Chapter 7: The Blow Poke Returns

Chapter 7: The Blow Poke Returns

Was Kathleen Peterson truly bludgeoned by the suspected blow-poke, or was the prosecution’s theory all hot air? David Rudolf explains how the alleged murder weapon fit into the case in an Inside View of “The Staircase Chapter 7: The Blow poke Returns”.

Chapter 8: The Verdict

Chapter 8: The Verdict

Finding the blow poke created a dilemma for the defense. It was potentially critical evidence, and we couldn’t just ignore it. David Rudolf explains how he dealt with the “missing murder weapon” in an Inside View of “The Staircase Chapter 8: The Verdict”.

Chapter 9: Reopening the Case

Chapter 9: Reopening the Case

We knew during the trial that Deaver was essentially making it up as he went along. It was up to us to prove this to the judge and the court. Find out more in an Inside View of “The Staircase Chapter 9: Reopening the Case”.

Chapter 10: The Last Chance

Chapter 10: The Last Chance

Was Duane Deaver an expert as he claimed, or were his “experiments” all just an act? David Rudolf explains how he questioned Deaver’s “expert” testimony in an Inside View of “The Staircase Chapter 10: The Last Chance”.

Chapter 11: Looking for Closure

Chapter 11: Looking for Closure

After many years of trial, we believed it was time to finally end this case by dismissal. David Rudolf explains why he left the case, and why he believed dismissal was the best option in an Inside View of “The Staircase Chapter 11: Looking for Closure”.