Peterson lawyer wants hearsay law stricken

Peterson lawyer wants hearsay law stricken

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- An Illinois law that allows hearsay evidence is unconstitutional and should not be used against Drew Peterson in the death of his wife, defense lawyers said.
New autopsy for Peterson's third wife

New autopsy for Peterson's third wife

CHICAGO, July 23 (UPI) -- The third wife of former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson wasn't the victim of an accidental bathtub drowning, the results of a new autopsy indicate.

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.

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.

Drew Peterson allegedly sought hit man

JOLIET, Ill., May 22 (UPI) -- A former police officer in Illinois, Drew Peterson, tried to hire someone to kill his third wife the year before her death, a prosecutor alleged Friday.
New judge sought in Peterson case

New judge sought in Peterson case

JOLIET, Ill., May 18 (UPI) -- A former suburban Chicago police officer pleaded innocent Monday in the death of his third wife five years ago, court officials said.
Peterson says he'll be found innocent

Peterson says he'll be found innocent

CHICAGO, May 15 (UPI) -- A suburban Chicago man whose fourth wife is missing says he'll "probably be found innocent" of the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Peterson's lawyer to seek bail reduction

BOLLINGBROOK, Ill., May 11 (UPI) -- A former Illinois police sergeant charged with his third wife's death is being persecuted by an overzealous prosecutor, a defense lawyer said.

Drew Peterson jokes at court appearance

JOLIET, Ill., May 8 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson, the former Illinois police officer suspected of killing two wives, made a brief court appearance Friday, joking with the news media.
Drew Peterson and his many wives

Drew Peterson and his many wives

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The Drew Peterson case continues to read like a black-comedy version of "The Silence of the Lambs" done by "Monty Python's Flying Circus," with the Keystone Cops standing in for the FBI.

Attorney for Peterson downplays charges

CHICAGO, May 8 (UPI) -- Attorney Joel Brodsky said Friday during appearances on U.S. morning news shows the case against his client, Drew Peterson, is circumstantial at best.

Drew Peterson arrested in 3rd wife's death

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., May 7 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson, a former Illinois police sergeant, was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, police said.

Official hints at new Peterson evidence

JOLIET, Ill., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- An official in Will County, Ill., says the new year should bring about new evidence in the cases of former police officer Drew Peterson's last two wives.

Publicist confirms new Peterson engagement

CHICAGO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson, suspected in the death of one of his past wives, is engaged to a 23-year-old woman, his publicist says.

Ill. law to impact Peterson case

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Illinois House has given final approval to a measure that may result in ex-police officer Drew Peterson being prosecuted on homicide charges.
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Kathleen Savio

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.

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