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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
    On Friday, Drew Peterson asked a judge to throw out his conviction for the murder of third wife Kathleen Savio or grant him a new trial. Peterson's re-formed legal team presented his appeal Friday to Will County Judge Edward Burmilla. The appeal cites...
  • Drew Peterson has new attorneys, wants new trial

    Drew Peterson has new attorneys, wants new trial
    Drew Peterson is asking for a re-trial with new defense attorneys.  Peterson was convicted of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio; since then his legal team has endured one firing, one resignation and a lot of finger-pointing. Now two new...
  • Peterson backs longtime attorney

    Peterson backs longtime attorney
    Convicted murderer Drew Peterson was back in court on Friday, and Joel Brodsky remains on his defense team. John Carroll and Michelle Gonzalez are out. Peterson was convicted in September of killing his third wife Kathleen Savio. Brodsky has been...
  • Drew Peterson backs longtime attorney

    Drew Peterson backs longtime attorney
    Drew Peterson backed his longtime attorney in court today after a legal skirmish by another defense team to intervene in his post-trial motions. Lead counsel Joel Brodsky and attorneys John Paul Carroll and Michelle Gonzalez clashed over who will...
  • Joel Brodsky withdraws from Drew Peterson's defense

    Joel Brodsky withdraws from Drew Peterson's defense
    Attorney Joel Brodsky announced Tuesday that he is withdrawing as Drew Peterson's defense attorney. In the weeks after he was convicted of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio, it was clear that Peterson was wavering and had serious doubts about Joel...
  • Peterson's attorney discusses trial

    Peterson's attorney discusses trial
    Drew Peterson's defense attorney is sharing his assessment of how his client's murder trial is going.    "I think earlier on I said they hadn't laid a glove on us. I think as we're here today (Tuesday) maybe they've gotten a few jabs through, but they...
  • Photos at Vaughn murder trial show family normalcy and horror

    Photos at Vaughn murder trial show family normalcy and horror
    The family SUV appeared to be packed for a road trip and a fun summer day at a water park. There were beach towels and a cooler in the back, paperback books tucked into seat pockets. A young girl’s shoes had been removed and sat empty on the...
  • Drew Peterson trial updates: Testimony done for the day

    Drew Peterson trial updates: Testimony done for the day
    Continual coverage of the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. -------------------- 5:05 p.m. Testimony done for the day The judge has sent the jury home for the day. Testimony is scheduled to resume Tuesday. -------...
  • Prosecution rests, defense opens in Peterson trial

    Prosecution rests, defense opens in Peterson trial
    The prosecution rested its case Monday against Drew Peterson in the murder trial of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Over the last few weeks, Drew Peterson's prosecutors described the death of Peterson's third wife as a murder; on Monday, defense...
  • Pathologists testify for Peterson defense: Savio's death an accident

    Pathologists testify for Peterson defense: Savio's death an accident
    On Tuesday, two pathologists testified for the defense in the Drew Peterson murder trial say Kathleen Savio died from an accidental fall in the bathtub. Savio was found dead in her home in a dry bathtub in 2004. First up was Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen. He said...
  • Drew Peterson trial updates: Defense rests; Peterson won't testify

    Drew Peterson trial updates: Defense rests; Peterson won't testify
    Continual coverage of the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. -------------------- 5 p.m. 'I will not testify,' Peterson says Drew Peterson told Judge Edward Burmila he will not take the witness stand. Burmila,...