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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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  • 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...
  • Bathtub may figure in Peterson murder trial

    Bathtub may figure in Peterson murder trial
    Prosecutors in Drew Peterson's upcoming murder trial have failed to convince a judge to let them bring in the bathtub where Peterson's third wife was found dead. Kathleen Savio was killed in 2004; but it took a second autopsy, years later, to determine...
  • 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...
  • Peterson trial begins with jury selection, hearsay decision

    Peterson trial begins with jury selection, hearsay decision
    Jury selection began Monday in the Drew Peterson murder trial, but before it started, a possible blow was dealt to the prosecution. Judge¬†Judge Edward Burmila decided that the hearsay statements from Peterson’s wives to friends and relatives are...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...