By Kevin Guilfoile
When I first wrote about the Cornbleet murder case it was largely because I couldn't figure out why no one had published a photo of the confessed killer. It certainly seemed relevant. It still does.
At the right is a recent photo of Hans Peterson, who savagely tortured and murdered Dr. David Cornbleet in his Michigan Avenue office last October, allegedly because Peterson believed a medicine Cornbleet had prescribed four years before had made him impotent. Although I'm not sure exactly when, I have reason to believe the picture was taken after Dr. Cornbleet's murder.
Less relevant but still interesting are these photos of the street and apartment where Peterson lived after he fled the US for St. Martin.
This morning a resolution was introduced in the Chicago City Council asserting that France's refusal to extradite Peterson "offends the notions of justice of this body and...the people of the City of Chicago." In response Mayor Daley has promised to raise the issue in an upcoming meeting with the mayor of Paris, Chicago's sister city.
I'm not sure that will have any impact at all, but as my good friend Lew Temple likes to say, good on them.
If all such efforts fail, the Sun-Times has a brief explanation of what Hans's French trial would be like.