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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 police pension hearing begins in Bolingbrook

    Drew Peterson police pension hearing begins in Bolingbrook
    Bolingbrook officials held a hearing Friday to determine whether former Sgt. Drew Peterson should lose his annual $79,000 police pension after being convicted of murdering his wife, but they haven't come to any conclusions yet. To revoke his pension,...
  • Drew Peterson to stand trial in July in murder-for-hire case

    Drew Peterson to stand trial in July in murder-for-hire case
    Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer charged with trying to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison for his third wife's death, will stand trial in southern Illinois this summer. A Randolph County judge on Tuesday set a...
  • Drew Peterson to return to court over murder-for-hire allegations

    Drew Peterson to return to court over murder-for-hire allegations
    Drew Peterson will be back in a downstate courtroom Tuesday morning, as prosecutors lay out their case against him in an alleged murder-for-hire plot targeting Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. Peterson, 61, was accused last month of...
  • 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-...
  • 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,...
  • Bathtub that Peterson's 3rd wife drowned in won't be allowed in court

    Bathtub that Peterson's 3rd wife drowned in won't be allowed in court
    The bathtub Drew Peterson's third wife drowned in won't be brought into court at his trial later this month, a judge ruled Tuesday, but jurors still might be allowed to see it if authorities reinstall the tub in her Bolingbrook home. Judge Edward Burmila...
  • Prosecutors in Peterson trial can't bring bathtub into court

    Prosecutors in Peterson trial can't bring bathtub into court
    Prosecutors in the Drew Peterson case cannot bring the bathtub where Kathleen Savio drowned into the courtroom to be inspected by jurors, a Will County judge ruled this morning. Prosecutors said they could reinstall the bathtub in Savio’s...
  • 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...