Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bulletin: Drew Peterson: Prosecutors call own forensic experts in bid to rebut defence claims of accidental drowning as trial nears end; ABC News.

STORY: "Drew Peterson trial focuses on whether wife's injuries point to murder," by reporters Linsey Davis and Colleen Curry, published by ABC News on August 30, 2012.

GIST: "Prosecutors in the Drew Peterson murder trial lined up a series of forensic experts as the trial's final witnesses today to rebut defense claims that Peterson's third wife died by falling in her bathtub and drowning. The first of the prosecution's rebuttal witnesses today was Dr. Michael Baden, a nationally-known pathologist who has testified in numerous prominent murder cases. Peterson's defense lawyers have pointed to the initial autopsy following the death of Kathleen Savio which concluded she died from a fall in her bathtub. "I disagree with that opinion. The injury pattern, in my opinion, could not be caused by a fall," Baden said according to ABC News station WLS-TV. . The prosecution rested its case after calling an additional pathologist to describe Savio's injuries, winding down testimony in the high-profile trial. The jury will receive instructions on the case from judge Edward Burmila Friday, and closing statements will be made next Tuesday before deliberations begin."

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