Being from North Carolina and near Durham, when the Peterson trial was happening we were tuned in. When I first heard it I believed he was guilty and that is before knowing the evidence. We know now that he faked the 911 call, she was already dead and had been for a while. Then with the documentary that follow his side of the case, it actually had people confused and they did not know if he did it or not….he did, it is an overwhelming amount of evidence. They do not show all of that in the documentary. Kathleen’s sister, I have seen many bad comments about her. Why? Her sister was brutally beaten to death by her husband. Yes, she is angry and she deserves that. Watch the documentary knowing he beat her to death and it is sickening to watch him. He actually thought it would go like it did in Germany, he could say what he wanted and the police would take his word for it. The main things that show he did this is the blood spatter and medical examiner report, it is all consistent with a beating. Blood spatter is its own science
It is blood spatter that isn’t near anything. Possible six impacts to the head. It is out in space blood. Blood spatter was also found on his shoes, it showed direction of going down..impacted blood. Shorts impact spatter and leg of his shorts. Meaning he had to be near the impact to get these stains. By him stepping on the blood that was pooled would have made a spatter on his shoes..not small spatters. Henry Lee stated that she coughed blood and that why why it was so much blood on the walls. No blood in her nose or mouth. She was not coughing up blood. But if she would have coughed up blood it would have came back down on her face-the blood on her face was not consistent with that. Blood on wall showed impact and cast off stains. He attempted to clean it up then it was spatter on top of that. Impact sites consistent with a beating. 2 spots of blood on the ceiling was not enough of a pattern to say that it came from cast off. Blood was smashed into stairs, he possibly was banging her head on the stairs. Evidence shows her hair was blood and it being swung around and also causing cast off. It was no impact with the chair rail. Blood on her feet could have come from him being over or on top of her and her struggling with her feet going in different directions, getting blood on her feet and kind of on top of her foot. Her pupils ere dilated six millimeters, evidence showing that she was without oxygen for a substantial time period. Blood on victim appeared dry. They think he took off his shoes as to not track blood all over the house, not knowing he has blood on his feet. Medical Examiner Deborah Radish says she has defensive wounds. The wounds on her head happened at different times. She reviewed 287 cases in NC of falls. 29 victims were in her age range. 17 had no scalp laceration, 12 showed 1 laceration; compared to her 7. Some of the blood spatter information came from Bart Epstein (30 years with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s crime lab before retiring to become a consultant) he is one of the best if not the best in blood spatter. The prosecution in the case had Bart and his other teammate look over the Peterson case. He also said the blood spatter was consistent with a beating. (This came from the Double look podcast, if you have not listened to it, please do, so you are able to hear an expert speak about this case https://soundcloud.com/double-loop-podcast/episode-175-the-staircase-part-1). In the case Duane Deaver was correct. But since he lied and withheld evidence in other trials, they were able to get Peterson out a jail, then they were attempting to do a retrial.
Observed blunt force trauma to her brain, evidence consistent with significant no blood flow for at least 2 hours before her death. He had also asked his ex-wife for assistance with living expenses for his their adult son and ask a Ratliff family relative to assist with one of the daughter’s educational expenses. While the police were there he deleted many files, then later more files were scrubbed from his computer. After Raliff died he recieved benefit payments from the government on the children’s behalf
Dog had to be left outside?
Why did he take off shoes and socks?
Where were her flip flops?
Why was her Nortel Benefit Flex in his drawer?
Why did he wear his wedding ring throughout entire series. Like he was trying to showcase to us that he was a grieving husband. When in fact he had been dating a woman who produced the documentary for 15 years.
Saw reports it was no blood on his shirt then saw reports it was blood. With amount of blood that was in stairway, he shirt was blood. They used luminol and they saw footprints that lead to laundry room, to the sink, then stops in front of washer. He put his original shirt in the washing machine and also tried to clean up blood on his shorts.
The jury has spoke about the case and why they found him guilty. They also looked at over 500 pieces of evidence. They focused on the blood spatter, marks on her head, the amount of time from her getting knocked down then getting back up.