Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stacy Peterson is Missing: Drew Peterson Owes the Nation Answers and an Apology

My favorite "Legal Marshmallow Roaster" from the Drew Peterson defense team is out in public making snow balls again, something that his client cannot do at the moment because he is locked-up in a Will County jail awaiting trial for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. The mother of his two boys was found, mysteriously, in a dry bathtub at the couple's former marital residence on March 1, 2004.

Today, December 14, from the desk of "I need attention central", a press release was issued by Peterson's attorney; the headline reads, (drum roll please):

"Drew Peterson demands apology from Illinois State Police."

Drew Peterson and his defense attorney are demanding that the Illinois State Police make a formal apology to Peterson because they think Stacy Peterson is alive. For the record, Stacy was reported missing by her sister, and not her husband.

The legal team is calling attention to, and citing, a recent case where Judith Bello, a wife and mother, was reported missing under suspicious circumstances 18 years ago. She recently called authorities to inform them she is alive. Just last week in another cold case where a husband was charged, 8 years later, the family begged law enforcement officials for help, and is similar to the murder of Kathleen Savio for which Drew Peterson will stand trial. 

While we are on the topic of apologies, Kathleen Savio's family deserves one from the State Police, State's Attorney and Corner's office (those on staff in 2004) and the entire Bolingbrook Police Department. Kathleen tried desperately to make them aware of her abusive situation and made several reports which were not followed up on properly.

Below are a few recent tragedies where husbands claimed their wives left on their own and don't wish to be located, or it was ruled an accident.

Husband Arrested in Cold Case Death
A man is arrested for his wife's death more than 8 years after it happened. The Goliad County Sheriff's Office tells us Delbert Mills is in jail tonight on a $5 million bond. Mills' wife, Patricia, died in 2003 after their home caught fire. Her case was re-opened last year by the Goliad County Sheriff after the victim's sister urged him to look into Patricia's death. Wednesday, December 7 2011,

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - Formal charges are filed against the husband of a woman who has been missing for 12 years. Jeff Grannon has been charged with first degree murder. February 28, 2011

2003 Cold Case: HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn.- A man accused of hiring a hitman to kill his wife nearly a decade ago was indicted by a grand jury on first degree murder charges Tuesday.Officials in Sumner County said that new evidence against Tyrone Tackett led a jury to believe that Tackett's wife Salena Tackett was deceased although her body has never been found. December 13, 2011

The legal defense team and the accused murderer continue to make a headline grabbing game at the expense of two women who were victims of violence, and, in my opinion, likely lost their lives as a result of officer involved intimate partner violence; this is pathetic. There is no physical evidence supporting the fact that Stacy Peterson is alive. 

Peterson's pattern of conduct in Stacy's case, is important, even months and years prior to when she was reported missing. Also important are the alleged calls placed by Stacy Peterson to the Bolingbrook police department that were dismissed, likely because Peterson was in charge of the hen house at the time.

On November 30, 2011, the Illinois Supreme Court ordered a lower court to reconsider whether 8 out of 14 hearsay statements should be allowed when Peterson finally stands trial for Kathleen's murder. Some statements regarding the murder of Kathleen Savio were made by Stacy Peterson to others shortly before she was, in my opinion, murdered. 

Now, when will Stacy's remains be recovered from where the clever like a fox serial offender hid her is the million dollar question. Four children without their loving mother(s) is a tragic fact!

I do realize by posting this that I am fueling the matter. But, in this case, it is important when you have a sworn officer of the court using the tragedies of one mother who was murdered, and another missing and waiting to be found, to drum up new business.

It is Drew Peterson who owes the world an apology!

Tip-line: Illinois State Police



Susan Murphy Milano is a staff member of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education as a educator and specialist with intimate partner violence prevention strategies, directing prevention for high risk situations and cases.

She is a national trainer to law enforcement, training officers, prosecutors, judges, legislators, social service providers, healthcare professionals, victim advocates and the faith based community and author.. In partnership with Management Resources Ltd. of New York addressing prevention and solutions within the community to the workplace. Host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show,"Time'sUp!" . She is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated "The Roth Show" with Dr Laurie Roth and a co-host on Crime Wire. Online contributions: Forbes : Crime, She Writesproviding commentary about the hottest topics on crime, justice, and law from a woman’s perspective, as well as Time's Up! a blog which searches for solutions (SOS) for victims of crime


Donna R. Gore said...

Oh Please!!! Drew Peterson should have "Refuse Company" after his name the way he treats women!
Apologies belong to those who are missing and presumed dead only... not for egomaniacs....

Donna- "Ladyjustice"

Anonymous said...

My name is Jessica Burdette and I'm commenting on the husband arrested on cold case death in Goliad, Tx. His murder trial began on 1-14-13 and ended on 1-17-13 with a verdict of guilty on capital murder & was sentenced to life in prison. My aunt can finally rest in peace.

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