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Drew Peterson Trial

Drew Peterson In Court For Allegedly Plotting To Kill Prosecutor

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.03.2015 | Crime

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's ...

Drew Peterson Transferred To Prison To Start Sentence

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 04.24.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Less than 24 hours after screaming out his innocence in court, Drew Peterson was transferred to an Illinois prison to begin serving hi...

Drew Peterson: 'I Did Not Kill Kathleen!'

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 02.22.2013 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. -- Drew Peterson showed nearly no emotion during his trial, yet the once famously jocular ex-Illinois police officer screamed out his inn...

Drew Peterson Sentenced To 38 Years In Ex-Wife's Murder

Posted 02.22.2013 | Chicago

After being denied a retrial, ex-Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson was sentenced to serve 38 years in prison in the 2004 death of his third wi...

Drew Peterson Sentenced To 38 Years In Prison

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 04.23.2013 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — Drew Peterson – the swaggering Chicago-area policeman who gained notoriety after his fourth wife vanished – lost his ...

Will Murderous Ex-Cop Get Another Shot?

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 04.22.2013 | Crime

JOLIET, Ill. — A former lead attorney for Drew Peterson managed the one-time police officer's murder trial like a "dictatorship," a current Pete...

A New Trial For Drew Peterson?

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 04.21.2013 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — The attorney who led the defense team in Drew Peterson's 2012 murder trial sat in the witness box Tuesday and faced questions fro...

Drew Peterson's Former Lawyer Sues Current Lawyer

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 04.09.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A public quarrel between one former and one current attorney for Drew Peterson over who is to blame for the suburban Chicago police of...

Drew Peterson's Attorneys Seek New Trial

Posted 11.16.2012 | Chicago

It's the saga that never ends: Convicted murderer Drew Peterson filed a motion in court Friday seeking a new trial -- or a tossed-out verdict. The ...

Peterson Gets Out Of Jail To Say Goodbyes

Posted 10.12.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Even killers have mothers, and Thursday, Drew Peterson was briefly released to visit his. Convicted of murdering his third wife, ...

Hearsay Evidence In Peterson Trial

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.09.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. -- Prosecutors relied on normally barred secondhand hearsay statements to convict former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson of killing...

Drew Peterson Conviction Hinged On Hearsay Evidence, Juror Says

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 09.10.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. -- The final juror to agree to convict Drew Peterson of murder in the death of his ex-wife says he "barely slept" one night during the pr...

Peterson Could Still Be Charged In Fourth Wife's Disappearance

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.07.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — Jurors said Friday that comments Stacy Peterson made before her 2007 disappearance played the decisive role in convincing them to...

Peterson Found Guilty Of Murder In Third Wife's Death

Posted 09.06.2012 | Chicago

The murder trial of former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson came to a close Thursday with the delivery of a guilty verdict from the jury. ...

Jury Finds Peterson Guilty In Savio's Death

AP | MICHAEL TARM and DON BABWIN | Posted 11.06.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — Drew Peterson – the crass former Illinois police officer who gained notoriety after his much-younger wife vanished in 2007 ...

Drew Peterson Murder Trial Now In Jury's Hands

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.05.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — As they began deliberations Wednesday, jurors in Drew Peterson's trial immediately zeroed in on the case's trickiest issue: wheth...

Closing Arguments Begin In Drew Peterson Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.04.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — Prosecutors in Drew Peterson's murder trial implored jurors Tuesday to use common sense in assessing the circumstantial case agai...

Jury Wears Coordinated Outfits Throughout Bizarre Peterson Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 09.03.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. -- One expects coordinated outfits from cheerleaders, fast-food workers, military units – clowns even. It fosters unity of purpose,...

Testimony Wraps In Peterson Trial, Final Arguments Next Week

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.30.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — A judge sent jurors home after they heard the last testimony at Drew Peterson's murder trial on Thursday, saying they will return...

Drew Peterson's Son: 'I Believe My Dad Is Innocent'

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.29.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — Drew Peterson's son stepped up Wednesday as the last witness before the defense rested, telling jurors in a calm, confident voice...

Peterson's Attorneys' First Witness: Savio Died Accidentally

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.28.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — Forensic pathologists testified for the defense Tuesday that they believe Drew Peterson's third wife died of an accidental fall i...

No Acquittal In Drew Peterson Trial As Prosecution Rests

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.27.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — Drew Peterson's defense team began Monday to try to counter the state's portrayal of the former suburban Chicago police officer a...

Drew Peterson's Attorneys To Mount Their 'Quick' Defense

AP | DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 08.25.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. -- And now it'll be Drew Peterson's turn. After four weeks of witnesses telling jurors that Peterson wanted ex-wife Kathleen Savio dead...

Judge Allows Hitman's Testimony In Drew Peterson Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.21.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — The judge in Drew Peterson's murder trial handed prosecutors a legal victory Tuesday by giving them the go-ahead to introduce evi...

Blunders Jeopardize Prosecution's Case In Drew Peterson Trial

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 08.19.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- With no physical evidence tying Drew Peterson to the death of his third wife and so much of the case hinging on what she said before she di...