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Missing, Exploited and True Crime => Stacy Ann Peterson missing & Kathleen Savio murdered - Illinois => Topic started by: Bearlyhere on February 10, 2015, 03:03:39 AM



Title: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: Bearlyhere on February 10, 2015, 03:03:39 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/09/drew-peterson-accused-murder-plot-prosecutor/23135901/

Ex-cop wife-killer accused of plot to murder prosecutor
Michael Winter, USA TODAY 5:28 p.m. EST February 9, 2015

Serving 38 years for murdering his third wife and suspected in the disappearance of his fourth, former police sergeant Drew Peterson was charged Monday with trying to hire a hit man to kill the Illinois state attorney who prosecuted him.

The 61-year-old Peterson, who has been in the maximum-security Menard Correctional Center since his 2012 conviction, is accused of soliciting someone to murder Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow between September 2013 and December 2014, the Illinois attorney general and the Randolph County state's attorney announced. He is charged with one count of solicitation of murder for hire and one count of solicitation of murder.

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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: Bearlyhere on February 10, 2015, 03:23:09 AM

http://www.ag.state.il.us/pressroom/2015_02/Peterson292015.pdf

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Press Release
For Immediate Release
February 9, 2015

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The charges allege that between September 2013 and December 2014, the defendant solicited an
individual to carry out a murder-for-hire plot against Will County State’s Attorney James
Glasgow. The defendant made an initial appearance on the charges today at the Randolph
County Courthouse. A preliminary hearing is set for March 3 at 10 a.m.

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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: klaasend on February 10, 2015, 08:24:05 AM
This guy thinks he can get away with anything.  What an ego!


Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on February 11, 2015, 09:14:27 PM
This guy thinks he can get away with anything.  What an ego!

^^^   ::rhino::

Bearlyhere, thank you for starting this topic and the updates!


Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on February 25, 2015, 06:14:47 PM
http://wgntv.com/2015/02/25/inmate-says-drew-peterson-claimed-to-have-dumped-stacy-peterson-in-lake-michigan/

Inmate says Drew Peterson claimed to have dumped Stacy Peterson in Lake Michigan
Posted 10:08 AM, February 25, 2015

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ill. — A letter sent to former Drew Peterson Attorney Joel Brodsky, from a prison inmate, claims that Peterson once told a mutual cellmate that he “dumped Stacy Peterson is in Lake Michigan.”

The letter, one of two sent to Brodsky, also states that Peterson was “set up” by the authorities when he was charged with being involved in a murder for hire plot of Will County State’s attorney James Glasgow last month.

Adrian Gabriel told Brodsky that his cellmate had once mentioned to Peterson he could help him take care of Glasgow. Although, he claims Peterson initially laughed it off, Gabriel says Peterson approached the man soon after about the subject. The cellmate was transferred and an investigation began.
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The letter also stated that there are FBI recordings of the plot.

Peterson will appear in court on March 3, in Randolph County.


Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on February 27, 2015, 06:32:58 PM
Audio at the link

http://wgnradio.com/2015/02/26/drew-peterson-may-have-been-set-up/

Brodsky: Drew Peterson May Have Been Set Up
Posted 7:00 PM, February 26, 2015

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 Brodsky has received two letters from an Illinois Department of Corrections inmate that indicate that Peterson may have been entrapped into soliciting a murder.


Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on February 27, 2015, 06:38:31 PM
http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/article/20150227/NEWS/150229346/-1/sports

Sheriff’s Office outlines Peterson guidelines
Media and public to be included in separate courtroom lotteries
Posted Feb. 27, 2015 at 3:37 PM

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office released the “People v. Drew Peterson Court Operational Plan” on Friday.

The plan is intended to establish rules and guidelines for both media and the public in regard to Tuesday’s 10 a.m. preliminary court appearance for Drew Peterson at the Randolph County Courthouse.

“We’ve been working in conjunction with the Attorney General’s office to develop a plan for the large amount of media that usually follows this guy,” said Randolph County Sheriff Shannon Wolff during Friday’s meeting of the Randolph County Board of Commissioners. “We’re weren’t hoping to do a lottery for the preliminary hearing, but (the attention) is picking up steam.”
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on March 03, 2015, 09:08:19 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/drew-peterson-back-court-murder-hire-plot-29344599

Drew Peterson Pleads Not Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Plot
CHESTER, Ill. — Mar 3, 2015, 5:15 PM ET

Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison.

Peterson's feet were shackled as he waived a preliminary hearing in the court in Randolph County in southern Illinois, near the Menard Correctional Center where he's serving time. He was charged in February with soliciting an unidentified person to find someone he could pay to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow.

Circuit Judge Richard Brown also granted Peterson's request for a speedy trial, meaning he would go to trial within 160 days or by July 28. Randolph County State's Attorney Jeremy Walker said the state would be ready by July 13.

Prosecutors were prepared to present evidence to the judge Tuesday, but Peterson's last-minute waiving of the hearing kept them from doing so.

"Basically, we don't want this case being tried before a jury is ever impaneled," said Lucas Liefer, Peterson's attorney.

The state filed a notice Tuesday disclosing that the case against Peterson twice involved use of eavesdropping devices, though it did not provide details.

At the state's request, Brown barred defense and prosecutors from publicly revealing evidence to protect an informant.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on April 14, 2015, 03:02:14 PM
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/517802/peterson-back-court-tuesday

Drew Peterson to stand trial in July in murder-for-hire plot
Posted: 04/14/2015, 08:06am

CHESTER, Ill. — Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer charged with trying to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison for his third wife’s death, is scheduled to stand trial in southern Illinois this summer.

A Randolph County judge on Tuesday set a July 6 jury trial for Peterson. The ex-Bolingbrook police sergeant is accused of enlisting another prison inmate whose identity has not been disclosed in a murder-for-hire plot to kill Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow. Peterson is accused of soliciting an unnamed individual between September 2013 and December 2014 to kill Glasgow, who personally prosecuted Peterson for Savio’s murder. Peterson pleaded not guilty in March.
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Circuit Judge Richard Brown on Tuesday also approved a request by prosecutors to keep the taped prison conversations between Peterson and the unidentified informant under seal before the trial to avoid influencing potential jurors. Defense attorney Lucas Liefer didn’t oppose the request.
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Brown set a hearing for late May to consider three motions submitted by Walker.

One asks the court to allow prosecutors to cross-examine Peterson about his first-degree murder conviction should he choose to testify. Another seeks permission to discuss a 2003 attempt by Peterson to pay someone $25,000 to “take care of” Savio. The third seeks to limit discussion at trial about the details of the confidential informant’s own first-degree murder conviction.

Brown has already barred the defense and prosecutors from publicly revealing evidence to protect the informant.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: Blonde on April 15, 2015, 04:37:53 PM
WHAT A ASS


Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on April 15, 2015, 05:49:43 PM
 ::rhino::


Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on May 21, 2015, 11:06:24 PM
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/05/21/drew-petersons-murder-conviction-appeal-gets-aired-in-courtroom/

Drew Peterson’s Murder-Conviction Appeal Aired In Courtroom
May 21, 2015 7:42 PM

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Peterson, 61, also faces charges in an alleged murder-for-hire plot to kill Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, who prosecuted the 2012 case. A trial is scheduled for early July in southern Illinois.

On Friday, a Randolph County trial judge will review a request by state prosecutors to allow cross-examination of Peterson, should he choose to testify. The court will also consider a request to discuss a 2003 attempt by Peterson to pay someone $25,000 to “take care of” Savio. A third motion to be considered seeks to limit discussion at trial about the details of a confidential informant’s own criminal history.


Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on May 26, 2015, 09:05:14 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/05/22/judge-grants-drew-peterson-request-for-new-trial-date-in-murder-for-hire-case/

Judge grants Drew Peterson request for new trial date in murder-for-hire case
Published May 22, 2015

CHESTER, Ill. –  A southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson's request to delay his trial on charges that former suburban Chicago police sergeant plotted to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in the death of his third wife.

The Randolph County trial was scheduled to begin July 6. But Peterson's lawyer said Friday in a brief hearing that the 61-year-old ex-Bolingbrook officer needs more time to prepare.

Prosecutors didn't oppose the request. The trial is now set to start Aug. 28.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on July 01, 2015, 09:34:59 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/30/us/drew-peterson-trial/

Drew Peterson: Four wives, a death and a disappearance
Updated 10:40 AM ET, Wed July 1, 2015

Watch Jean Casarez's CNN Special Report, "Married to a Murderer: The Drew Peterson Story," Saturday at 6 p.m. ET/PT.

(CNN)—If you thought wife murderer Drew Peterson was done with the legal system, think again.

Peterson is now accused of trying to murder -- from behind bars -- the prosecutor who put him there. This summer, he's scheduled to be back in a courtroom, this time on two counts of murder solicitation.
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Stacy Peterson is still missing.

Peterson is appealing his conviction as he prepares to encounter Glasgow again.

His trial for one count of solicitation of murder for hire and one count of solicitation of murder is expected to begin in August.




Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: MuffyBee on July 02, 2015, 09:42:45 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/30/us/drew-peterson-trial/

Drew Peterson: Four wives, a death and a disappearance
Updated 10:40 AM ET, Wed July 1, 2015

Watch Jean Casarez's CNN Special Report, "Married to a Murderer: The Drew Peterson Story," Saturday at 6 p.m. ET/PT.

(CNN)—If you thought wife murderer Drew Peterson was done with the legal system, think again.

Peterson is now accused of trying to murder -- from behind bars -- the prosecutor who put him there. This summer, he's scheduled to be back in a courtroom, this time on two counts of murder solicitation.
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Stacy Peterson is still missing.

Peterson is appealing his conviction as he prepares to encounter Glasgow again.

His trial for one count of solicitation of murder for hire and one count of solicitation of murder is expected to begin in August.





The possibility  Drew Peterson tried to arrange a hit on Prosecutor Glasgow from prison doesn't surprise me.   ::MonkeyNoNo:: 


Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on July 07, 2015, 06:13:41 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/peterson-returns-court-murder-hire-trial-32268892

Drew Peterson's Murder-for-Hire Trial Again Delayed
CHESTER, Ill. — Jul 7, 2015, 4:58 PM ET

Drew Peterson's murder-for-hire trial has again been delayed as the former suburban Chicago police officer seeks to enlist an expert witness to review taped conversations with an unnamed prison informant.

Peterson was scheduled for trial next month in southern Illinois on charges that he solicited another prison inmate to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, who prosecuted the 2012 case in which the ex-Bolingbrook sergeant was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the 2004 bathtub drowning death of Kathleen Savio, his third wife.

On Tuesday, Randolph County Circuit Judge Richard Brown agreed to delay the trial until Nov. 13 to give both sides more time to prepare. State and local prosecutors didn't oppose the request by Peterson's court-appointed attorney.

"I don't believe anybody thinks this case is going to be ready for trial (in August)," said Jeremy Walker, the Randolph County state's attorney. The county is home to Menard Correctional Center, where Peterson is imprisoned.

The trial initially was scheduled for July, then got pushed to August. The move to November is the second time it's been delayed.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on August 27, 2015, 09:14:33 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-drew-peterson-murder-for-hire-judge-20150826-story.html

Drew Peterson defense argues wiretaps should be tossed
August 27, 2015

Several irregularities surrounding wiretaps in Drew Peterson's murder-for-hire case — including a key eavesdropping consent form listing the wrong defendant's name — could put the recordings in jeopardy, according to newly filed court documents from Peterson's attorney..

In a motion filed this week, Peterson's attorney alleged that prosecutors made mistakes in how they got the recordings and questioned why a Will County judge met with a jailhouse informant nearly three weeks before authorities asked him for permission to record conversations between the informant and Peterson. The filing also claims that the investigation was tainted by a conflict of interest because of the involvement of prosecutors who work for Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, the target of the alleged plot.
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Peterson's attorney, Lucas Liefer, declined to comment. A hearing will be held on the motion Tuesday.
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Peterson, 61, has a tentative trial date of Nov. 13. If convicted of the solicitation, he could face 60 years in prison in addition to his 38-year sentence for killing Savio.

The solicitation charges came nearly two years after Peterson railed against Glasgow moments before his sentencing. In that 40-minute rant, Peterson accused the longtime prosecutor of spearheading the "most extensive, expensive and obsessive investigation probably known in the United States."

Peterson is appealing his murder conviction.


Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on September 03, 2015, 11:00:43 PM
Two-page article

http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/article/20150901/NEWS/150909889/?Start=1

Peterson attorneys argue motions
Posted Sep. 1, 2015 at 6:08 PM

As the Nov. 16 Drew Peterson trial date slowly approaches, attorneys on both sides of the murder-for-hire case argued pretrial motions on Tuesday during a hearing at the Randolph County Courthouse.

Peterson, 61, is alleged to have attempted to orchestrate the killing of Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow from behind the walls of Menard Correctional Center in Chester.
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The court was closed to the public and the media for more than an hour as counsel for the defense and prosecution argued over “A people’s motion to admit relevant evidence of Peterson’s conduct and other acts evidence.”

Circuit Judge Richard A. Brown granted defense attorney Lucas Liefer’s request to close the court as the publication of the subject matter could affect potential jurors.

In open court, Brown heard arguments on several motions, including a defense motion to suppress evidence as it relates to eavesdropping.
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The parties will be back in court on Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. to discuss one, possibly two more motions yet to be filed by the defense. If needed, a date of Oct. 2 was set aside as well.


Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on September 30, 2015, 02:51:33 PM
http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/e0c1f4acf9cc46959660894d9229d494/IL--Drew-Peterson

Drew Peterson murder-for-hire trial delayed by 3 months as lawyer seeks more time
First Posted: September 29, 2015 - 4:44 pm
Last Updated: September 29, 2015 - 4:44 pm
 
CHESTER, Illinois — Drew Peterson's murder-for-hire trial in southern Illinois has been postponed until early next year.

The former suburban Chicago police officer is charged with soliciting an inmate to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, who prosecuted the 2012 case in which Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the bathtub drowning death of ex-wife Kathleen Savio.

A Randolph County judge on Tuesday granted a request for more time by Peterson's court-appointed attorney. A trial set to begin in November is now scheduled to start Feb. 29.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: Nut44x4 on October 01, 2015, 07:30:51 AM
 ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyRoll::


Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on January 19, 2016, 11:06:25 PM
http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/article/20160119/NEWS/160119290

Judge denies defense motion, Peterson trial date confirmed
Posted Jan. 19, 2016 at 2:42 PM

The defense counsel in Drew Peterson’s murder-for-hire case has used its last timeout.

Back in court Tuesday for a case management hearing ahead of the scheduled Feb. 29 trial, Randolph County Circuit Court Judge Richard A. Brown denied a motion by the defense to continue the case once again.

“I don’t think we need a lot of time, but I don’t think it is realistic to say we will be ready to go to trial in a month,” said defense attorney Lucas Liefer, who told Brown he and the State were still exchanging discovery.

Brown stated that a special jury selection session had been scheduled for February for the case and the court has a busy March session upcoming.

“If you have to move cases aside to get ready for this, then do so,” Brown advised Liefer.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on February 11, 2016, 12:18:05 AM
http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/article/20160208/NEWS/160209456

Peterson trial pushed back to May
Posted Feb. 8, 2016 at 3:30 PM

After seemingly shutting the door last month on any more continuances in the Drew Peterson case, Randolph County Circuit Judge Richard A. Brown granted another one on Monday.

The new dates are May 20 for jury selection and May 23 for proceedings to begin. The trial was previously scheduled to begin with jury selection on Feb. 26 and proceedings beginning the following Monday.

“Certainly, I can speak on behalf of the State of Illinois that this would be the last one,” said Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker, who is co-prosecuting Peterson’s murder-for-hire case with the Illinois Attorney General’s office.
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The next case management hearing for Peterson has been scheduled for Feb. 29 at 1 p.m. at Randolph County Courthouse.


Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on May 16, 2016, 08:35:59 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-drew-peterson-trial-jury-selection-met-20160515-story.html

Drew Peterson set to return to court for murder-for-hire trial
May 16, 2016, 6:36 PM

Nearly four years ago, Drew Peterson watched as potential jurors in a Joliet courtroom answered questions about their fitness to determine whether Peterson was guilty of killing his third wife.

Since then, Peterson has waged war on two fronts — the first to have his murder conviction tossed, and the second, authorities allege, to exact revenge on the prosecutor who led the effort to put him behind bars.

On Friday, jurors will again file into a courtroom, this time in the tiny Randolph County Courthouse in downstate Chester where Peterson is to stand trial on charges he attempted to find a hit man to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: Nut44x4 on May 20, 2016, 08:00:43 AM
DREW PETERSON IS BACK ON TRIAL FOR ALLEGEDLY SOLICITING A HITMAN TO KILL THE PROSECUTOR WHO TRIED HIM FOR MURDER
May 19, 2016 by Amelia McDonell-Parry

http://crimefeed.com/2016/05/drew-peterson-back-trial-allegedly-soliciting-hitman-kill-prosecutor-tried-murder/

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According to MSN, during his sentencing hearing for Savio’s murder in early-2013, Peterson used his opportunity to address the court to prattle on for 40 minutes about how the prosecution, and specifically Glasgow, had “conspired to railroad him.”

“Mr. Glasgow, all aspects of my life have been destroyed. Everything from my personal life to my professional life to my social life — all aspects have been destroyed,” said Peterson. “Never forget my face … never forget what you’ve done here,” he went on, demanding that Glasgow look him in the eyes.

Prosecutors now are prepared to argue that between September 2013 and December 2014, Peterson offered to pay a hitman to kill Glasgow, and with the help of an informant, they recorded him allegedly orchestrating the plan. Peterson’s attorneys have questioned the legality of those recordings, but were unsuccessful in getting them barred from being admitted as evidence.

The solicitation to murder trial isn’t the only legal battle Peterson is currently embroiled in. He’s in the middle of appealing his murder conviction with the Illinois Supreme Court, on the grounds that he was denied a fair trial because of court errors and poor representation by his defense counsel. His attorney appealing the murder conviction, Steven Greenberg, called both cases “a hot mess.”

Peterson is facing up to an additional 60 years in prison if he is convicted of solicitation to murder.


Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on May 23, 2016, 09:27:43 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-drew-peterson-trial-20160523-story.html

Drew Peterson admitted killing missing wife, wanted prosecutor dead, inmate testifies
May 23, 2016, 7:51 PM

Inmate Antonio Smith said he was playing basketball in the prison yard in October 2013 at Menard Correctional Center when Drew Peterson approached him for a favor.

"He said he needed me to have someone kill James Glasgow," Smith told jurors Monday at the Randolph County Courthouse.

The solicitation-for-murder case is the latest legal proceeding pitting Peterson against his nemesis, Glasgow, the Will County state's attorney who successfully prosecuted the former Bolingbrook police officer for the 2004 murder of Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Glasgow testified Monday that he took the alleged threat against his life seriously and it upset his family. But Smith, who worked with authorities to record some of his conversations with Peterson, was the star prosecution witness. During its opening statement, the defense dismissed the recordings as nonsensical and mere prison talk.
 
Smith told jurors how Peterson despised Glasgow and testified that Peterson admitted killing his missing wife, Stacy.

Nicknamed "Beast" because of his hulking size, Smith is serving 40 years for attempted murder, home invasion and robbery. The inmates struck up a friendship and often met in the same corner of the prison yard, where Peterson complained that Glasgow manipulated the court system to convict him, helped get his son fired from the Oak Brook Police Department and was trying to stop Peterson from collecting his police pension, Smith testified.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on May 24, 2016, 08:22:37 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-drew-peterson-trial-met-20160524-story.html

Drew Peterson duped into thinking prosecutor would be killed, inmate testifies
May 24, 2016, 6:24 PM |CHESTER, Ill.

As Drew Peterson watched from across the prison yard, fellow inmate Antonio Smith picked up a phone and pretended to call his uncle.

That fake call, Smith testified, led Peterson to believe the plan had been set in motion to kill prosecutor James Glasgow. The subsequent conversation between the inmates was recorded by Smith, with the help of authorities, and played Tuesday in Randolph County court.

"I told him what you said, that it's the green light on, that basically go ahead and kill him," Smith says on the Nov. 15, 2014, recording. "That's what you wanted, right? ... It ain't no turning back."

"OK, all right. I'm in," Peterson responds. "From the first time we talked about it, there was no turning back. … If I get some booze in here, we'll celebrate that night."
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on May 24, 2016, 08:33:52 PM
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/jailhouse-recordings-up-next-as-drew-peterson-trial-continues/

05/24/2016, 06:56am
Drew Peterson believed prosecutor would ‘never leave me alone’

CHESTER, Ill. — Drew Peterson believed James Glasgow would “never leave me alone.”

And if the former Bolingbrook cop succeeded in overturning his 2012 murder conviction for the death of his third wife, Peterson suspected the Will County state’s attorney would “charge me with Stacy” — a reference to the unsolved 2007 disappearance of Peterson’s fourth wife.

“Stacy’s still alive,” Peterson said in a secretly recorded jailhouse conversation. “Running around out there.”

The comments were recorded by jailhouse snitch Antonio Smith, a 25-year-old inmate known as “Beast” who wore a wire on Peterson in an attempt to prove Peterson plotted to have Glasgow murdered in downtown Joliet. Peterson allegedly believed his appeal would be successful if Glasgow wasn’t alive to interfere.
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The recorded comments from Peterson about his fourth wife contradict Smith’s testimony Monday that Peterson “admitted to me that he killed Stacy Peterson.” Smith even complained about it from the witness stand Tuesday, accusing Peterson of “changing his story to me.”

“It’s like playing with my intelligence,” Smith said.

Peterson’s attorney, Lucas Liefer, sought a mistrial Tuesday over media reports of Peterson’s alleged confession. Judge Richard A. Brown quickly denied his request.


Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on May 25, 2016, 10:15:23 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-drew-peterson-trial-day-3-met-20160525-story.html

Recordings: Photo staged by authorities raised Drew Peterson's suspicions
May 25, 2016, 8:00 PM |CHESTER, Ill.

Just days after Drew Peterson green-lighted the plan that prosecutors say was to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars, Peterson pivoted to suspicion when his co-conspirator sent him a photo of Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow.

The photo, which showed Glasgow standing with a colleague outside his Joliet office, set off alarms for the former Bolingbrook police officer, according to recorded conversations played in court Wednesday.

"I mean, are you kidding me? I'm telling you, the Spidey senses were going off," Peterson says to fellow inmate Antonio Smith, the man he thought was his co-conspirator. "It looks like it was staged — 'Here, you stand here.'"
 
Peterson's instincts, captured on a Nov. 29, 2014, secret recording made by Smith with the help of authorities were not wrong. Law enforcement officers had staged the photo, then provided it to fellow Menard Correctional Center inmate Smith to share with Peterson.
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In recordings played in court Wednesday, Peterson joked about how he knew authorities at the time of his murder trial were tapping his phone, and he used it to mislead them.

In a conversation from Nov. 16, 2014, Peterson talked about making authorities think Stacy Peterson was in Peoria.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on May 26, 2016, 09:18:47 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-drew-peterson-trial-day-4-met-20160526-story.html

Drew Peterson attorneys target inconsistencies in informant's testimony 
May 26, 2016, 2:13 PM |CHESTER, Ill.

Drew Peterson's defense team hammered at inconsistencies in letters and statements made by Antonio Smith, the jailhouse informant turned star witness in the former Bolingbrook police officer's trial on charges he tried to arrange a hit on Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow.

On Thursday in Randolph County court, attorney Lucas Liefer pointed to more than a half-dozen jailhouse letters that Smith, 25, wrote to a former cellmate about their plans to leverage his willingness to wear a wire on Peterson to obtain early releases from prison and thousands in cash from federal authorities.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on May 27, 2016, 10:55:12 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-drew-peterson-trial-week-one-met-20160527-story.html

Drew Peterson defense rests after inmates testify that informant is untruthful 
May 27, 2016, 2:22 PM |CHESTER, Ill.

The defense for Drew Peterson rested its case Friday after three inmates testified that the star witness in the murder-for-hire trial is an untruthful scam artist.

"He wasn't truthful," Jacob Bohannon said of Antonio "Beast" Smith, who wore a wire for authorities that allegedly captured Peterson's attempts to arrange a hit on his nemesis, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow.
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Peterson, who elected not to testify, is being tried on charges of solicitation of murder and solicitation of murder for hire. Closing arguments in the case are scheduled for Tuesday.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on May 31, 2016, 01:49:27 PM
 ::justice2nj2::

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/closing-arguments-begin-in-drew-peterson-murder-for-hire-trial/

Chicago News 05/31/2016, 10:26am
Drew Peterson guilty in murder-for-hire trial

CHESTER, Ill. — Former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson, already in prison for killing his third wife, was found guilty Tuesday of trying to hire a hit man to kill the prosecutor who had helped put him away.

As the verdict was read, Peterson sat and listened with his head resting on his left hand.

Peterson was found guilty on both counts — one with a mandatory sentence of at least 20 years, the other at least 15.

The jury had reached that verdict after deliberating less than an hour — so brief the judge was still at lunch when word came that they had reached a decision.

During closing arguments Tuesday morning, the prosecutor — pointing his finger like a dagger at Peterson — had told jurors to “find this man guilty.”

The former Bolingbrook cop was accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow while Peterson was locked up at Menard Correctional Center on the banks of the Mississippi River.

“A prosecutor deserves to go home at night and not worry about getting shot in the head because I did my job,” Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker told the jury at the end of closing arguments.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on May 31, 2016, 01:56:40 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-drew-peterson-trial-closings-met-20160531-story.html

Drew Peterson found guilty of trying to have prosecutor killed 
May 31, 2016, 1:20 PM

CHESTER, Ill. — Drew Peterson was found guilty Tuesday of trying to hire a hit man to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for murder.

The jury deliberated for about an hour before finding Peterson guilty of solicitation of murder for hire and solicitation of murder. The charges carry a prison sentence of up to 60 years.

Peterson sat hunched over, his head leaning on his left hand with his elbow on the defense table as the verdict was read by the judge. Peterson showed no visible reaction to the verdict. As Peterson left the courtroom, he glanced at Cassandra Cales — the sister of Peterson's missing wife, Stacy Peterson — and murmured something unintelligible.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on July 28, 2016, 06:55:57 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-drew-peterson-sentencing-met-0728-20160728-story.html

Drew Peterson will have chance to speak out in court again Friday 
July 28, 2016, 5:04 AM

Drew Peterson delivered a rambling, crying, 40-minute rant before his murder case sentencing in 2013. On Friday, he will have the chance to speak out in court again — if he chooses.

The 62-year-old former Bolingbrook police officer is expected to be sentenced Friday on his conviction in May for a plot to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for the murder of his third wife.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: grace-land on July 29, 2016, 10:24:25 PM
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-drew-peterson-sentencing-met-20160729-story.html

Drew Peterson gets 40 extra years for plot to kill prosecutor 
July 29, 2016, 6:51 PM  |CHESTER, Ill.

As Drew Peterson wrapped up his 25-minute speech in court Friday, he turned in his chair and spoke directly to the prosecutor he tried to have killed.

"And Jim Glasgow, there was never any intent to have you killed," he said in a matter-of-fact tone, as prosecutors objected.

"That's all right," the former Bolingbrook police sergeant said, leaning back into his chair. "I'm done."

Moments later, Randolph County Judge Richard Brown sentenced Peterson to 40 years in prison.
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Peterson, who faced 20 to 60 years, showed no reaction as Brown handed down the sentence. As he left the courtroom, Peterson said something quietly to Cassandra Cales, the sister of Peterson's missing fourth wife, Stacy.

Cales, who was seated in the gallery, responded to Peterson: "You killed Stacy."

Peterson started his plot to kill Glasgow soon after he began serving his sentence for the 2004 murder of Kathleen Savio.
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: klaasend on July 29, 2016, 10:39:22 PM
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Title: Re: Drew Peterson Accused of Plot to Murder Prosecutor
Post by: MuffyBee on August 02, 2016, 08:26:17 AM
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