Continual coverage of the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

3:15 p.m. Trial to resume Monday

Judge Edward Burmila has adjourned the trial for the day. Prosecutors are expected to rest on Monday. Burmila has run the trial from Tuesdays to Fridays but this week decided to add Mondays due to the slow pace of the trial.

3:05 p.m. Prosecutors expect to rest Monday

Prosecutors in the Drew Peterson case now expect to rest their case on Monday. Attorneys are working out which documents from Peterson’s divorce from Kathleen Savio can be admitted as evidence.

It’s still unclear whether prosecutors will call any witnesses Monday.

Divorce attorney Harry Smith has been ordered by Judge Edward Burmila to be available Monday as a possible witness for the defense.

2:50 p.m. Prosecution case on hold

Kathleen Savio's divorce attorney Harry Smith will not be called today but is scheduled to be back in court Monday. Judge Edward Burmila is still off the bench. It's not yet clear how prosecutors will proceed this afternoon.


1:20 p.m. Savio divorce attorney may testify

Kathleen Savio's divorce attorney Harry Smith is expected to testify this afternoon, said Will County state's attorney spokesman Charles Pelkie.

11:55 a.m. Trial on lunch break

Both sides are haggling over issues related to divorce documents and whether they should be admitted.

Judge Edward Burmila sent the jury to lunch and the trial was adjourned until 1:15 p.m.


11:15 a.m. Details of Peterson's training in question

Defense attorneys pressed Bolingbrook Police Lt. Brian Hafner on whether he knew details about what Drew Peterson was taught about evidence handling and crime scene investigation.

"Do you know if they taught how to stage a crime scene," attorney Steve Greenberg asked on cross.