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Drew Peterson: Wife Killer?

"He did it"

Neil Schori
Neil Schori
On August 31, 2007, Stacy Peterson called a young man named Neil Schori, an assistant pastor at the church she had been attending, occasionally with Drew but most often by herself. Stacy said she wanted to meet Schori to discuss something important.

The next day they met at a local coffee shop. After several minutes of small talk, Stacy blurted out the real reason she wanted to meet.

"He did it," she said.

Pastor Schori knew Stacy was talking about her husband, but he wasn't sure what she meant. "He did what?"

"He killed Kathleen."

To back up her allegation, Stacy gave the young pastor details about Drew's actions the night Kathleen Savio was killed that left Schori no doubt she knew what she was talking about.

"It was more than just putting two and two together," Schori later told Fox News's Greta Van Susteren. "It was not speculation on her part."

In March 2008, five months after Stacy disappeared, Neil Schori would tell his story to a special grand jury investigating the death of Kathleen Savio and the disappearance of Stacy Peterson.

Stacy also told Schori that she was afraid of her husband.

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