BasedOn a true story, HBO Max’s crime series ‘The Staircase’ revolves around theDeath of Kathleen PetersonHe died in mysterious circumstances. After seeing her dead body, the investigators suspect thePossibility of murder which leads to DA Jim HardinADA Freda BlackSuspect Kathleen’s husband Michael PetersonThe act of being the murderer.
InReality is as in the show, theThe prosecution believed that KathleenMost likely, was killed with ablow poke, despite Michael’s claim that she died due to an accidental fall down the stairs. IfYou are curious to find out what aBlossom poke really isWhich? it is theMurder weapon in Kathleen’s case, let us be your ally!
What is a Blow Poke?
BlowPoke is aFireplace tool, similar theStandard fire poker When aPoker has a very common format. aHook at theToss it all the fire, ablow poke aFor hollow tubes theInstead of ending aMetal stick TheHollow tube isUsed to blow air into stoke theFlames, similar to bellows In Kathleen’s murder case, theThe prosecution believed that Kathleenwas killed by aMost likely, a blunt object aBloss poke
TheFoundation of the prosecution’s theory seemingly was Kathleen’s sister Candace Zamperini’s statement that she had given aGive a blow-up to her sister. SinceLacerations were discovered in Kathleen’s skull during her autopsy, aA blunt object such as ablow poke was born thePotentially a murder weapon TheBlossom poke in MichaelAnd Kathleen’s house wasn’t found by the police during theInitial investigations.
Was a Blow Poke the Murder Weapon in Kathleen Peterson’s Case?
TheMissing blow poke in the PetersonFinally, the household was discovered by Michael’s son Clayton Peterson in theGarage the house. The defense produced theBlossom poke in the court as evidence. ToDiscredit the prosecution’s theory, defense attorney David RudolfIt was said that there is no indication in theTo prove it, poke itIt was used as aMurder weapon TheThe poke was filled with bugs and cobwebs, which suggested that it was infested. it wasn’t apparently used for a while. While examining detective Art Holland, RudolfIt was stated that itIt cannot be theMurder weapon
To Holland, Rudolf asked, “have you ever given any thought as to what would happen to an item like this if someone hits somebody over theThree, four, five times the head, enough to cause lacerations the scalp?” TheThat was the detective’s answer it “probably would be mangled up,” which wasn’t theCase with the poke. As per reports, the poke wasn’t mangled and no traces of blood were found in the same. However, CandaceLater, it was revealed that theOne produced in theCourt by RudolfIt was not theThe same one she gifted to Kathleen.
Since the prosecution couldn’t prove that aBlow poke was used inThe execution of a murder Kathleen, it wasn’t registered as theMurder weapon inHer case. “We [the prosecution]We have never said to you that we are 100% certain of that itWas theThat’s right, blow poke! Mrs. Peterson. We do believe if it wasn’t theBlossom that CandaceThey were given that it was something similar to that, and you’ve heard from expert testimony why we believe that,” said ADA Freda Black during the trial.
AsRight now aNever has a murder weapon been found in the case. Still, Michaelhe was found guilty theMurder of Kathleen in2003, he was in prison until he was released in 2017 after entering an Alford plea.
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