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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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  • 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 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....
  • 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&...
  • 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: Letter from jail

    Drew Peterson: Letter from jail
    Two years ago this month, Drew Peterson was arrested for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. He is also a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. Soon after his arrest, a judge prohibited him from talking to the media....
  • Victory for prosecutors: Court allows hearsay statements in Peterson case

    Victory for prosecutors: Court allows hearsay statements in Peterson case
    Will County prosecutors have scored a significant victory in their case against Drew Peterson, with an appellate court granting their request to use several hearsay statements at the former Bolingbrook police officer's murder trial.   In a divided...
  • Appellate court rules in prosecutors' favor in Peterson case

    Appellate court rules in prosecutors' favor in Peterson case
    It is a major setback to the Drew Peterson defense team-- an appeals court ruling today that so-called ‘hearsay evidence’ can be used by prosecutors preparing to try the former Bolingbrook cop for the murder of his third wife. What the ruling...
  • Lifetime's 'Untouchable' throws the book at Drew Peterson

    Lifetime's 'Untouchable' throws the book at Drew Peterson
    It's rare that you can say a piece of television is inevitable. But throughout the media circus following the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, the notion that there would be a Drew Peterson Lifetime movie was about as close to a sure thing as you could...
  • Lifetime's 'Drew Peterson: Untouchable' guilty of cheesiness

    Lifetime's 'Drew Peterson: Untouchable' guilty of cheesiness
    I’d get in a heap of trouble if I wrote my opinion on whether Drew Peterson was guilty of murder. The makers of the new Lifetime movie, “Drew Peterson: Untouchable” (7 p.m. Jan. 21, Lifetime; 1 star), however, do not have a problem...
  • Drew Peterson calls Rob Lowe's portrayal of him 'hysterical'

    Drew Peterson calls Rob Lowe's portrayal of him 'hysterical'
    Sitting Saturday in the Will County Jail, Drew Peterson watched a Lifetime movie about the five years leading up to his arrest and found it "hysterical." His missing fourth wife's family, meanwhile, was stunned by the inaccuracies and jumbled timeline....