Ill. court to reconsider Peterson hearsay

Dec. 1, 2011 at 6:44 PM

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered an appellate court to reconsider whether hearsay statements should be allowed in Drew Peterson's murder case.

The ruling Wednesday is expected to further delay the trial, which was supposed to start in 2010, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer is charged with murder in the 2004 drowning death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. The case, which was initially considered an accidental death, was reopened after Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy, disappeared in 2007, the Chicago Tribune said.

Peterson, 57, has been jailed since May 2009 on $20 million bail.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
'Serial stowaway' arrested again at Chicago's O'Hare, Midway airports
Maine man dead after shooting firework off head, police say
Burt's Bees co-founder Burt Shavitz dies at 80
Encroaching sea levels endanger Pakistan's Indus Delta
Dalai Lama celebrating 80th birthday at Southern California summit