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 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 . The state police consider Stacy Peterson's disappearance a "potential homicide" but have not charges anyone with harming her.

John Moreli April 24, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Can't put him in prison to await trial!
Barb P April 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM
You can if he's a flight risk.
tom April 25, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Why not? It happens all of the time. He's free to leave as soon as he puts up the bail or gets an bail company to do it.
John Moreli April 25, 2012 at 03:35 PM
No you cant! If he's a flight risk he still stays in county lock up!
Bob April 25, 2012 at 08:30 PM
I really doubt he would flee very far , his face has been on almost every newspaper and tv talk show.


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