Peterson Lawyer Says New Autopsy Results Don't Point to Him

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Chicago (AP) Authorities in Illinois now say the death of former police officer Drew Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, was no accident.

Peterson’s attorney says new autopsy results don't implicate his client. Joel Brodsky tells CBS' “The Early Show” that “nothing points to” Peterson.

Peterson had come under suspicion in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, last year, and during the investigation, authorities exhumed the body of Savio, who died in 2004.

A coroner's jury had originally said Savio's death was an accidental drowning. But now the state's attorney's office says the second autopsy finds that Savio was murdered.

Savio had been found dead shortly before her divorce from Peterson was finalized. She had filed an order of protection two years earlier, saying she feared Peterson could kill her.

Savio's relatives say they always believed she was murdered.

Authorities aren't saying who they think is responsible for her death.


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