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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.

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.
No sign of Stacy Peterson on Ill. farm

No sign of Stacy Peterson on Ill. farm

PEORIA, Ill., June 6 (UPI) -- Searchers say they may return to the central Illinois farm where they spent part of the weekend searching for the body of Stacy Peterson.
Peterson dig suspended

Peterson dig suspended

PEORIA, Ill., June 5 (UPI) -- Investigators dug in a wooded area near Peoria, Ill., Saturday, working from what were described as "pretty solid leads" in the search for Stacy Peterson.

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.
Peterson gun charge reinstated

Peterson gun charge reinstated

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A felony gun charge has been reinstated against a former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant charged with killing his third wife, authorities said.
Attorney: Stacy Peterson talked extortion

Attorney: Stacy Peterson talked extortion

JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Stacy Peterson discussed extorting money from her husband and suspected killer, retired Illinois police officer Drew Peterson, an attorney says.
Lawyer: Peterson wife said 'Drew did it'

Lawyer: Peterson wife said 'Drew did it'

CHICAGO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Accused killer Drew Petersen's third wife Kathleen Savio told her lawyer if she died "you need to let people know that Drew did it," an Illinois court heard.
Witness: Savio afraid of Peterson

Witness: Savio afraid of Peterson

JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A neighbor of Kathleen Savio testified Monday at a pretrial hearing for Drew Peterson's murder trial in Illinois that Savio was terrified of her ex-husband.
Investigator says Peterson uncooperative

Investigator says Peterson uncooperative

JOLIET, Ill., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson was not cooperative with police after the disappearance of his fourth wife, an Illinois State Police special agent testified Wednesday.
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