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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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  • Peterson verdict updates: Final holdout swayed by hearsay testimony

    Peterson verdict updates: Final holdout swayed by hearsay testimony
    Continual coverage of Drew Peterson's conviction for murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio. -------------------- 7:50 p.m. Final holdout swayed by hearsay testimony The final holdout juror said he finally decided Drew Peterson was guilty after...
  • Final holdout juror: 'It was only the hearsay that convicted him'

    Final holdout juror: 'It was only the hearsay that convicted him'
    The final juror to change his mind and decide that Drew Peterson was guilty of killing his third wife Kathleen Savio says he was persuaded by hearsay testimony. “It was only the hearsay that convicted him," said Ron Supalo of Bolingbrook. Supalo...
  • A joke, a tug of a tie and Peterson trial begins

    A joke, a tug of a tie and Peterson trial begins
    Drew Peterson joked and talked with his attorneys this morning as he put on a black and gray striped tie at the Joliet courthouse, a stark contrast to the tension before one of the highest profile trials in Will County history. Dozens of journalists...
  • Peterson trial updates: Stacy Peterson family pleased with testimony

    Peterson trial updates: Stacy Peterson family pleased with testimony
    Continual coverage of the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. -------------------- 5:25 p.m. Stacy Peterson family pleased with first day's testimony The spokeswoman for the family of Stacy Peterson said she was...
  • 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....
  • Down goes Peterson!

     
    I had (and have) no doubt that Drew Peterson murdered Kathleen Savio but I had significant doubt that jurors would convict him of the crime, as they did today, on the evidence presented against him. Also, despite the chesty declarations......
  • 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,......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Peterson lawyer: Lifetime movie may affect jury pool

    Peterson lawyer: Lifetime movie may affect jury pool
    Five days before his murder trial begins, Drew Peterson is in court for a final pre-trial hearing in Joliet Wednesday. The former Bolingbrook police officer is charged with killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. She was found dead in a dry...