Drew Peterson guilty of murder in ex-wife’s death
Former Illinois cop Drew Peterson was found guilty today of killing his wife, Kathleen Savio, and making it look like an accident in 2004.
The jury returned a verdict after two days of deliberations, just an hour after stopping discussions to ask the judge the meaning of the word “unanimous.”
Doug: At least we know he was tried by a jury of his peers.
They were probably afraid of possible personal ramifications from their verdict, and were inquiring if they could remain “unanimous” once their decision was announced.
But do you see my point? Do you really want to give people like this the task of sentencing a man to death? If they don’t know what unanimous means, what are the odds they know what “beyond a reasonable doubt” means? It is frightening that people’s lives are in the hands of people barely smart enough to find the courtroom.