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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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  • Former Police Officer Found Guilty Of Murdering His Wife

    Former Police Officer Found Guilty Of Murdering His Wife
    It’s been more than eight years since Kathleen Savio’s body was discovered – faced down stuffed into a dry bathtub in her home outside Chicago. Today, a jury convicted her husband, Drew Peterson – a former police officer of her...
  • Facebook message from Peterson's son: 'I hope you are all happy'

    Facebook message from Peterson's son: 'I hope you are all happy'
    Tom Peterson, the son of Drew Peterson, issued a statement on his Facebook page following his father's guilty verdict Thursday. Drew Peterson was found guilty of first degree murder in the death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. Savio is Tom's mother....
  • 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...
  • 'We believed Stacy' jury foreman says

    'We believed Stacy' jury foreman says
    Jurors in the Drew Peterson trial met with the media. -------------------- 2:05 p.m. Jury did not know about near mistrials Teresa Mathews said it was clear to the jury that calling divorce attorney Harry Smith to testify was a mistake by the defense....
  • Peterson lawyers prepare appeal; Will Co. looks into Stacy's death

    Peterson lawyers prepare appeal; Will Co. looks into Stacy's death
    Drew Peterson's attorneys are already preparing to appeal Peterson's murder conviction, while the Will County State's Attorney will look into charging Peterson with killing his fourth wife, Stacy. "We're going to be sitting down with a team of attorneys,...
  • After conviction, Peterson lawyers ask judge to toss lawsuit

    After conviction, Peterson lawyers ask judge to toss lawsuit
    Just days after a jury found him guilty of murdering his third wife, lawyers for Drew Peterson filed a motion this morning to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against the former Bolingbrook police sergeant. Peterson was found guilty Thursday of murdering...
  • Peterson's lawyers file motion to dismiss wrongful death suit

    Peterson's lawyers file motion to dismiss wrongful death suit
    Just days after a jury found him guilty of murdering his third wife, lawyers for Drew Peterson filed a motion this morning to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against the former Bolingbrook police sergeant. Peterson was found guilty Thursday of murdering...
  • Drew Peterson fires lawyer who opposed Savio divorce lawyer as witness

    Drew Peterson fires lawyer who opposed Savio divorce lawyer as witness
    Drew Peterson has fired the attorney who loudly warned against calling Kathleen Savio’s divorce lawyer as a defense witness – a move which Peterson’s lead counsel insisted upon and many considered a devastating miscalculation....
  • Drew Peterson prosecutors seek to limit email use by lawyers in case

    Drew Peterson prosecutors seek to limit email use by lawyers in case
    Will County prosecutors will be back in court Friday, after filing an emergency motion to curtail all parties in the Drew Peterson case from discussing legal and logistical matters via e-mail.  The motion to “limit electronic communication”...
  • Ruling today to limit email use in Peterson case

    Ruling today to limit email use in Peterson case
    A ruling could be made Friday in the Drew Peterson case to limit the use of email. Will County prosecutors filed the emergency motion on Wednesday over concerns that there were too many conversations about the case through email, and after work hours....
  • No mistrial for Peterson, but no progress for prosecutors

    No mistrial for Peterson, but no progress for prosecutors
    There will be no mistrial in Drew Peterson's murder trial. Will County judge Edward Burmila ruled Thursday that jurors must ignore some forbidden testimony Wednesday by a neighbor of murder victim Kathleen Savio, Peterson's estranged wife. The judge...