The Legend of Bluebeard, a European myth about a monster who
marries several women and kills them, has had many variations
over the centuries. Here in Illinois, in the Chicago suburb of
Bolingbrook, we have our own Bluebeard, a man who married
four times (WHAT were the last two THINKING?) whose third
wife died under suspicious circumstances; the fourth,
considerably younger, has disappeared.
The lamentable behavior of both the prosecution AND the defense
in this case merely makes my opinion only stronger: a spreading
contagion of incompetence is sweeping across the U.S. The
prosecution disobeys a stern injunction from the judge; the judge
appears to allow hearsay to be admitted; the defense daily tries
their case in the press, etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseam.
Where are Patrick Fitzgerald, Perry Mason, even Sherlock Holmes
when we need them?? (Why NOT list fictional characters, reality
entered the realm of former fantasy LONG ago....)
If this man makes it to a mistrial and double jeopardy obtains,
look for some fool of a woman to be number five, free to marry
the Bluebeard of Bolingbrook. If she comes to a bad end, who's
left to write the book?