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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
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Drew Peterson appeals conviction for killing third wife

Drew Peterson appeals conviction for killing third wife

CHICAGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Drew Peterson, the Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer convicted of killing his third wife, have asked a state appeals court to grant him a new trial.

Peterson lawyers say appellate rules don't let them lay out facts

CHICAGO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson is expected to formally appeal his conviction next month, but his lawyers say the Illinois appellate court has severely limited what they can say.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
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Convicted wife killer calls back part of defense team for appeal

CHICAGO, July 5 (UPI) -- Former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson has retained some of his trial attorneys to appeal his conviction for killing his third wife, court records show.

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Drew Peterson sentenced to 38 years

Drew Peterson sentenced to 38 years

JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A judge Thursday sentenced former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson to 38 years in prison for the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
New trial motion for Drew Peterson

New trial motion for Drew Peterson

JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Will County, Ill., state's attorney said Drew Peterson's sentencing could begin this week once a request for a motion for a new trial has been settled.

Lawyers tangle at Peterson hearing

JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Ex-policeman Drew Peterson's request for a new trial in the death of his third wife began Tuesday in Joliet, Ill., with a claim his lawyer botched his case.

Peterson seeks overturned conviction

JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Some intense legal maneuvering could be on the horizon as a former suburban Chicago police officer tries to get his murder conviction overturned, lawyers said.

Peterson lawyers continue legal squabble

JOLIET, Ill., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The battle between Drew Peterson's defense lawyers has devolved into allegations of sexual impropriety and mental illness, Illinois court records show.

Vaughn sentenced for killing family

JOLIET, Ill., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- An Illinois judge rejected arguments the notoriety surrounding the Drew Peterson trial affected Christopher Vaughn's trial and sentenced him to four life terms.
Peterson not favored in attending funeral

Peterson not favored in attending funeral

CHICAGO, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The release of convicted wife-killer Drew Peterson to attend his mother's funeral in Illinois was lawful and not related to his notoriety, officials say.

Drew Peterson attended mother's wake

JOLIET, Ill., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Convicted killer Drew Peterson was let out of an Illinois jail for about an hour to attend his mother's wake, jail officials in Joliet, Ill., said.
Lawyer charges Peterson misrepresented

Lawyer charges Peterson misrepresented

JOLIET, Ill., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- An outside attorney filed a brief on Drew Peterson's behalf, saying the convicted Illinois killer did not have adequate legal representation.
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Drew Peterson
Former Bollingbrook, Illinois police sergeant Drew Peterson leaves Will County circuit court after his arraignment on May 18, 2009 in Joliet, Illinois. Peterson is charged with murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio and is also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. (UPI Photo/David Banks)

Drew M. Patterson (born January 5, 1954) is a former Bolingbrook, Illinois, police sergeant who is suspected of killing his third and fourth wives. The story has received national media attention in the United States. Peterson has repeatedly denied involvement in both cases. On May 7, 2009, Peterson was indicted by a Will County, Illinois grand jury and charged with the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Peterson currently resides in the Will County Adult Detention Center, Joliet IL, awaiting trial.

In 1972, Drew Peterson graduated from Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Illinois, where he ran cross country. After high school graduation, Peterson joined the US Army. In 1974, he briefly attended the College of DuPage. Peterson later moved to Falls Church, Virginia, where he trained as a military police officer.

Drew Peterson had a 29-year career as a police officer. He began working with the Bolingbrook Police Department in Illinois in 1977. In 1978, he was assigned to Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad, and in 1979, he received a "Police Officer of the Year" award from the department.

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