11/08/2007 (www.foxnews.com) Greta “On The Record”

“Family Members of Peterson's 3rd Wife Speak Out



Heli Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:07 am

This is a rush transcript from "On the Record ," This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: All right. Now joining us now are Sue and Charlie Doman. They are the sister and nephew of Kathleen Savio, Sergeant Peterson's wife number three, the one, of course, who is the subject of this transcript of this coroner's inquest that we have.

Welcome to both of you. First, to you, Susie: What — did you think back in 2004 — did you ever think that your sister's death was an accident?

SUE DOMAN, KATHLEEN SAVIO'S SISTER: Not at all. Not at all. I always thought that there was something wrong. Something was wrong. When I had first gotten the call that she was dead, my first reaction was, Did he kill her?

VAN SUSTEREN: Did you say anything — I mean, once the inquest was determined to be an accident, Sue, what did you do?

SUE DOMAN: I almost fell on the floor. My family, we all bowed our heads and we walked away, and we said, We lost. We lost. And we had to live with this. It's very hard for us, very, very hard for us. Anniversaries, Christmas, it's hard.

VAN SUSTEREN: Charlie, did you ever for one second think that this was an accident, your aunt's death?



CHARLES DOMAN: No, not at all. We never felt that it was an accident at all, at all. At all. Too much history there for it to be an accident. I mean, she was a healthy young woman, vibrant. I mean, she exercised. She worked out. She wasn't a drunk or anything like that. She had no alcohol, nothing.

VAN SUSTEREN: Now, Sue, you testified at the inquest, didn't you?

SUE DOMAN: Yes. Yes, I did.

VAN SUSTEREN: I'm going to read for you the transcript that we've obtained, that Mark Fuhrman and Corey obtained for us from the coroner, at page six. And this is where you're quoted as saying, when you were asked a question about, "Is there anything else you'd like to add, ma'am?" And you respond, "Yes, I just — it's very difficult for my family because of my sister telling us all the time — and I can figure everyone, everything — one, that she has seen that if she would die, it may look like an accident, but it wasn't. She just told me last week, and she was just terrified of him. He always threatened her. He had her in the basement one time. He did many, many things to her. He wished only for her to go away."

Is that what your testimony was? Does that sound right?

SUE DOMAN: Yes, Greta, that was.

VAN SUSTEREN: And did anyone say anything to you after the inquest about, like, Well, you know, sorry that this is — you know, This is what we've concluded?

SUE DOMAN: No. They just looked at us, and we walked away. And my father — it was — he was very, very upset. And we were lost. We were lost. We didn't know what to do next.

VAN SUSTEREN: Charlie, did anyone ever go to the prosecutor after the inquest and say, Look, I understand that the citizens have determined this to be an accident, but we just don't think it was — the blood on the hair, the abrasions, we just didn't think it was an accident?

CHARLES DOMAN: I just think the whole thing — she was in a waterless bathtub. She looked like she got beaten up. I mean, I really don't understand the way the system worked back then.

VAN SUSTEREN: Here's another thing. Let me ask you about this, Sue, in this transcript. And it's attributed to you. It says, "I was told that my sister was dead. I asked her if her ex-husband killed her, and she told me she didn't know." Who was it that you had received the information your sister had died from?

SUE DOMAN: My sister, Anna (ph), called at 1:30 in the morning and told me that.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. So it says — and you go on to say, "And the reason I asked that is because of they haven't settled — they were divorced, but they did not settle anything, and that actually was coming up and she was terrified of that, him, and him threatening her."

Was there — they were divorced, but there was no property settlement, is that right?

SUE DOMAN: Yes, that was. It was actually two weeks before her death. And she told me many a times, I don't think I'm going to make it. He's going to kill me. And I tried to assure her that she was very strong and she had gone through so much already, she would make it. She would make it. But she could not get any support from the police department. No one. No one.

VAN SUSTEREN: Why did she think he would kill her? I mean, it's such a dramatic thing. Why didn't she just think he'd hit her or would, you know, try to take the kids from her or something? Why did she think he would kill her?

SUE DOMAN: Because he always told her he would. He said he would rather have — it would either be her — she would die and he would take the children away from her. He did everything — he threatened her many a times to kill her.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, Charlie, one quick question...


VAN SUSTEREN: Charlie, have you been told that your aunt's body will be exhumed and will be re-looked at?

CHARLES DOMAN: Yes. I talked to Mr. Glasgow today and he told me at home on the phone that they will be doing it. He didn't say when, but he said that they will be.

VAN SUSTEREN: And by Mr. Glasgow, Charlie, that's the prosecutor?

CHARLES DOMAN: The state's attorney, Jim Glasgow, yes.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. We'll, of course, follow that, as well. Sue and Charlie, thank you both.

SUE DOMAN: Thank you.

CHARLES DOMAN: Greta? Greta? Greta?

VAN SUSTEREN: Yes, Charlie?

CHARLES DOMAN: Greta, one more thing before we go. One more thing before I go. I just want to say on behalf of me and my family, thank you very, very much. You guys have been doing a wonderful job, you and your producer staff and Mark Fuhrman. We really, really appreciate everything. Thank you very much.

VAN SUSTEREN: And Corey. Actually, the credit goes to the ones on the ground. They're the ones knocking on the doors, getting the documents and doing everything. They're out in the cold. Anyway...

CHARLES DOMAN: Definitely. Definitely.

VAN SUSTEREN: ... we're just trying to figure out what the facts are, whatever they may be. Anyway, thank you both.

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Heli Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:11 am

The transcript above is dated November 9, 2007 on Greta's site

but I believe it's from November 8.