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Drew's Law.... What now?

I do not claim to know a lot about this case.  I realize it has been in the media for several years and I know the crust of the crimes accused.  I can tell you that Drew Peterson was a police officer, that he was suspected (although several years later) of the death of his second wife and the disappearance of his third.

I am going to do this blog differently than the other ones. I am not going to give the details of the accused crime or the background of the accused.  I am not even planning to debate the guilt or innocence of Drew Peterson.  My concern with this case has to do with the legalities of how the trial was conducted and the evidence presented. I welcome anyone who has a different view or can maybe give details that I have not learned or been privy to, to comment and enlighten me or express their opinion.  

Prior to this case going to trial, the state of Illinois passed a law called "Drew's law" specifically for this case.  Drew's law basically allowed the vi…

Charles Manson and his "Family"

On the morning of August 9, 1969 a maid entered the home of her employer in California and noticed that a few things did not seem right and even more things did not feel right.  Upon a short look around she saw the bodies of two people laying on the back lawn and ran away from the residence screaming to a neighbor home.  

When police arrived at 10050 Cielo Drive, Los Angeles California they found five bodies, one in a vehicle, two in the back yard and two in the home.  The home was being rented by the director, Roman Polanski.  Polanski was in another country directing a movie but his wife, actress Sharon Tate, who was eight months pregnant was at home.  Also at the home were Abigail Folger, her boyfriend, Voytek Frykowski, stylist Jay Sebring and a young man who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, Steven Parent.  Some of the victims had been shot; some had been stabbed and there even appeared that there had been attempt to hang at least two of the victims.  The follow…