Police Officer Involved Domestic Violence.
Lighting a candle of remembrance for those who've lost their lives to domestic violence behind the blue wall, for strength and wisdom to those still there, and a non-ending prayer for those who thought they had escaped but can't stop being afraid.
Friday, November 23, 2007
[IL] Sgt. Peterson says he's a very misunderstood man
...Peterson denies allegations that he threatened to kill three of his four wives...
[Excerpts] Drew Peterson says he's a very misunderstood man. Since the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, Oct. 28, all eyes have been on the 53-year-old police sergeant. He's been named a suspect in her disappearance, and the drowning death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, is being called a homicide by a forensic pathologist. Now, he says, he wants to tell his side of the story and send a message to Stacy... Peterson admits that if he was an outsider hearing about the case, "I'd look at me as a bad guy." But, he told ABC News' Barbara Pinto, he's not the bad guy. "Basically, I'm a good person. I do good things." Peterson says the fact that he has not joined the massive search for his 23-year-old wife is nothing sinister. "Why would I go search for someone who I don't believe is there? Why would I go beat the weeds in the cold? It's a waste of time"... Peterson denies allegations that he threatened to kill three of his four wives. Peterson's second wife, Vicky Connolly, told the Chicago Tribune that during their marriage, Peterson told her he could kill her and make it look like an accident. "The ex-wives saying such a thing, they're getting even I would say," he said. "For me divorcing them or cheating on them or whatever"... Peterson says he and his four children have been prisoners in their own home for weeks. He said he told them "that their mom's on vacation and they understand. They're OK with that." Peterson said he just wants the media circus to end. But a few hours after he spoke to Pinto, he was on his porch being photographed for People magazine.