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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 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...
  • Joel Brodsky withdraws from Drew Peterson's defense

    Joel Brodsky withdraws from Drew Peterson's defense
    Attorney Joel Brodsky announced Tuesday that he is withdrawing as Drew Peterson's defense attorney. In the weeks after he was convicted of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio, it was clear that Peterson was wavering and had serious doubts about Joel...
  • Police end 5-day search for Stacy Peterson

    Police end 5-day search for Stacy Peterson
    State police and FBI agents ended their five-day search for Stacy Peterson at a Shorewood forest preserve without finding her body, officials said. The ongoing search has raised speculation that maybe investigators have found new clues in the case. ...
  • Drew Peterson files appeal, cites ineffective counsel

    Drew Peterson files appeal, cites ineffective counsel
    On Friday, Drew Peterson asked a judge to throw out his conviction for the murder of third wife Kathleen Savio or grant him a new trial. Peterson's re-formed legal team presented his appeal Friday to Will County Judge Edward Burmilla. The appeal cites...
  • Christopher Vaughn gets life in prison for killing wife, 3 kids

    Christopher Vaughn gets life in prison for killing wife, 3 kids
    Christopher Vaughn was sentenced to four life terms this morning for fatally shooting his wife and three children after pulling off an expressway in 2007. Vaughn looked over his shoulder at his family as he was led away after being sentenced by Judge...
  • Drew Peterson sentenced to 38 years in Kathleen Savio murder

     
    Retired Illinois police Sgt. Drew Peterson has been sentenced to 38 years in prison for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio....
  • Drew Peterson Found Guilty of Murdering 3rd Wife

    Drew Peterson Found Guilty of Murdering 3rd Wife
    JOLIET, Ill. -- An Illinois jury on Thursday found former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson guilty of murder in the 2004 death of his ex-wife. The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for nearly 14 hours total before delivering its...
  • WGN Radio presents 'The People v. Drew Peterson'

    WGN Radio presents 'The People v. Drew Peterson'
    In May, 2009, WGN Radio, working with Karen Conti and the late Greg Adamski, produced a mock trial featuring closing arguments and jury deliberations using facts from the Drew Peterson case.  As the real case is now reaching the trial phase, we thought it...
  • Peterson prosecutors argue against 'Drew's Law'

    Peterson prosecutors argue against 'Drew's Law'
    In attempting to get hearsay statements admitted in Drew Peterson’s murder case, Will County prosecutors today found themselves arguing against the very law they helped create. Saddled with a botched police investigation several years ago, State&...