Drew Peterson Trial: An Easy Case for the Prosecution?

Dan Abrams discusses the case against the man charged with murdering his third wife.
1:34 | 07/31/12

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YOU INTERVIEWED DREW PETERSON MANY TIMES, DAN. SOME THINGS HERE LOOK VERY BAD, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU KNOW THE WHOLE OF HIS ADULT LIFE. BUT YOU THIS STILL MIGHT NOT BE AN EASY CASE TO MAKE FOR THE PROSECUTION? THAT'S RIGHT. BASICALLY WHAT THEY HAVE, ARE ALLEGEDLY INCRIMINATING STATEMENTS THAT DREW PETERSON HAS MADE, AS RECOUNTED BY FAMILY, FRIENDS OF BOTH KATHLEEN SAVIO AND STACY PETERSON. THERE'S A THREE-YEAR LEGAL BATTLE WHETHER THE STATEMENTS WILL COME IN. THESE STATEMENTS SO IMPORTANT TO THE CASE, THAT PROSECUTORS I THINK RECOGNIZED, THEY WOULDN'T HAVE HAD ALMOST ANYTHING TO GO TO TRIAL WITH WITHOUT THESE STATEMENTS BECAUSE WHEN KATHLEEN SAVIO DIED, THEY DIDN'T TREAT IT LIKE A CRIME SCENE. SO, THEY DIDN'T TAKE THE SORT OF EVIDENCE THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE. THEY IMMEDIATELY ASSUMED IT WAS AN ACCIDENT. AND THAT'S ONE OF THE BIG PROBLEMS THE PROSECUTION HAS HERE. AND YOU MENTIONED STA ED STA PETERSON, HIS FOURTH WIFE, WHO HAS BEEN MISSING FOR YEARS NOW. NOT MENTIONS HER NAME. SHE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE PART OF THIS CASE. THIS IS THE TRIAL OF KATHLEEN SAVIO. HE HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED IN STACY PETERSON'S DISAPPEARANCE. THEY HAVE TO KEEP THE FOCUS ON KATHLEEN SAVIO. THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY IT WOULD BE SO HARD FOR DREW PETERSON TO TAKE THE WITNESS STAND IN THIS CASE. IF HE OPENS THE DOOR OR IF THE DEFENSE IN SOME WAY, SHAPE OR FORM, OPENS THE DOOR TO STACY PETERSON, THEN, THE PROSECUTORS WOULD BE ABLE TO INTRODUCE EVIDENCE. AND THAT WOULD BE AN EVEN BIGGER PROBLEM FOR THE DEFENSE TEAM. A LOT MORE TO GET INTO HERE WITH YOU. DAN ABRAMS.

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