Witness claims Peterson tried to hire hitman to kill wife
Legal panel weighs in on testimony
- Duration 4:19
- Date Aug 22, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on testimony
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Welcome back everybody well explosive testimony at the Drew Peterson murder trial as a former colleague testifies that Peterson offered him.
Dollars to hire someone to kill his third wife Kathleen -- you know.
The witness telling jurors request was made just months -- -- have you -- was found dead in her bathtub back in 2004.
The defense accused of witness making up the whole story to get his fifteen minutes of fame.
Joining us now with some thoughts on all this Joey Jackson a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney and a defense attorney -- -- -- welcome great to have you here today thank you among the morning.
Well I'll tell -- there they are prosecutors are handle legal victory from the judge.
The fact that he allowed this testimony to go on in this trial about.
The alleged allegations that Peterson wanted to hire a hit man to kill his wife -- Damning evidence -- -- for the following reasons in any case you don't view any evidence in isolation or in a vacuum you view -- gets that back.
At trop and context of the hole and what does -- show which shows motivation it shows intent.
By the defendant mr.
Peterson to want her dead.
So what you do with that too much you put that against the backdrop of blooms testimony remember he was that Doctor Who did the what's happening said this was murder and then you look at yesterday's testimony by doctor cases the pathologist and she's a professor and she's the chief medical examiner of Missouri who -- a couple of very compelling things.
Why did you don't get a -- like that in a bathtub to what you do what does it render you unconscious through reed event the B I guess that she got was going to kill a totally horizontal.
Yes the -- Come -- you know that god the prosecution stretching in this case there are -- there.
The defense is gonna put out colleges up -- to say the exact opposite thing of the -- -- what the path colleges set for the prosecution.
You know you don't have this many sidebars you don't have this many.
-- trial and left the prosecution is stretching it every point.
Didn't fit to try to get this this -- until we get circumstantial case you know it's.
I I guess they're gonna have problem I understand your point that but I don't think this sidebar as a result of that whatever this testimony that is damning testimony this -- be an objection and -- has to be a proper ruling out the result of that you have of a sidebar in order to determine whether it is admissible evidence what inadmissible but you have.
It was nasty doing well it wouldn't techies think that the testimony from the big pathologist is gonna have.
Intelligence said that that he doubted that.
Did -- she died from.
Well I did she also is also said that that.
It probably could have been knocked out from simply following in the back well number one people get knocked out from falling in -- all the time.
Number two different people it takes different amounts of pressure to -- different people out.
Insult I don't know how the top colleges can say that the person could have been knocked out.
By the fall there's going to be other alcoholic just defeated those same injuries could have been caused.
By -- on the -- also.
These these -- all of this third look at it a body that's years old.
There's all kinds of problem however with the expert however you explain and I guess the wind but you also have to explain the bruising and if you look at the bruising whether it what is the -- out is that now there's no question I will concede -- will -- -- -- the experts here -- -- what does that -- -- -- the -- experts -- say one -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But the prosecution has already indicated that those rules things that all of our body are inconsistent when a simple fall they would be more -- -- winning car accident how old are they get -- -- the abuses the bruises -- -- -- where they hold.
The Bruins there's only two days old with a three -- so if they happened that day that that happened the day that that that she died -- -- Afghan war they count more -- at the council.
Look at -- -- absolutely be questions this to the age of the bruising however -- Pathologist who has worked their way can common and testifies the state pathologist has that these -- as well -- and furthermore they were consistent with a car.
Accident what does that suggest that suggest a beating.
A beating suggest a murder a murder suggests.
Wow maybe not guided.
The car had gotten some really interesting -- for some charges in his case tell me it's always something that we're gonna be sifting through and obviously there's never a dull moments apart.
As this trial moves on we thank you both for joining us today I do my thing and yet -- Zuma.