Peterson lawyers prepare appeal; Will Co. looks into Stacy's death

Drew Peterson's attorneys are already preparing to appeal Peterson's murder conviction, while the Will County State's Attorney will look into charging Peterson with killing his fourth wife, Stacy.

"We're going to be sitting down with a team of attorneys, and looking at the Stacy Peterson case, and trouble-shooting that, and seeing if we have enough to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. And, we'll be making that decision in the near future," said Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow.

"We believe we have great grounds, many great grounds, for an appeal here. Every single witness that was called in this case had a constitutional case that was attached to him or her. There were also evidentiary issues, and we'll appeal those to the appelate court and if necessary, go beyond that," said Peterson's attorney Joel Brodsky. 

A jury found Peterson guilty on Thursday of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in March 2004.

The jurors were scheduled to hold a news conference after 1 p.m. to discuss their guilty verdict in the case, Will County officials said.

“We finally did it, after all these years. We finally did it and we got justice. We got Drew,” said Savio’s sister Susan Doman.

A jury of seven men and five women found Peterson guilty of beating and drowning Savio in her bathtub. They deliberated for more than 13 hours over the last day and a half before reaching the verdict.

Peterson faces up to 60 years in prison when he's sentenced on November 26. He has already spent 3 and a half years in Will County Jail and he's been on trial for more than five weeks.

Hundreds of people gathered outside the courthouse to show there support for the Savio family and the Will County State's Attorney. When Peterson's attorneys came out of the courthouse, they booed. When prosecutors came out, they cheered.

Inside the courtroom, Peterson sat expressionless as Judge Ed Burmila read the guilty verdict.

Peterson's defense lawyers say there is no physical evidence he killed her.

"You know what they say, a conviction is the first step in a successful appeal," said Peterson's lead defense attorney Joel Brodsky. "No, I wouldn't do anything different."