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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 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...
  • Courtroom Updates: Drew Peterson Trial

    Courtroom Updates: Drew Peterson Trial
    Jury selection continues today for Drew Peterson's trial on charges that he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. Five men and three women were seated late Monday after 12 hours of questioning. By midday today, all 12 jurors had been...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago Tribune coverage of the Drew Peterson murder trial

    Chicago Tribune coverage of the Drew Peterson murder trial
    Covering a local story as heavily scrutinized as the Drew Peterson trial requires foresight, planning and teamwork. Peterson is on trial for the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Reporters Steve Schmadeke, Andy Grimm and Matthew Walberg will...
  • 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...
  • Investigators expected to take stand today at Peterson trial

    Investigators expected to take stand today at Peterson trial
    Two investigators who led what prosecutors say was an inept inquiry into the 2004 drowning of Kathleen Savio are expected to take the stand today in the Drew Peterson murder trial. Savio's death was at first treated as a household accident. Prosecutors...