This former cop was convicted this year of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004, and is suspected in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy. Peterson had already lined up wife number five when the law caught up with him.
After Drew Peterson was convicted in September of killing his third ex-wife Kathleen Savio, his legal team argued for a new trial, claiming that Peterson’s previous attorney had botched the case. Today, a judge in Joliet, Ill., denied the new trial. Now, Peterson’s case will move to the sentencing phase.
After a trial that began over a month ago, Drew Peterson was convicted Thursday of the first-degree murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio. The questions surrounding the 2007 disappearance of his 4th wife Stacy Peterson remain unanswered. Drew Peterson’s demeanor remained inscrutable as the verdict was read.