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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 convicted of murdering Kathleen Savio, isn't so 'Untouchable' anymore

     
    Drew Peterson was found guilty of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio, on Thursday (Sept. 6), eliciting gasps of shock from the courtroom gallery in Joliet, Ill....
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review WTTW-Ch. 11: Host Joel Weisman with Chuck Goudie, ABC-7 News - Mick Dumke,......
  • 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 pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Drew Peterson: Ex-cop arrested on murder charges in '04 death of third wife

    Drew Peterson: Ex-cop arrested on murder charges in '04 death of third wife
    Drew Peterson, whose third wife died mysteriously and fourth wife vanished, had taunted authorities to come and get him -- when he wasn't clowning for the cameras. On Thursday, they came for him. Peterson, 55, was arrested at an intersection near his...
  • 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&...