New testimony in Peterson murder trial
Legal panel weighs in on case
- Duration 3:54
- Date Aug 10, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on case
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-- disturbing information coming out did you Peterson trial a witness testifying that Kathleen soggy -- told her.
That Peterson once broken -- home and grabbed her by the throat and said.
-- -- -- -- A month earlier apparently -- you told the same friend -- Peterson city could quote kill her.
And make her disappear now happens a year before -- -- his body was found in dry bathtub that are home.
-- gash at them back -- -- but it was ruled an accidental.
Stats Rebecca rose woodland -- a trial attorney -- Lyon in the criminal defense attorney Rebecca he stayed this case is open and shot I think so I.
Mean I can't imagine how any jury.
Would hear this information.
And not find this man outright guilty he even has his son's coming into the courtroom to support him.
Any juror knowing what we know about this man over the course of the last -- One wife dead another wife missing come on this man is -- socio path and a serial killer.
And I am so happy that the judge allowed this hearsay evidence into evidence.
John and you represented -- in your -- is yet the same.
I of course I had the opinion that it should not be allowed I think apart -- act -- prejudicial always prejudicial this is a controversial law.
Here in the state of California and obviously Peterson's gonna have a really tough time.
You know blocking this out or on ringing the bell -- -- -- Jerry.
What's your Soledad yeah he -- you -- -- it's hearsay evidence in the judge is allowing it and -- by a big he's ruling each time is Rebecca pointed out.
Peterson has his son's coming into the courtroom sitting with him in the you know in front -- talking him.
I'm sure there's -- strategy behind that as well so as a defense you're seeing this goes on what's your strategy when it.
It's simple John you put on people that are gonna say good things about your client good character evidence maybe perhaps the sons and sons are supporting.
-- Peterson so perhaps they could be witnesses in the case if they're not excluded from the -- already.
I mean who better to -- the testified that the decedent from our kids and if these kids take the stand and say my dad would never do something like that those are points for the defense.
Using Rebecca what do you think about backing this sends provides a powerful testimony that that could outweigh senator hearsay -- a girlfriend saying I think -- never went to school she mentioned this to me.
-- how powerful -- a test you know from the parable of the that the testimony is incredibly powerful by her friends because apparently your friends broke down on the stand hysterically crying they had to take a recess.
So you know hearing this sort of testimony when a jury -- women say -- that.
Mark my friend told me he came and he strangled and her and showed -- deet tails she showed her friend look at my neck look at what happened.
We also have evidence that the pathology report is we just had up on the screen with the graphics.
It is inconsistent with falling in a bathtub.
I mean there is so much evidence against this man and his son sitting in the front of the courtroom I sincerely hope do not affect or sway the -- to make them feel bad.
For someone who I just do not think has a decent defense here I think that the prosecution is so strong.
There will be no way the defense can overcome what is it did.
-- giant that he's just a good guy that he would never ever ever do this or is the defense that -- -- solid alibi.
And there's absolutely no evidence tying him to the crime scene.
The defense -- -- is the burden of proof.
-- -- prosecutor show beyond a reasonable doubt that Drew Peterson committed these acts that's all it doesn't matter where whether -- suspicious of them.
Whether we don't like them whether we may have done it.
They do it maybe he did it the threshold is the highest level of certainty required under -- law and that's what the defense needs to show.
They cannot and will meet that burden and therefore he needs to be found not guilty sentencing policy out -- did not each week there's a new story sending -- that comes and we appreciate your expertise China Rebecca.
Thank you so much -- you thank you.