Drew Peterson Tell His Side of Story

Now to the case we keep returning to of missing mom Stacy Peterson.

Police have been investigating her husband Drew since she vanished more than three weeks ago.

Barbara Pinto sat down with Drew Peterson to ask him what he thinks really happened to his wife, and what he would say to her if she were listening.

Drew Peterson says he's a very misunderstood man and now wants to put a face on his side of this story.

"If you heard this stuff about you, as an outsider, what would you think?" asked Pinto.

"I'd look at me as a bad guy, basically I'm a good person. I do good things," Peterson said.

But the longtime police officer has been named a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, who has not joined the massive search for his wife, claiming her disappearance is nothing sinister.

"Why would I go search for someone who I don't believe is there? Why would I go beat the weeds in the cold? It's a waste of time," explained Peterson.

He says she ran off with another man.

"So you're pretty convinced that nothing bad has happened to her, she's just taken off?" Pinto asked.

"Correct," Peterson responded.

"Do you think shes the kind of person who would take off and leave her children?," Pinto asked.

"Do you ever really know somebody?" Peterson responded.

Peterson admits his life with Stacy was volatile.

"I would say I was controlling, but I wasn't abusive," Peterson added.

And that many of their problems were brought on by her depression and PMS.

"When she was menstruating, hungry or tired she was agitated and she would ask me about a divorce and talk about divorce on a monthly basis. Then, when the cycle passed, she was okay and we were in love again and happy," Peterson stated.

Peterson denies allegations that he threatened to kill three of his four wives, and make it look like an accident.

"The ex-wives saying such a thing, they're getting even I would say," Peterson said.

"For what?," Pinto asked.

"For me divorcing them or cheating on them or whatever," responded Peterson.

"What about the third wife, Kathleen, whose death in the bathtub just days before their divorce was final was initially ruled an accident?" Pinto asked.

Peterson says a new autopsy that points to murder is unreliable.

"I put more faith in the first autopsy because it was fresh," explained Peterson.

The 53-year-old says he and his four children have been prisoners in their own home for weeks.

"What did you tell them?" Pinto asked.

"That their mom's on vacation and they understand, they're okay with that," Peterson answered.

"Is there anything you want to say to her?" Pinto asked.

"Make yourself known and make yourself seen. Come out publicly. That's it, let this be over," Peterson pleaded.

Drew Peterson says he wants the media circus to end, but just a few hours after speaking, he was out on his porch being photographed for People magazine.


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