A few months later, Stacy Peterson contacted Savio's divorce attorney, Harry Smith, and asked if she could use her knowledge of Peterson's murder of Savio in her own divorce case, Koch said.
“It wasn't if she had information, it wasn't I might have information, it was I have information about how he killed Kathy,” Koch said. “How.”
11:15 a.m. Jury reminded of sisters' testimony
Anna Doman told the jury that six weeks before her death, Kathleen Savio told her sister that Drew Peterson said he was going to kill her, that she wasn't going to make it to the divorce, get the kids or his pension, and that he could make her death look like an accident.
Savio's other sister, Sue Doman, said the alleged victim told her substantially the same thing, as did Kristin Anderson — who's family lived with Savio briefly in 2003 — and Mary Parks, who attended nursing school with Savio.
“This isn't one person. This is multiple people coming in here saying Savio said, 'He told me he would kill me and make it look like an accident,’” Koch said, again appealing to the jurors to use their common sense.
11:10 a.m. Defense raising objections
The defense team has raised numerous objections during the prosecution’s closing argument, but Judge Edward Burmila has denied all but two of them, saying that the jury heard the evidence and can judge whether the state's arguments are consistent with the facts.
11:05 a.m. Motive was money, prosecutor says
Prosecutor Chris Koch said jurors should use the testimony about Drew Peterson holding Kathleen Savio captive in her home in July 2002 to show that he intended to prevent her from getting any of his money in the divorce.
“The motive is clear — 'I don't want to pay you anything.' The intent is clear — he had a knife to her throat.”
Jurors should treat the testimony of Jeffrey Pachter the same way, Koch said.
Pachter, who testified that Peterson offered him $25,000 to find a hit man to “take care” of Savio, said Peterson told him later not to worry about it because Savio was dead.
Koch said jurors can look at other testimony to find that Pachter was telling the truth, such as the fact that Pachter said Peterson told him Savio worked at Red Lobster, something other witnesses corroborated.
Kock argued that Pachter's knowledge of where Savio worked shows the witness was also telling the truth about Peterson's offer to pay for a hit.