After sitting in jail for three years, Drew Peterson's case is finally moving forward. Jury selection began July 23 for the alleged murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. But Peterson's lawyer, Joel Brodsky, doesn't even think his case will get that far. He believes the judge will throw out the case soon because there is just not enough evidence.
"We have always said, and this has never changed: They simply don't have any evidence. They have conjecture, rumor, speculation, hearsay, but they don't have any evidence. Even a predispositioned jury is going to want to hear evidence, and they don't have any," Brodsky said.
Police started looking into the death of Savio after his wife, Stacy, mysteriously disappeared. They even exhumed her body in 2007, four years after she died of drowning in her bathtub.
Although Peterson did look very guilty of killing his ex-wife after Stacy disappeared, there was still not any physical evidence. There was just hearsay and speculation. But it was still enough to charge Peterson with the murder of his ex-wife. It's quite possible that the judge will throw out the case due to lack of evidence.
This is not to say that Peterson didn't kill his ex-wife. There's a very good chance that he did. But because there isn't enough evidence, he might just get off scott free. If the judge allowed the jury to decide Peterson's fate, they might say he's innocent if they haven't been paying too much attention to the media fame surrounding his case, or worse yet, watching "Drew Peterson: Untouchable."
Do you think Peterson's case will get thrown out? Or do you think the judge will let the jury decide his fate? If the jury gets to decide Peterson's destiny, do you think they will be influenced by the movie made about him?
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