After they delivered a Guilty verdict in the Drew Peterson murder trial, some of the jurors have spoken publicly about the trial, the deliberation process and the verdict.
Hearsay, which was the majority of the prosecution’s case, was the key factor in determining Peterson’s guilt. Some of the jurors didn’t necessarily agree with the law that allowed hearsay into the court room but it was their job to decipher the testimony and the evidence, not the laws. Ron Supalo, one of the jurors on the case, ”I needed time to think it through, we weren’t the U.S. Supreme Court, right or wrong, this was the hearsay law, and we had to use it in this case.”
Another juror has said that it was hearsay comments that Stacy Peterson, Drew Peterson’s fourth wife, had made before her disappearance that pushed them into a conviction.
Peterson’s bizarre behaviour in front of news cameras in the years leading up to his trial, and cocky attitude had no impact on their decision to convict.
Now because of the conviction in the murder of Kathleen Savio, the case into Stacy Peterson’s disappearance will likely be re-opened and Drew Peterson will remain the primary suspect.
Peterson will be sentenced on November 26th and faces up to 60 years in prison and with the chances slim that he will ever get out of prison, it will be interesting to see what information, if any, that he will give up about his fourth wife Stacy.