Peterson Murder Trial: 8 in the Box

Peterson Murder Trial: 8 in the Box

There are 26 comments on the Patch.com story from Jul 24, 2012, titled Peterson Murder Trial: 8 in the Box. In it, Patch.com reports that:

A Will County Judge Edward Burmila held a marathon jury selection session Monday and empaneled eight jurors for the Drew Peterson murder trial.

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Appalled

Joliet, IL

#1 Jul 24, 2012
I would have been pleased to serve on this jury.
Appalled

Joliet, IL

#2 Sep 6, 2012
I guess they managed without me!
RomneyRyan2012

New Lenox, IL

#3 Sep 7, 2012
Haha!
Retards

United States

#4 Sep 7, 2012
Appalled wrote:
I would have been pleased to serve on this jury.
you would have drove them nuts.........LOL
no big O

Bolingbrook, IL

#5 Sep 7, 2012
don't worry you still have your chance to be on the jury.

With as many motions for mistrials as there were at least one will be held up on appeal. Then we start this whole ordeal over ....again
Appalled

Joliet, IL

#6 Sep 7, 2012
Retards wrote:
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you would have drove them nuts.........LOL
Not really. Deliberations would have been cut to one hour. Fifteen minutes for a "unanimous" guilty vote and forty-five minutes to decide what color shirts we will wear to the sentencing. Done.
BUT WAIT

Chicago, IL

#7 Sep 7, 2012
Agree he should be hung. BUT BUT BUT convicted on hear say. The Drue law. That just opens up a whole new world for lawers. Now we can be found guilty from hear say. What a loss of our rights. That is really bad news for us.
Appalled

Joliet, IL

#8 Sep 7, 2012
BUT WAIT wrote:
Agree he should be hung. BUT BUT BUT convicted on hear say. The Drue law. That just opens up a whole new world for lawers. Now we can be found guilty from hear say. What a loss of our rights. That is really bad news for us.
The Hearsay Law does not completely open the door on all hearsay. As I understand it, it rarely applies and only allows people who the courts believe were killed to keep them quiet, to have a voice.

In America you are suppose to be able to confront your accusers but you cannot do that if you kill them. The Apellate Courts have scrubbed this testimony pretty clean. I don't think it is gonna be that easy to overturn.

And for crying out loud, will you just pick a name and stick with it. You are not as clever as you think.
RomneyRyan2012

New Lenox, IL

#9 Sep 7, 2012
I wish Stacy Anthony would have had this jury!
no big O

Bolingbrook, IL

#10 Sep 7, 2012
Appalled wrote:
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The Hearsay Law does not completely open the door on all hearsay. As I understand it, it rarely applies and only allows people who the courts believe were killed to keep them quiet, to have a voice.
In America you are suppose to be able to confront your accusers but you cannot do that if you kill them. The Apellate Courts have scrubbed this testimony pretty clean. I don't think it is gonna be that easy to overturn.
And for crying out loud, will you just pick a name and stick with it. You are not as clever as you think.
The Apellate Courts have scrubbed this testimony pretty clean. I don't think it is gonna be that easy to overturn.

I wish I could be as certain. How many times did the defense ask for a mistrial.. and not for frivilous reasons?.... How many times did the D.A.'s office blatently disobey the Judges instructions on what could be entered into evidence?..... Yes the jury was told they could not take that into consideration when the time came... still cant unring a bell.

Imho... Drew will get another shot at this.
Appalled

Joliet, IL

#11 Sep 7, 2012
no big O wrote:
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The Apellate Courts have scrubbed this testimony pretty clean. I don't think it is gonna be that easy to overturn.
I wish I could be as certain. How many times did the defense ask for a mistrial.. and not for frivilous reasons?.... How many times did the D.A.'s office blatently disobey the Judges instructions on what could be entered into evidence?..... Yes the jury was told they could not take that into consideration when the time came... still cant unring a bell.
Imho... Drew will get another shot at this.
Maybe. Let's hope they find Stacey's body by then so they can try him with stronger evidence and throw away the key.
Billy

Beecher, IL

#13 Sep 8, 2012
They didn't even Roy on the so-called "Drew's law." The state relied on hearsay rules that already existed.

I'd say the chance of reversal on appeal is less than 5%.
no big O

Bolingbrook, IL

#14 Sep 8, 2012
Billy wrote:
They didn't even Roy on the so-called "Drew's law." The state relied on hearsay rules that already existed.
I'd say the chance of reversal on appeal is less than 5%.
With all the motions for mistrial, all the ignoring of Judges instructions on the D.A.'s part... more like 60 40 infavor of reversal
Unincorporated

Frankfort, IL

#15 Sep 8, 2012
I think it's more like 4.6%.
Billy

Beecher, IL

#16 Sep 9, 2012
I meant the state didn't RELY on "Drew's Law."
Anonymous

La Habra, CA

#17 Sep 9, 2012
Billy wrote:
I meant the state didn't RELY on "Drew's Law."
You must be smoking dope, Billy. They never would have charged him without it.
Lawyer Tom

Beecher, IL

#18 Sep 10, 2012
Get informed, anon. It wasn't used. Drew's law actually makes the use of hearsay more restrictive than it was before.
Anonymous

La Habra, CA

#19 Sep 10, 2012
Lawyer Tom wrote:
Get informed, anon. It wasn't used. Drew's law actually makes the use of hearsay more restrictive than it was before.
Please feel free to post a link that supports your theory.

You should advise all media outlets that are reporting something to the contrary.

Also, please explain why it is called "Drew's Law", if it wasn't used against him.
no big O

Bolingbrook, IL

#20 Sep 10, 2012
Lawyer Tom wrote:
Get informed, anon. It wasn't used. Drew's law actually makes the use of hearsay more restrictive than it was before.
L.T.
Assuming you are a lawyer as your name implies...
With all the motions for mistrials for non frivolous reasons and all the times the D.A. was warned about ignoring Judges orders, what is your take on chances of appeal being upheld.
Lawyer Tom

Beecher, IL

#21 Sep 12, 2012
Low. Very, very low.

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