5:05 p.m. Testimony done for the day
The judge has sent the jury home for the day. Testimony is scheduled to resume Tuesday.
5 p.m. Defense doesn't call Peterson's son
The defense shifts gears and does not call Tom Peterson, son of Drew Peterson and Kathleen Savio, as its next witness. The next witness is an Illinois State Police investigator.
4:40 p.m. Son of Peterson, Savio to testify
Defense attorney Joel Brodsky said the next witness will be Tom Peterson, son of Drew Peterson and Kathleen Savio. Tom Peterson was valedictorian of his Bolingbrook High School class in 2011.
4:30 p.m. Judge delays hearing on Savio attorney
Judge Edward Burmila has delayed until Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. a hearing on whether Kathleen Savio's divorce attorney Harry Smith can testify that Stacy Peterson called him in 2007 and asked if she could get more money out of Drew Peterson if she told police he had killed Savio.
The two sides are arguing over whether it is proper for defense attorneys to use Smith's testimony to attack testimony from Pastor Neil Schori, who has testified that Stacy told him Peterson coached her to lie to state police about his alleged slaying of Savio.
Burmila has asked that the jury be brought back into the courtroom.
3:50 p.m. FBI agent testifies
Defense attorneys have called an FBI special agent to cast doubt on Bolingbrook Police Sgt. James Coughlin, who testified Peterson told him he’d be better off if Kathleen Savio was dead.
Special agent Joseph Basile testified that Coughlin told him in 2008 he saw Drew Peterson when he peeked into a courtroom where Peterson’s divorce from Savio was being heard.
That account conflicts with the version Coughlin was told police and testified to at trial. Couglin said the encounter took place in a courthouse hallway near the elevator.
But in both accounts, Coughlin heard Peterson say “My life would be much easier if she were dead” or words to that effect, according to Basile and past testimony.
3:35 p.m. Savio had $1 million life insurance policy
Joseph Steadman testified that in 1997 a $1 million insurance policy was taken out on Kathleen Savio’s life with Drew Peterson as the beneficiary.
The policy was changed in 2002 as part of the couple’s divorce with Peterson’s and Savio’s two boys named as the beneficiaries.