Updated: Drew Peterson posts (5-21)
May 21, 2009
Will County States Attorney James Glasgow won round one – he got his new judge.
Chief Judge Gerald Kinney appointed Judge Carla Alessio Policandriotes to replace Judge Richard Schoenstedt, who Glasgow ask be replaced on “grounds of prejudice.” No detail given. Thoughts were personal bias/relationship and the gun charges that were dropped when Glasgow wouldn’t hand over info to the defense. I wonder how many judges Kinney had to choose from and whether any of them asked for the case (or asked not to be appointed). Also whether the choice of a woman was intentional.
Info about Judge Policandriotes from STEVE SCHMADEKE:
Policandriotes was selected to serve as an associate judge in the 12th Circuit in 2001, then won a 6-year term on the circuit court bench in 2002. She was retained in last year’s election, and runs the drug court.
She also handled a small part of the 2002 divorce case between Peterson and Kathleen Savio, signing an early order setting child support and awarding Savio temporary custody of their children.
I don’t know if this is the judge who set Peterson off, which Kathleen Savio detailed in one of her letters. Savio said he broke in and held a knife to her throat, angry that the judge had ordered he pay child support – even though he was having an open adulterous relations with 17 y/o Stacy Peterson, which Savio learned about through an anonymous letter. It would be a little cosmic justice if it was.
Next hearing tomorrow before Judge Policandriotes, 1:30.