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Sunday, May 17, 2009
[IL] Drew Peterson's mouth
DREW PETERSON'S MOUTH COULD COMPOUND HIS TROUBLES
By DON BABWIN - Associated Press Writer
May 16, 2009
[EXCERPTS] Drew Peterson may not take the stand if he goes to trial for killing his third wife, but his words could still play a big role as prosecutors try to put him away. The former police officer, set to be arraigned Monday on first-degree murder charges in the 2004 drowning death of ex-wife Kathleen Savio, has never shied from the media that has followed his every move since his fourth wife Stacy vanished in 2007 and he became a suspect in Savio's killing. In fact, he's seemed to relish the spotlight... And that, attorneys say, could be one of Peterson's biggest problems. "If one wife goes missing [Stacy Peterson[ and another wife is dead, those aren't usually the subject of jokes," said Roy Black, a defense attorney whose clients have included Rush Limbaugh and William Kennedy Smith. "People are going to think this is a very bizarre person, who's more likely to have committed murder than someone who is in mourning." Peterson is accused of drowning Savio, who was found dead in a dry bathtub in 2004 with a gash on the back of her head. Her death originally was ruled an accident, but after Stacy Peterson went missing, Savio's body was exhumed and authorities ruled it a homicide staged to look like an accident... Peterson's attorney said joking around is how Peterson deals with stress. "In a tight, uncomfortable situation, you're gonna get humor and wisecracks," said attorney Joel Brodsky, who is expected to ask a judge Monday to reduce Peterson's bond, which is now $20 million. Peterson said he wouldn't behave any other way. "Would it be better if I hid my head down and tried to hide my face and hunched and had tears in my eyes?... I mean, no, that's just not me"... [Full article here]
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