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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's lawyers to Hollywood: Knock it off!

     
    The letter below was sent by Chicago attorney Walter Maksym to a variety of people and companies involved in the production of the film “Ladykiller: The Drew Peterson Story” July 12, 2011 Please be advised that I represent Drew W.......
  • People v. Peterson, the Appellate Court decision

     
    Download the .pdf by clicking here. Most of the ruling is below in text format: Justice William E. Holdridge delivered the judgment of the court... On January 4, 2010, the State filed a motion in limine arguing that eleven statements......
  • Peterson a step closer to beating the rap

     
    Story: Appeals court upholds limits on Drew Peterson hearsay evidence Without the hearsay evidence, the case against Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, is far, far weaker and more conjectural than was the case against......
  • 2012, the year in preview: Duty calls readers to offer their predictions for the year ahead

     
    Is it irresponsible to speculate? It would be irresponsible not to. This memorable sentiment, penned in April 2000, by former Reagan administration speechwriter Peggy Noonan in her Wall Street Journal column, has long served as the inspiration for my...
  • Dining on cracked crystal for 2011 yet predicting fearlessly for 2012

     
    Twelve months ago, as is my custom, I asked readers to offer their best guesses as to what 2011 would bring, then offered my own predictions. How'd we do? On six of the 18 questions, readers and I were correct......
  • Rob Lowe becomes Drew Peterson in Lifetime's 'Untouchable'

     
    Rob Lowe plays accused wife killer Drew Peterson in Lifetime biopic...
  • 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...
  • Rob Lowe? Peterson prefers Denzel Washington

    Rob Lowe? Peterson prefers Denzel Washington
    Drew Peterson says he's a little disappointed that Rob Lowe will play him in a movie being made by the Lifetime network. "If I was ever in a movie, I was hoping that I would be portrayed by Denzel Washington, but I guess Rob Lowe is OK," Peterson told...