JOLIET, Ill.—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 her death wasn't accidental.
The bathtub may yet be part of the trial evidence; judge Edward Burmilla left open the possibility that jurors could travel to Savio’s old home to view the crime scene if the bathtub were re-installed there.
Peterson is also a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife Stacy.
The judge said some of Stacy Peterson's hearsay comments before her disappearance may be used as evidence at Peterson's trial.