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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.

Killer cop's lawyers feuding

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A member of Drew Peterson's defense team has quit, the second since the former Illinois police officer was convicted of murdering one of his wives.

Final arguments finished in Peterson trial

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson's attorney said Tuesday in closing arguments his client's Illinois trial on murder charges is "riddled with doubt like a piece of Swiss cheese."
Lawyer: Stacy Peterson threatened to tell husband killed ex-wife

Lawyer: Stacy Peterson threatened to tell husband killed ex-wife

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A divorce attorney testified Wednesday Stacy Peterson wondered if she could get more in a divorce by ratting out her suburban Chicago police sergeant husband.
Prosecution rests in Peterson case

Prosecution rests in Peterson case

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Joliet, Ill., judge in the trial of Drew Peterson, accused of killing of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, Monday refused to dismiss the case.
No mistrial in ex-cop's homicide trial

No mistrial in ex-cop's homicide trial

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The Illinois trial of Drew Peterson, the former police officer charged with killing his ex-wife, resumed Wednesday after his lawyers withdrew a mistrial motion.

Witness: Peterson spoke of wife's death

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson, an ex-cop on trial in Illinois for killing his third wife, said life would be easier if she was dead, a former colleague testified Tuesday.
Savio's sister found Peterson cleaning tub

Savio's sister found Peterson cleaning tub

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The former sister-in-law of an Illinois man on trial for the drowning death of his third wife testified he cleaned the bathtub a day after the woman died in it.

Peterson trial in recess until Tuesday

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The judge presiding over the trial of an Illinois man who is charged with the drowning death of his third wife called a recess Friday due to a juror's illness.
Judge denies Peterson mistrial

Judge denies Peterson mistrial

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A judge Thursday denied a motion for a mistrial from lawyers for accused killer retired Bolingbrook, Ill., police Sgt. Drew Peterson.
Judge avoids mistrial in Peterson case

Judge avoids mistrial in Peterson case

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- An Illinois judge avoided calling a mistrial in the murder case against Drew Peterson, accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Jury set for Drew Peterson trial

JOLIET, Ill., July 24 (UPI) -- Prosecutors and defense lawyers Tuesday settled on 12 jurors and four alternates for the murder trial of former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson.
Drew Peterson trial begins with jury selection

Drew Peterson trial begins with jury selection

CHICAGO, July 23 (UPI) -- Jury selection began Monday in the long-delayed Chicago murder trial of Drew Peterson, accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004.
Peterson jury selection set to begin

Peterson jury selection set to begin

JOLIET, Ill., July 20 (UPI) -- Jury selection is set to begin in the murder trial of an Illinois man who is charged with the death of his third wife.
Disputed evidence may further stall Drew Peterson trial

Disputed evidence may further stall Drew Peterson trial

CHICAGO, July 19 (UPI) -- A battle over disputed evidence threatens to further stall a Chicago murder trial that already has been delayed two years, court records show.
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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)
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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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