Jury convicts Drew Peterson of 3rd wife's death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- A jury has convicted former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson of murdering his third wife.

Jurors returned with a guilty verdict against Drew Peterson on Thursday in the 2004 death of Kathleen Savio.

The 58-year-old Peterson faces a maximum 60-year prison term.

Savio's body was found in her bathtub in 2004. Authorities initially ruled the 40-year-old died accidentally. Her death was reclassified after Peterson's 23-year-old fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, vanished in 2007.

Authorities presume Stacy Peterson is dead, though her body has never been found. Drew Peterson is a suspect but has not been charged in her disappearance.

As authorities investigated what happened to the women, Drew Peterson gained a national reputation as unsavory and tactless, often cracking off-color jokes about the case.


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  • by james on Sep 6, 2012 at 10:36 PM
    Moral of the story is ladies make sure you do a full backround check on the fellows you choose to bring home
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      by Realist on Sep 7, 2012 at 02:02 PM in reply to james
      He didn't have a background to check. It would have come back clean. This would have only given the ladies a false sense of security. Learn to know people in general. A person with character is not one who has never messed up. A person with character is one who takes responsibility for their actions. A person who says that they have never messed up I would never trust.
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