CNN is discussing this right now, and it just sounds odd:
Drew Peterson, the former police sergeant who authorities call the prime suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, has been indicted on murder charges related to his third wife, Kathleen Savio, the Illinois state attorney’s office said.***
After Stacy Peterson went missing in October 2007, media frenzy and police scrutiny on Peterson revealed Savio had died mysteriously a few years earlier during a nasty divorce.
Savio died just before the division of the marital assets was finalized, making Drew Peterson the sole beneficiary.
Savio was found in the dry bathtub of her home. At the time, the death was ruled an accidental drowning. But her family continued to insist that Savio died as a result of foul play.
The investigation into Stacy Peterson’s disappearance brought renewed interest in Savio’s death.
Authorities exhumed Savio’s body, further tests were conducted, and her death has now been ruled a “homicide staged to look like an accident.”
Brodsky told King he believes the case has always been about circumstantial evidence and that he will bring a pathologist to trial who will say Savio died from an accidental drowning.
“I think the jury’s going to see that, in fact, this always has been an accidental death and still is an accidental death,” Brodsky told King.
A couple of things. First, I remember a bit of the coverage of Drew Peterson from a couple of years ago, and he is a first class jackass, and it would not surprise me one bit if he is responsible for one or more of the deaths of his former wives. Second, I’m not sure what the odds are on having several of your wives disappear/die mysteriously, but I would be they are in the Powerball range. Third, I’m aware we that people are convicted all the time on circumstantial evidence.
Having said all that, am I the only one who finds it odd that investigators can’t find the evidence they want, so they just went back and had a “do-over” on the autopsy until they had the results they wanted? Does that happen a lot? Am I wrong to thing Drew Peterson is a scumbag, but still be uncomfortable with this?
Sorry to go all missing white woman cable news on this, but I just found that detail about this story to be odd.