Chicago Tribune Reports Drew Peterson Dropping Nonexistent Appeal: Update!
Update: The Chicago Tribune changed its headline — is it because they saw this?
The Chicago Tribune reported today that Drew Peterson is dropping an appeal that he never made in the first place.
"Drew Peterson drops appeal, says he's ready for trial to begin," blares the story's headline (which has since been changed. Now he's dropping a "battle." Can you drop a battle?).
Except there's no appeal to drop.
The story also said Peterson's lawyers sent a motion to the Third District Appellate Court in Ottawa in hopes of hurrying the case along by waiving a mandatory 35-day waiting period. Except for the 35-day waiting period is mandatory.
Peterson has been locked up in the Will County jail for nearly three years while he waits on the start of his trial on charges he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Peterson is also the sole suspect in the October 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. The state police consider Stacy Peterson's disappearance a "potential homicide" but have not charges anyone with harming her.