Sunday, September 9, 2012

Drew Peterson's Body Language During Verdict, and Sociopathic Seduction of Women

by Dr. Lillian Glass

When we look back at the trial of serial killer  who received the death sentence, Ted Bundy, it was reported that he showed no emotion.

When we look back at the reaction of Scott Peterson who was convicted to death for killing his wife and unborn baby, we all witness that he had a mask like facial expression and showed no emotion. Now we have seen the same thing with Drew Peterson. As soon as the "guilty" verdict of was read for killing his third wife Kathleen Savio, Drew Peterson showed no emotion.

That lack of emotion is typical of a sociopath’s reaction when found guilty. They detach and tune out as though the situation had nothing to do with them. They may even joke and make light of their situation. Peterson was overheard saying, after hearing the verdict,  “I guess that ruins my Christmas.”

His joke clearly reflects that he feels no remorse for what he did.

Peterson  will be spending the rest of his natural life behind bars where like most sociopaths will insist he did nothing wrong and how it was everyone else’s fault he is in prison. This sociopath will be where he deserves to be so he can no longer seduce, marry,  and harm women who fall prey to him.

He fancies himself  as being irresistible to women. Like many sociopaths, his seductive personality  lured them in. The fact that he was a policeman and considered to be on the right side of the law, initially  made many women feel safe and secure. But once he got  them into his clutches, it was a different story.He became controlling and  abusive.

Thank goodness 24-year-old Christina Raines' father put an end to her engagement with Peterson a few years ago. Her father told the media that Peterson tried to control his daughter and use her to watch his kids.

The young woman’s father was her savior; he went to Peterson’s home with police in tow to collect his daughter, escorting them to and from he home with police units. Peterson, who was  more than twice the young woman’s age, blamed her father and the press for the breakup. In typical sociopath form, Peterson said, "This is what the media always does to me. As soon as the story got out on Chrissy, I knew it would be a problem for us.“

If you listen close enough to what a sociopath says, they often reveal themselves as  Peterson did in his "Nightline" interview years back when  Peterson said, after he was asked about Christina Raines’ family, “I’d be wary of me too.” He also  admitted  when the romance is gone in his relationships he tends to have flings and move on.

Thankfully, his comments sparked a fight between the couple, and Christina Raines returned the engagement ring and a cell phone.

Christina Raines, 24, is still alive. It's unlucky that Stacey Peterson, who is still missing,  was just 17 when the affair began while he was still married to Kathleen Savio. Kathleen was 10 years his junior when he married her. Most of the women he married or went after were  young and petite. These were women  Peterson  felt he had some control over.

I had the opportunity to  briefly see Peterson when I was at CNN. Peterson was there to do the Larry King show and was in the makeup room, where,  according to the makeup artist, he  hit on her. She told me that he stared directly into her eyes and didn't break the gaze as she applied his makeup.

Perhaps Peterson  wanted to see if he could control this curly haired, glasses-wearing,  pierced, short-statured woman with colorful and strange tattoos all over her arms, chest and neck. The eye stare was no doubt  his test to see if he could assert control over  this different-looking woman. Most likely, Peterson has played this staring game with many other women. Those who blinked, turned away, or women he sensed were intimidated  by his stare were the ones, if circumstances allowed, he probably took to the next level of seduction.

Even though Peterson will live out his years behind bars, don’t be surprised if you hear that he has landed another relationship. Unfortunately, there are emotionally disturbed women out there who are attracted to men behind bars and who feel empowered by defending them.  They have the illusion  the criminal  would never do any harm to them because they are special and they have control over the situation, which is only true  when the perpetrator is behind bars.

Little do they realize that sociopaths like Peterson will still be in control as he plays mind games with them in an engaging way with manipulation and emotional abuse, which is  typical of a sociopath like Drew Peterson.


Lynette Eason said...

Thanks for posting. Very informative. The whole eye stare thing is fascinating. I just found this blog and look forward to reading more in the future!

Sharon said...

As I read your post, I felt like you were describing my daughter's husband exactly. His is currently serving time at the Kentucky State Pen. for murder. My daughter had two sons and was trying to get out of an abusive situation. He stabbed her to death outside his mother's home when she came to pick up my grandsons. My youngest grandson was in his carseat at the time. He killed her right outside the car door. At his sentenceing, the judge asked him if he had anything to say to her family. His response was, "If she hadn't done what she did this would never have happened." He blamed her for everything. Sometimes people blame women for staying in an abusive relationship. Because of what happened to my daughter, I now understand why these women feel trapped and are so afraid. We had no idea that she was going through so much. She got a lawyer and was under a protection order but that didn't stop him. She tried to get out and she paid the ultimate price for going against him.

Cara Putman said...

I second Lynette's post. Thanks!

Pat Brown said...

As I understand it many highly successful businessmen are psychopathic. It's how they do so well in their job, they don't care what their actions do to others. They are, however, very good at convincing others they are 100% honest and true. Lying is easy for them. It's also found a lot in politicians.

Some psychopaths never commit a violent act in their lives.

Here's one question -- what is the ratio of women to men psychopaths?

Sheila Lowe said...

As a forensic handwriting examiner, I can add that his handwriting is typical of the authoritarian (controlling) personality who demands absolute obedience from the person he keeps under his thumb.

Anonymous said...

As for Pat's question, I wonder what the ratio is too. I would think it might be about the same but women may be better able to hide this fact. I know of at least one woman in this category and everyone who meets her thinks she is swell. At least for a while.

A Voice of Sanity said...

"When we look back at the reaction of Scott Peterson who was convicted to death for killing his wife and unborn baby, we all witness that he had a mask like facial expression and showed no emotion."

You mean his stunned look when he was convicted by a lynch mob in a kangaroo court and in violation of all of the evidence? When he was convicted after the prosecutor deliberately lied to the court - repeatedly? After 5 long months of dreary rubbish which nowhere contained any evidence against him? That stunned look?

So Dr. Lillian Glass has proven herself no more competent than a 'psychic'? They also universally declared that their 'visions' proved he was guilty. Some science. Some judgment.

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