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2014

“Karma’s catching up with him

Drew Peterson found guilty of trying to have prosecutor killed

Drew Peterson slouched in his chair at the defense table canada goose outlet toronto factory and rested his head on his left hand https://www.ecanadagoose.co.uk, his face dispassionate and devoid of emotion as the judge read aloud the canada goose black friday sale jury’s verdict that found Peterson guilty of trying to hire a hit man to kill the prosecutor who put official canada goose outlet him in prison for murder.

canada goose outlet us Clad in baggy black trousers and a yellowed prison issue white shirt at least one size too large, the former Bolingbrook police officer’s muted reaction was the opposite of the persona he displayed nearly a decade ago when he garnered international headlines with his oafish behavior after the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. canada goose outlet us

“You know, this just put another nail in his coffin and now, obviously, I hope he sees that he’s never getting out of jail,” Cales said outside the courthouse in downstate Randolph canada goose outlet new york city County. “Karma’s catching up with him. He’s, you know, gonna stay in prison forever.”

Cales would not reveal what Peterson said to her as he canada goose outlet left the courtroom, but said she still holds hope that the mystery of her sister’s disappearance one day will be solved.

buy canada goose uk Peterson, 62, faces up to 60 years in prison when he is sentenced in July. The sentence would start after Peterson’s 38 year prison term for the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. buy canada goose uk

The heart of the state’s case which was co prosecuted by the Illinois attorney general’s office and Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker was hours of secretly recorded conversations between Peterson and Antonio “Beast” Smith, the fellow Menard Correctional Center inmate Peterson tapped to canada goose outlet sale find someone to kill Glasgow.

canada goose outlet in canada The recordings, made over two weeks in November 2014, captured Peterson’s statements that he believed Glasgow abused the law to prosecute him and was unethically manipulating the legal system to obstruct his appeal. He told Smith that with Glasgow dead, his appeal would be nearly guaranteed to succeed and the prosecutor’s assistants wouldn’t have the guts to charge him with Stacy’s disappearance. canada goose outlet in canada

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“OK, alright. I’m in,” Peterson canada goose outlet black friday responded. “From the first time we talked about it, there was no turning back.. If I get some booze in here, we’ll celebrate that night.”

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canada goose outlet store calgary That exchange left no doubt about Peterson’s intentions, Assistant Attorney General Steve Nate told the jury Tuesday during his closing argument. canada goose outlet store calgary

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canada goose coats uk But Peterson’s defense attorney Lucas Liefer said canada goose outlet online uk the recordings were nonsensical prison talk and pointed out that Peterson never directly said canada goose outlet store uk on the recordings that he wanted Glasgow killed. He also said Smith, serving time for attempted murder, was unreliable and a liar. canada goose coats uk

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canada goose jacket outlet toronto Stacy Peterson’s disappearance in 2007 prompted Glasgow to canada goose outlet uk reopen a probe into Savio’s death, which was originally ruled an accident after she was found dead in her bathtub. No one has ever been charged in Stacy Peterson’s disappearance. canada goose jacket outlet toronto

canada goose jacket outlet uk On the recordings, Peterson told Smith he believed his wife was still alive which Liefer tried to use to show the jurors that Smith was lying canada goose jacket outlet when he testified last week that Peterson told him he had killed her. canada goose jacket outlet uk

Liefer said the state’s case hinged on the word of a man who was later paid about $3,000 by the FBI “a lying snitch, who is so unreliable that it’s embarrassing the state paid him money.”

He argued prosecutors, eager to get a second crack at Peterson, were willing to work with Smith, who had been transferred from Menard to another facility in Pontiac where he made enemies for informing on correctional officers.

“It had nothing to do with doing the right thing,” Liefer argued. “He (Smith) had to get out of Pontiac Cheap canada goose jackets , and he didn’t know what else to do. He was a rat caught in a trap, and he had to get out.”

Smith testified the payments were made to replace property he lost when he was transferred to federal custody after wearing the wire on Peterson.

canada goose outlet 80 off Walker said Smith who is serving the remainder of a 40 year sentence for crimes including attempted murder has a challenging future in the prison system. canada goose outlet 80 off

“You think he’s ever going to sleep with both eyes closed again? There’s no way,” Walker argued. “Because he crossed the biggest line there is: He wore a wire goose outlet canada on a fellow inmate in a maximum security prison.”

For his part, Glasgow said he hoped Peterson’s conviction would give pause to any other inmate who might want to seek revenge on a prosecutor.

canada goose jacket outlet “I think (Walker’s) last statement. said it all,” Glasgow said outside the courthouse. “A prosecutor has a right to go home and sleep soundly and not worry about getting a bullet in his head after he’s done his job.” canada goose jacket outlet

And Glasgow vowed that he would prosecute Peterson in connection with Stacy’s disappearance if the evidence warrants.

canada goose outlet black friday “If we get to the point where we think we can prove that beyond a reasonable doubt, I won’t hesitate to move forward,” he said. “I have always had the philosophy (that) if I have a provable murder case against a defendant, I’m bringing it no matter what.” canada goose outlet black friday.

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