Jurors in the Drew Peterson trial met with the media.
2:05 p.m. Jury did not know about near mistrials
Teresa Mathews said it was clear to the jury that calling divorce attorney Harry Smith to testify was a mistake by the defense.
"He asked for him to be an adverse witness, or a hostile witness," so they realized right away that might not have been a good idea to put him on, Mathews said.
She said they did not get any sense of the close calls the state had in terms of mistrials.
Alternate juror Patricia Timke said she would have found Drew Peterson guilty as well, though she was not part of the deliberations.
The news conference has concluded and the jurors have left.
2 p.m. Jurors questioned initial investigation
Jurors had questions about the initial State Police investigation.
"Well, the State Police should never have allowed Drew to be present when Stacy was interviewed," Teresa Mathews said. "That was a big no-no, which was why it wasn't in any of the police reports."
Eduardo Saldana said they feld that investigator Robert Deel "was there maybe 15, 20 minutes at the scene, took some pictures and left. We felt that was really wrong."
Alternate juror Patricia Timke was not able to participate in the deliberations but was part of the jury throughout the trial. She was asked if she was relieved not to be part of deliberations.
"That is a heavy heavy, heavy decision to make," she said. "I mean, you’re dealing with a man and his life."
1:53 p.m. Peterson's son 'seemed like a smart guy'
Eduardo Saldana said he volunteereed to be foreman.
Saldana said Drew Peterson’s son Tom, who testified at the trial, "seemed like a smart guy" but his testimony wasn’t really effective.
Defense attorney Joseph Lopez showed the jury a picture of the Cheshire Cat from "Alice in Wonderland" during his closing argument.
"That was very demeaning to us jurors; that really was not necessary," Teresa Mathews said.
"They could have left that out," Saldana said.