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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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police alerted about email between Peterson attorneys

    Police alerted about email between Peterson attorneys
    In a continuation of the public falling out between two men who have represented Drew Peterson in court, attorney Joel Brodsky alerted police this week to an email from attorney Steve Greenberg that Brodsky claims made a threat against him. The two...
  • Peterson's ex-attorney slams rival in court filing

    Peterson's ex-attorney slams rival in court filing
    In an unusual motion, Drew Peterson's former defense attorney is calling his defense-team rival "mentally ill," accusing him of leaking documents to the Chicago Tribune and speculating that he may be called to testify before a grand jury investigating his...
  • Peterson: Ex-attorney had 'smorgasbord of ethical violations'

    Peterson: Ex-attorney had 'smorgasbord of ethical violations'
    Drew Peterson continued efforts to overturn his murder conviction Thursday as his lawyers filed a biting post-trial document that accuses his former lead attorney of botching the case and threatening to reveal harmful information about the retired...