He helped his brother move a barrel AFTER his wife disappeared and had no interest as to what it was or what was in it? Really?
I always found that story very odd. Peterson was a LEO. It seems he would be smart enough to know the biggest mistake is to involve anyone else. Why would he need a barrel? He’s a big guy, he could have carried her out to his car in a sheet, blanket, whatever. I guess it’s possible he didn’t want a repeat of a body floating ashore like in the Scott Peterson case, but still, it just doesn’t really add up.
Neither does the death of his first wife. If he murdered her and wanted it to look like a drowning, surely he isn’t stupid enough to put her in an empty bathtub. Bathtubs can drain themselves over a period of hours or even less is there is a gap in the plug at the bottom of the tub. I think it did have water in it and it drained out.
Pretty hard to think of something besides a body at this point.
You don’t need to be a genius to kill someone, or two, for that matter.
Peterson is a typical chicago cop. He is not smart. Not at all, watch him, listen to him. Peterson is a bully and nothing else. Anyone with any “smart” wouldnt act like he does in public. His behaviour is not wit, it is density.
Your assumption may be incorrect. Peterson strikes me as having the stupidity that comes from extreme arrogance and egotism, ie. he can do no wrong and can get away with anything.