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Drew Peterson appeals conviction for killing third wife

Drew Peterson appeals conviction for killing third wife

CHICAGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Drew Peterson, the Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer convicted of killing his third wife, have asked a state appeals court to grant him a new trial.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.
Setback for Peterson prosecution

Setback for Peterson prosecution

JOLIET, Ill., July 21 (UPI) -- Hearsay statements indicating Drew Peterson killed two of his wives are not reliable enough for a jury to hear at his trial, an Illinois judge has ruled.

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.
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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 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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