If you’ve followed my blog over the years, you know I wrote about Michael Peterson. In 2001, Michael’s wife, Kathleen, was found at the bottom of the stairs in pool of blood, dead. He maintained she fell, but investigators saw it differently.
In 2003, Michael Peterson was convicted of beating his wife and killing her. He was sentenced to life without parole.
In 2011, Peterson was granted a new trial on the basis a lab analyst lied on the stand.
To make a long story short, Michael Peterson recently got a plea deal where he gave an Alford plea. He doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges the prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him.
The judge sentenced him for time served and he walked out of prison after only eight years. He is now a free man.
I have not believed Michael Peterson and have said so from the first time I heard about this case.
Did you know another woman who Peterson was also close to years before he knew Kathleen died by falling down the stairs, too? Her name was Elizabeth Radcliff. Lightening didn’t strike twice in Michael’s life by coincidence, if you ask me.