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.

Judge holds hearing on Peterson witnesses

JOLIET, Ill., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The aunt of Drew Peterson's missing fourth wife testified Tuesday the former Illinois police officer boasted "he could kill and make it look like an accident."

Missing wife feared husband, court is told

CHICAGO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The missing fourth wife of Drew Peterson told a neighbor if she disappeared then he had killed her, a neighbor of the former Illinois police officer testified.

Peterson brother: Stacy was in barrel

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The stepbrother of accused killer Drew Peterson says he helped Peterson remove his fourth wife's body from the couple's suburban Chicago home.
Hearsay witness testifies vs. Peterson

Hearsay witness testifies vs. Peterson

JOLIET, Ill., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- An Illinois judge evaluating hearsay evidence heard Tuesday accused killer Drew Peterson threatened his late wife, court watchers said.
Drew Peterson sues over home equity line

Drew Peterson sues over home equity line

BOLLINGBROOK, Ill., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Accused killer Drew Peterson is suing JP Morgan Chase after his home-equity credit line was cut off.
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Stacy Peterson
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)

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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