Quotes from the Drew Peterson trial
JOLIET — Highlights of comments from the murder trial of Drew Peterson, who was convicted Thursday of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio:
"We all love her and will never forget her."
— Nick Savio, Kathleen Savio's brother, to reporters after the verdict.
"The defendant in this case was a coward and a bully."
— Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow speaking to reporters shortly after the verdict.
"He'll be charged. It'll come."
— Cassandra Cales, the sister of Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, saying she is confident Drew Peterson will be charged in her sister's death. Stacy Peterson's disappearance in 2007, leading to the charges in Savio's death.
"She made me promise over and over that I would take care of her boys."
—Anna Doman, Savio's sister, testifying that Savio told her six weeks before she was found dead that Peterson would kill her.
"Yesterday it was a brain cramp. Today it's wooziness. ... The disrespect to the court is shocking."
—Judge Edward Burmila rebuking prosecutor James Glasgow, who apologized for letting a witness broach an inadmissible subject by saying he was "woozy." Another prosecutor the day before said she inadvertently made a similar mistake.
"It is slips in the tub and slips in the courtroom."
—Defense attorney Ralph Meczyk referring to the bathtub where Savio was found as he mocked prosecutors for their mistakes in court.
"This evidence should have life!"
—Lead prosecutor James Glasgow shouting in court during an argument over whether hearsay evidence should be admitted. The judge ruled it was admissible.
"You will hear nothing but myth, rumor, innuendo and hearsay."
—Lead defense attorney Joel Brodsky remarking in his opening statement to jurors about the state's case.
"She was very scared."
—Stacy Peterson's pastor, Neil Schori, testifying about a meeting with the 23-year-old weeks before her disappearance. Schori said she told him she believed her husband was involved in Savio's death.
"I was trying to let my sister have a voice."
—Savio's sister, Susan Doman, testifying she signed a movie and book deal about the case to highlight abuse of women. She denied defense accusations that she jazzed up her testimony because of that deal.
"I won't be communicating with him."
—Judge Edward Burmila told the court after saying an Illinois inmate wrote him a letter asking him to be in touch because he had information about a link between Peterson and Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
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