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Drew Peterson Letter: Murder Suspect Laments Jail Conditions, Says He's Being 'Held Hostage'

Drew Peterson Letter

First Posted: 12/15/11 03:48 PM ET Updated: 12/15/11 03:48 PM ET

Former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson is apparently not pleased with the amenities at the prison where he has been held since 2009 in connection with the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

According to a letter the murder suspect reportedly sent a friend, obtained by Chicago Sun-Times' Michael Sneed , Peterson believes, possibly in jest, that he is "being held hostage against [his] will!" in jail.

In the letter, Peterson lays out a number of complaints including that he is "cold always," rarely speaks with others because he is held in solitary confinement, that the meals he is fed are "high in fat and carbs" and that "[i]t's been said to me the guards aren't allowed to talk to me due to my charismatic personality and they fear I will manipulate them. LOL." The Sun-Times lays out more of Peterson's gripes in full, as well as a response from a spokeswoman for the family of Stacy Peterson, whose disappearance Drew is suspected of being connected to.

Peterson also made headlines Tuesday when he said, via a press release, that he "has always believed that Stacy is still very much alive." He further accused state police of casting "a huge cloud of suspicion" on him, without cause, when they stated that Stacy, last seen on October 28, 2007, is "missing and presumed dead." He is still awaiting trial after many delays have bounced his case between courts.

Wednesday, a trailer for the upcoming Lifetime movie "Drew Peterson: Untouchable," starring Rob Lowe, was released. The film, which also features Cara Buono and Kaley Cuoco, is set to premiere on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. CST.

"Are Kathleen's death and Stacy's still-unknown whereabouts just a tragic coincidence? Or is there more there than meets the eye?" the film's synopsis asks.

In case you missed it Wednesday, WATCH a preview of the upcoming Drew Peterson Lifetime movie:

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Filed by Joseph Erbentraut  |