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Peterson convicted by 'voices from the grave'

Peterson convicted by 'voices from the grave'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- How could former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson be convicted in large part on hearsay evidence -- the words of someone who was not in court but reported by a third party -- when the Constitution gives any defendant the right to confront his accuser?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
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.
Day 1 ends with no Peterson trial verdict

Day 1 ends with no Peterson trial verdict

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Jurors in Joliet, Ill., trying to decide whether Drew Peterson murdered his third wife went home for the night Wednesday without reaching a verdict.

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."

Peterson silent as defense rests its case

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Prosecutors ended their rebuttal case Thursday in the trial of former suburban Chicago police Sgt. Drew Peterson, accused of killing his third wife.
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.

Defense in ex-cop's trial seeks mistrial

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Lawyers for former Illinois police officer and murder suspect Drew Peterson requested a mistrial Tuesday after a prosecutor introduced a barred topic.
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.

Peterson allegedly pinned wife by neck

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson, an ex-cop on trial in Illinois accused of killing his third wife, allegedly asked Kathleen Savio, "Why don't you just die?" a friend testified.
Judge gets 'hot tip' in Peterson trial

Judge gets 'hot tip' in Peterson trial

CHICAGO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The trial of Drew Peterson began the seventh day of testimony in a Chicago-area courtroom with the judge joking that he had received a hot tip.

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.
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Drew Walter Peterson (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.

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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kathleen Savio."
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