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Kathleen Savio

Kathleen Savio
The third wife of Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson, Savio, 40, was discovered by neighbors in her home in an empty bathtub with a 1-inch gash on the back of her scalp in 2004. Savio and Peterson were divorced, but the details of the divorce settlement were weeks away from being finalized when she died. Her death originally was ruled an accidental drowning, but authorities later said it was a homicide staged to look like an accident. Peterson is now in jail on murder charges in the death, and has pleaded not guilty.
The third wife of Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson, Savio, 40, was discovered by neighbors in her home in an empty bathtub with a 1-inch gash on the back of her scalp in 2004. Savio and Peterson were divorced, but the details of the divorce settlement were weeks away from being finalized when she died. Her death originally was ruled an accidental drowning, but authorities later said it was a homicide staged to look like an accident. Peterson is now in jail on murder charges in the death, and has pleaded not guilty. « Show less

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  • Drew Peterson, expected to file appeal next month, has a lot to say

    Drew Peterson, expected to file appeal next month, has a lot to say
    Drew Peterson is expected to formally challenge his conviction next month — and his attorneys apparently have plenty to say about it. Peterson's lawyers recently submitted their third request for permission to exceed the 50-page limit imposed on...
  • Peterson lawyers cite attorney, judge mistakes in appeal

    Peterson lawyers cite attorney, judge mistakes in appeal
    Drew Peterson continued the uphill battle to overturn his murder conviction this week, as his lawyers filed an appeal arguing that both his former defense attorney and the trial judge made mistakes that prejudiced the jury against him. In a filing...
  • Rob Lowe whines about being too pretty

    Rob Lowe whines about being too pretty
    Talented, rich, handsome—Rob Lowe has it tough. In an interview to promote his second memoir, "Love Life," Lowe tells The New York Times magazine that good-looking people have a hard time of it in Hollywood. Only now, he says, is he scoring the...
  • Board to consider if Drew Peterson will lose police pension

    Board to consider if Drew Peterson will lose police pension
    The Bolingbrook Police Pension Board this afternoon voted to hold hearings to determine whether retired sergeant and convicted killer Drew Peterson should lose his retirement pension. The five-person board voted unanimously to conduct the hearings,...
  • For retired police officer, Father's Day an affair of the heart

    For retired police officer, Father's Day an affair of the heart
    The Illinois State Police captain was used to taking command in high-profile cases, among them overseeing dozens of officers in the investigation that led to the arrest of former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson. But in September, when a life-...
  • Peterson judge sets hearings for new trial motion, sentencing

    Peterson judge sets hearings for new trial motion, sentencing
    A Will County judge is scheduled to hear Drew Peterson’s motion for a new trial on Feb. 19 and the next day has been set aside for a sentencing hearing at which prosecutors will put on evidence that he also murdered his fourth wife, Stacy. The...
  • Former Peterson attorney sues replacement, Tribune

    Former Peterson attorney sues replacement, Tribune
    Joel Brodsky, an attorney who represented Drew Peterson before he withdrew from the legal team in October, has filed a libel lawsuit against attorney Steven Greenberg and Tribune Co., among others. Brodsky says that a letter obtained by the Chicago...
  • Brodsky target says lawsuit filed 'out of spite'

    Brodsky target says lawsuit filed 'out of spite'
    A day after his former colleague on Drew Peterson’s defense team filed a libel lawsuit against him, lawyer Steven Greenberg fired back in a news release, calling Joel Brodsky’s complaint “frivolous” and filled with accusations made...
  • Drew Peterson case: Brodsky takes stand

    Drew Peterson case: Brodsky takes stand
    Joel Brodsky, once the lead attorney in Drew Peterson's murder trial, was waiting in the hallway Tuesday when his former legal teammates asked that he be brought to the stand. Brodsky refused to enter the courtroom, and a deputy relayed the message to...
  • Drew Peterson moved to Menard prison, 3rd prison since sentencing

    Drew Peterson moved to Menard prison, 3rd prison since sentencing
    Drew Peterson has been relocated to his third prison in less than a week. The former Bolingbrook police sergeant is now at Menard Correctional Center, a maximum security facility that is currently on lockdown because of a recent assault on staff...
  • Judge upholds Oak Brook's decision to fire Drew Peterson's son

    Judge upholds Oak Brook's decision to fire Drew Peterson's son
    Drew Peterson's son deserved to lose his police badge for his actions following the 2007 disappearance of Peterson's young wife, a DuPage County judge ruled this morning. Stephen Peterson, 33, was fired from the Oak Brook Police Department in 2011 after...