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Drew Peterson Attorneys Appeal Murder Conviction

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Peterson's lawyer argues in an appeal mailed Monday to a regional appellate court that a judge and a defense attorney made criti...

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 ...

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...

Witness: Drew Peterson Received Evidence Training

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.24.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — The judge at Drew Peterson's murder trial exposed potential holes in the state's case against the former suburban Chicago police ...

Prosecution In Peterson Murder Trial Expected To Rest Friday

AP | Posted 08.24.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. -- Prosecutors have told the judge at Drew Peterson's murder trial they expect to rest their case Friday. They made the comment Thursday...

Pastor: Peterson Told Fourth Wife To Lie To Police

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.23.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — A pastor told jurors Thursday at Drew Peterson's murder trial that the former suburban Chicago police officer's fourth wife once ...

Witness: Drew Peterson Offered $25,000 For A Hitman

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — A witness testified at Drew Peterson's murder trial Wednesday that the former Illinois police officer offered him $25,000 to hire...

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...

Mistrial Motion Withdrawn In Drew Peterson Murder Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.15.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — An increasingly exasperated judge at former police officer Drew Peterson's murder trial delivered his strongest rebuke of prosecu...

Testimony: Ex-Wife Said Peterson Asked Her 'Why Don't You Just Die?'

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.09.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — Drew Peterson's third wife told a friend a year before she was found dead in her bathtub that the former suburban Chicago police ...

Former Police Officer Says Stacy Peterson Upset Over Savio's Death

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.08.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — Just two days after his third wife's body was found in a bathtub, Drew Peterson sat on a card-table chair next to his tearful fou...

Peterson Trial Continues As Prosecutors Focus On Botched Investigation

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.07.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — With no splattered blood, no tell-tale signs of a struggle and what they all took as a sound explanation for why Drew Peterson's ...