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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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  • Rob Lowe as Drew Peterson? What the?!

    Rob Lowe as Drew Peterson? What the?!
    I'm not saying that an actor can't ugly up to play a role, but this news is ridiculous: Rob Lowe will star as accused wife killer Drew Peterson in Lifetime's TV movie "The Drew Peterson Story, aka Lady Killer." Ahhh, Lifetime, I do love your torn-from-...
  • Rob Lowe? Peterson prefers Denzel Washington

    Rob Lowe? Peterson prefers Denzel Washington
    Drew Peterson says he's a little disappointed that Rob Lowe will play him in a movie being made by the Lifetime network. "If I was ever in a movie, I was hoping that I would be portrayed by Denzel Washington, but I guess Rob Lowe is OK," Peterson told...
  • 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&...
  • Oak Brook votes to fire Drew Peterson's son

    Oak Brook votes to fire Drew Peterson's son
    Oak Brook police and fire commissioners dismissed police officer Stephen Peterson today for obstructing an investigation into the disappearance of the wife of his father, Drew Peterson. Commissioners voted 3-0 to terminate the 31-year-old officer, who...
  • Drew Peterson prosecutors seek to limit email use by lawyers in case

    Drew Peterson prosecutors seek to limit email use by lawyers in case
    Will County prosecutors will be back in court Friday, after filing an emergency motion to curtail all parties in the Drew Peterson case from discussing legal and logistical matters via e-mail.  The motion to “limit electronic communication”...
  • Judge in Peterson trial: Pastor may testify about statements Stacy Peterson made

    Judge in Peterson trial: Pastor may testify about statements Stacy Peterson made
    A key piece of testimony in prosecutors’ case against Drew Peterson – statements his now-missing fourth wife made to a pastor about what she saw Peterson doing around the time his third wife drowned in a bathtub – might be allowed at...
  • 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...
  • Drew Peterson backs longtime attorney

    Drew Peterson backs longtime attorney
    Drew Peterson backed his longtime attorney in court today after a legal skirmish by another defense team to intervene in his post-trial motions. Lead counsel Joel Brodsky and attorneys John Paul Carroll and Michelle Gonzalez clashed over who will...
  • Drew Peterson files appeal, cites ineffective counsel

    Drew Peterson files appeal, cites ineffective counsel
    Drew Peterson began the uphill battle to overturn his murder conviction today, filing a motion for a new trial that could force his former lead attorney to testify about how he allegedly botched the case. Peterson, 58, was convicted in September of...
  • 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...
  • 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...