I am torn on this issue. Sure, Peterson seems like a sociopathic scum bag, but convicting him on hearsay evidence? I have to say no to this, and for very good reason. About 15 years ago, I was taken in for questioning in regard to a robbery near where I live. Why? Because the car used in the robbery was the same color and make as mine. The police were not interested in the truth. They wanted to close the case, and tried very hard to get me to confess to something I never did. The main reason I was not charged was because, at the time of the robbery, I was about 60 miles away, playing in front of more than 200 people. While the police were threatening to beat my ass, I lost my temper and told one of them to go **** his mother. He was restrained from beating me by another cop, who then acted all nice, and told me to make it easy on myself and confess. I told him to charge me, and when this goes to court, I would make damn sure that every one of those 200 plus people who watched me play would take the stand, and tie the court up for months. I then told him to either check out my alibi and let me go, or charge me right now. I told him the interview was over, and I wanted a lawyer. He asked me what I had to hide. I told him the only thing I had to hide was my fear of being railroaded by a scum bag like him. I told him again to either charge me or check out my alibi, and that I wanted a lawyer. After about 5 hours of this kind of crap, they let me go. The next day, they got the guy that did the robbery. About a week later, I saw the same cop that had taken me in inside a convenience store, and he was staring at me - The freakin' nerve of him. I gave him the finger. He did not arrest me for it. The key here is, had I not been at a club 60 miles away, playing in front of more than 200 people who could witness in court my whereabouts at the time, I could very well have been convicted of something I never did.
From this experience, I can emphatically say that I do NOT trust our justice system to mete out justice in any way, shape, or form. I only trust them to do whatever it takes to close a case, even if their primary victim is innocent. Hearsay? Hell no!! I am sure this case will be thrown out on appeal. It's not that I support this wife-killing scumbag. It's that I support the Constitution of the United States of America. This is not Iran, although there are a few cops (not most of them, but enough of them) who wish this were a state where cases could be closed on the backs of the nearest people to their lazy no good asses, whether or not they did the crime.