Peterson's stepdaughter says he abused her

Peterson's stepdaughter says he abused her

CHICAGO, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The stepdaughter of Drew Peterson, the man charged with killing his third wife, says she was mentally and physically abused by the ex-Illinois police officer.

Peterson's lawyers challenge hearsay law

JOLIET, Ill., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a former Illinois police officer charged with murder, used comedy, the Bible and history to argue against a hearsay law, court records showed.
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.

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.

Police say remains not Peterson, Stebic

JOLIET, Ill., May 28 (UPI) -- Illinois state police say the human remains found along the Des Plaines River were not those of missing persons Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic.

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.
No I.D. yet on body found in Ill. river

No I.D. yet on body found in Ill. river

CHICAGO, May 21 (UPI) -- An autopsy on skeletal remains pulled from an Illinois river failed to determine whether they were those of a man or woman, police said Thursday.

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 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.

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.

Drew Peterson's brother voices suspicions

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- The stepbrother of former Illinois police Sgt. Drew Peterson says Peterson asked him odd questions after the 2007 disappearance of Peterson's wife.

Immunity offered in case of missing woman

JOLIET, Ill., March 6 (UPI) -- Illinois prosecutors offered immunity 17 months ago to a man whose testimony they sought in the case of a missing suburban Chicago woman, a document reveals.

Drew Peterson's fiancee moves back in

BOLLINGBROOK, Ill., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Ernie Raines says he is beside himself that his daughter has decided to move back in with her erstwhile fiance, ex-Illinois police officer Drew Peterson.

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.
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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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