Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bulletin: Drew Peterson: Closing arguments; Pathology is put to the test by both prosecutors and defence lawyers; Was there a murder? NBC.

STORY: "Prosecution hammers Drew Peterson in closing arguments," by reporter BJ Lutz, published by NBC on September 4, 2012.

GIST: Closing arguments: Pathology experts, Koch said, showed that the injuries Savio sustained -- 14 separate wounds -- could not have happened in a single fall in a bathtub that measures just 40 inches from the back to the drain. "It's not possible," he said.........(Defence lawyer Joe Lopez) attacked assertions that the initial investigation into Savio's was botched and pointed out that no one asked Peterson if he killed his wife because everyone could see it was an accident. "Look at the gash in the back of her head. It's as big as the Grand Canyon. You could stick your fist in there," he said, drawing gasps from those gathered in an overflow courtroom.........Prosecutors have no physical evidence tying Peterson to the death and have waged a case based on hearsay testimony and circumstantial evidence. Peterson's attorneys say there's no proof Savio's death was a homicide, let alone that Peterson had anything to do with it. "

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