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Senate Allows Hearsay Evidence From Murdered Witnesses

12/14/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The state Senate unanimously voted Wednesday to give Will County prosecutors a powerful new tool to probe the murder of one of Drew Peterson's wives and the disappearance of another.

The Senate OKd legislation to allow as evidence hearsay statements from murdered witnesses.

The legislation, which would take effect immediately if approved next week by the House, might apply to missing Bolingbrook mother Stacy Peterson, the wife of retired Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson.

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