DAVID RUDOLF, the defence attorney for Michael Peterson in the hit Netflix documentary series The Staircase, is coming to Galway to give a public talk where he will present intimate details of both the case and the series.
Michael Peterson was convicted in 2003 of murdering his wife, Kathleen Peterson, on December 9, 2001, for which he served almost eight years. However he was granted a new trial, scheduled to begin in May 2017, but in February of that year he submitted an Alford plea to the reduced charge of manslaughter. He was sentenced to time already served and freed.
The case is the subject of the Netflix series The Staircase, directed by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, and which started filming soon after Peterson's arrest in 2001 and followed events until his eventual Alford plea in 2017.
David Rudolf, Peterson's attorney, is coming to the Róisín Dubh, to present a public talk entitled Inside The Staircase on Tuesday November 27 at 7.30pm. In this talk, Rudolf will discuss the conflicts he wrestled with in determining whether to let the filmmakers follow him, his client, and his trial preparation. He will also provide insights into the most curious and contentious issues in the case, including the blood spatter evidence, the bisexuality evidence, and Germany evidence, the discovery of the blow poke, and the genesis of what is now known as The Owl Theory.
Tickets are available from www.roisindubh.net; the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street; and The Róisín Dubh.