killed his third wife, and I’m happy they have decided to try him for it. But what Drew Peterson is really going to be found guilty of is the death of Stacy Peterson. Despite Stacy’s body never being recovered, he has been guilty in the court of public opinion since this story initially broke. Stacy Peterson’s sister was at Peterson’s court appearance and told Chicago Tribune reporters, “It made me feel good to see him chained up like the dog that he is.” I would have to say that I agree.