Sunday, July 29, 2012

Drew Peterson: Do two causes of death in a circumstantial case constitute reasonable doubt? Reporter Dan Rozek; Chicago Sun-Times;

GIST: "Perhaps the biggest hurdle for prosecutors is that Savio’s 2004 bathtub drowning death — which occurred while she still was fighting with her ex-husband over their finances — initially was ruled an accident. It was only after Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy, vanished in October 2007 that her death was re-examined and, after a new autopsy of her remains, labeled a homicide. Just convincing jurors beyond a reasonable doubt that the 40-year-old Savio was murdered could be a tough sell for prosecutors. “Are not two causes of death reasonable doubt?” asked Richard Kling, a law professor at Chicago Kent College. “I think the prosecution has a hard burden to overcome just on the autopsies.”"


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