Drew Peterson Sells His Motorcycle on Ebay

By Brennan McCord

May 13, 2010 3:22pm

ABC News' Brennan McCord reports:

If you’re in the market for a new motorcycle, murder suspect Drew Peterson may have what you are looking for.

Peterson is selling his 2007 Harley Davidson Softail on ebay with the starting bid at $50,000.   

The ad reads:  "This is the actual bike owned by Drew Peterson and is now being sold in 'as is' condition.   This motorcycle is 100% authentic and is being stored in the Chicago area.  Serious inquiries only."

Peterson was charged in 2009 with the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.  Police have also named him an “official suspect” in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.  He is jailed on a $20 million bail.

Peterson has entered a not guilty plea and has denied any involvement in Savio's death or Stacy Peterson's disappearance.

“This is the world of ‘murderabilia.,’” Andy Kahn, a Houston Crime Advocate told ABC News. 

“Lately this is a trend.  Distasteful as it may seem, it is not illegal.  Like it or not, Drew Peterson is innocent until proven guilty, so his motorcycle is fair game.  The key word is 'suspect.'  Notoriety for profit and Son of Sam laws don't kick in unless he convicted," said Kahn.

A 2007 Harley Davidson Softail is valued between $11,000 and $18,000 according to The Kelly Blue Book. 
“The fact that Peterson is selling the bike for $50,000 and that he tries to profit from this just reaffirms his true narcissistic psyche,” said Kahn.  “I’d be shocked if someone bought it at that price,” he continued.

It's almost the exact amount that attorneys for Peterson cost according to a court filing last week, that is needed for his June trial. However his trial attorney, Joel Brodsky, said legal expenses weren't the main factor in putting the 2007 Softail up for sale.

The auction listing, which was updated May 11, is scheduled to run until May 13.

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