The trial for Drew Peterson has been set for June 14, 2010. My less then favorite dickless wonder will finally stand trial for the murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio. In my opinion, the trial will be a tough road for prosecutors. Many mistakes were made from the beginning with the Bolingbrook police department while she was alive. Kathleen Savio fought an uphill battle for help as a victim of abuse. Under the old Will County administration domestic violence was treated with blatant disregard. Victims similar to Kathleen were literally kicked out of the courthouse and onto the streets.
State’s Attorney James Glasgow has been picking up the mess of mishandled cases left by the previous administration under the reign of former Will County State’s attorney Tomzak since he took office.
lf there was ever a blatant disregard for the life and safety of an abuse victim, it was Kathleen Savio. When her body was discovered in an empty bathtub on March 1, 2004, it marked failure by a legal system sworn to uphold justice and victory for an abuser whom 3 ½ years later in my opinion, would kill again.
When the trial begins in June the courthouse steps will be lined with camera crews and reporters covering the case. The local and cable news stations will be providing viewers with a blow by blow account of every remark, snicker, sneeze and free give-a-ways from chicken wings to personalized pens to those who get the correct camera angle of the shiny and just manicured legal defense attorney representing his client.
Now a Prosecuting States Attorney will attempt to seek justice for a victim of police involved domestic violence who lost her life back in 2004, in the very system that ultimately caused her death.