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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.
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.
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.
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.

No bathtub in court for Peterson trial

JOLIET, Ill., July 4 (UPI) -- Prosecutors cannot bring into court the bathtub where a former Illinois police officer, Drew Peterson, allegedly killed his third wife, a judge says.
Jailed Drew Peterson resents 'sinister' image

Jailed Drew Peterson resents 'sinister' image

JOLIET, Ill., June 4 (UPI) -- Former police officer Drew Peterson says he's "sick of being called sinister" as he awaits trial in Joliet, Ill., for allegedly killing his third wife.

Judge rips Peterson prosecutors over motion

JOLIET, Ill., May 26 (UPI) -- The judge in the case of ex-Bolingbrook, Ill., police Sgt, Drew Peterson, charged with drowning his third wife, ripped prosecutors for a motion about e-mails.
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.

Ill. court to reconsider Peterson hearsay

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.
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.
Is Stacy Peterson dead?

Is Stacy Peterson dead?

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The disappearance of Stacy Peterson, the fourth wife of a former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant, remains a potential homicide three years later, police say.

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.

Pastor to give hearsay evidence in trial

JOLIET, Ill., June 25 (UPI) -- An Illinois pastor can testify Stacy Peterson told him her husband coaxed her into giving a false alibi the weekend of his third wife's death, a judge ruled.
Baden: Fox News producer assisted him

Baden: Fox News producer assisted him

JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Michael Baden, one of the best-known U.S. medical examiners, acknowledged Friday a Fox News producer assisted him at the autopsy on Drew Peterson's ex-wife.

Expert witness: Savio death accidental

JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- An expert witness testified Wednesday he believes the death of former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, was accidental.

Peterson evidence hearing almost over

JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A hearing on which hearsay evidence can be admitted in the murder trial of former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson is about to end, court observers said.
Professor: Peterson can't get fair trial

Professor: Peterson can't get fair trial

JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A Chicago law professor says pre-trial proceedings for Drew Peterson make it impossible for the former Bolingbrook, Ill., policeman to get a fair trial.
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