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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.
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.

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.

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.
Drew Peterson convicted in Savio death

Drew Peterson convicted in Savio death

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A jury Thursday convicted a former suburban Chicago police sergeant of killing his third wife and staging her death to look like an accident.
Ex-cop's missing 4th wife ghost at trial

Ex-cop's missing 4th wife ghost at trial

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- So far in Drew Peterson's trial in Illinois for the murder of his third wife the only mention of his fourth wife's disappearance has come from the defense.
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.
Mother: They're making Peterson the victim

Mother: They're making Peterson the victim

JOLIET, Ill., July 31 (UPI) -- The mother of Drew Peterson's alleged victim complained Tuesday a defense lawyer in the Illinois trial was trying to make the defendant the victim.

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.
Peterson lawyers ask judge to limit trial

Peterson lawyers ask judge to limit trial

JOLIET, Ill., May 8 (UPI) -- Attorneys for Drew Peterson, a former police officer accused of killing his third wife, asked a judge to bar mention of the disappearance of his fourth wife.
Peterson, victim's family: biopic no good

Peterson, victim's family: biopic no good

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A movie about Drew Petersen, a suspect in the Illinois death of one wife and the disappearance of another, is far-fetched, the sister of the missing wife said.
Drew Peterson chuckles over film clip

Drew Peterson chuckles over film clip

CHICAGO, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Accused killer Drew Peterson says the trailer for the upcoming Lifetime movie "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" is hilarious, his attorney said.
Court says Drew Peterson must stay in jail

Court says Drew Peterson must stay in jail

CHICAGO, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson will remain in jail while prosecutors appeal a ruling on the use of evidence in the former police officer's murder trial, an Illinois court said.

Peterson trial postponed

JOLIET, Ill., July 7 (UPI) -- The trial of former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson on charges of killing his third wife was postponed Wednesday after prosecutors filed an appeal.

Couple fight over 3-year-old's religion

CHICAGO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- An estranged couple in Chicago has gone public with their battle over their 3-year-old daughter's religious education.
Peterson's stepdaughter says he abused her

Peterson's stepdaughter says he abused her

CHICAGO, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The stepdaughter of Drew Peterson, the man charged with killing his third wife, says she was mentally and physically abused by the ex-Illinois police officer.

Peterson's lawyers challenge hearsay law

JOLIET, Ill., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a former Illinois police officer charged with murder, used comedy, the Bible and history to argue against a hearsay law, court records showed.

Drew Peterson's trial postponed

JOLIET, Ill., July 14 (UPI) -- An Illinois judge agreed Tuesday to postpone the trial of former police officer Drew Peterson on charges of killing his third wife.

Drew Peterson's bail will not be lowered

JOLIET, Ill., June 7 (UPI) -- The $20 million bail keeping accused killer Drew Peterson in police custody will not be lowered as requested by his lawyers, an Illinois appellate court says.

Peterson attorneys want judge removed

JOLIET, Ill., May 31 (UPI) -- Attorneys for former police officer Drew Peterson say the presiding judge in his murder trial in Will County, Ill., should be replaced.
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