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Prosecution Eyes Charges for Drew Peterson in Fourth Wife’s Disappearance

Prosecution Eyes Charges for Drew Peterson in Fourth Wife’s Disappearance

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(JOLIET, Ill.) — A spokesman for the lead state prosecutor in the Drew Peterson case said that the prosecution may be looking at filing charges against the former Illinois police officer for the disappearance of his fourth …

Jury to Begin Deliberations in Drew Peterson Murder Trial

Jury to Begin Deliberations in Drew Peterson Murder Trial

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(JOLIET, Ill.) — The fate of former Illinois cop Drew Peterson will go to the jury in Joliet, Ill., Wednesday morning, after prosecutors and defense attorneys finished their closing arguments Tuesday. Peterson is accused of…

Drew Peterson Prosecution Tells Jury to Use ‘Common Sense’

Drew Peterson Prosecution Tells Jury to Use ‘Common Sense’

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(CHICAGO) — Drew Peterson was the only person who had the motive and means to kill his wife, Kathleen Savio, and make it look like an accident in 2004, Illinois prosecutors said today. Prosecutor Chris Koch began his closin…

Drew Peterson Murder Trial Winds Down with Closing Statements

Drew Peterson Murder Trial Winds Down with Closing Statements

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(JOLIET, Ill.) — The murder trial of former Illinois cop Drew Peterson will wrap up Tuesday as attorneys for both sides offer closing arguments to the Joliet, Ill., jury.The final statements will close a five-week trial tha…

Drew Peterson Trial Focuses on Whether Wife’s Injuries Point to Murder

Drew Peterson Trial Focuses on Whether Wife’s Injuries Point to Murder

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(CHICAGO) — Prosecutors in the Drew Peterson murder trial lined up a series of forensic experts as the trial’s final witnesses on Thursday to rebut defense claims that Peterson’s third wife died by falling in her bathtub an…

Drew Peterson’s Son Believes Dad Is ‘Innocent’

Drew Peterson’s Son Believes Dad Is ‘Innocent’

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(CHICAGO) — Drew Peterson’s 19-year-old son took the stand in his father’s murder trial Wednesday, telling the jury that his dad did not kill his mother.Dressed in a suit and tie, Thomas Peterson told the court, “I believe …

Drew Peterson Withdraws Mistrial Request, Wants Jury to Decide Case

Drew Peterson Withdraws Mistrial Request, Wants Jury to Decide Case

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(CHICAGO) — Accused wife-killer Drew Peterson on Wednesday withdrew his third request for a mistrial in his murder case, with his attorneys saying in court that they want a jury to decide the case.Judge Edward Burmila had s…

Drew Peterson Murder Case: Judge Considers Mistrial Again

Drew Peterson Murder Case: Judge Considers Mistrial Again

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(CHICAGO) — The murder trial of former Illinois cop Drew Peterson may be called a mistrial after the judge overseeing the case blasted prosecutors for ignoring his orders in the courtroom.Judge Edward Burmila called a reces…

Drew Peterson Choked Wife, Friend Testifies

Drew Peterson Choked Wife, Friend Testifies

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(CHICAGO) — Drew Peterson once grabbed his wife around her neck and asked, “Why don’t you just die?” according to a friend of Kathleen Savio’s who testified in Peterson’s murder trial Thursday.Peterson, 58, is on trial for …

Drew Peterson’s ‘Incriminating Letters’ to Girlfriend Burned

Drew Peterson’s ‘Incriminating Letters’ to Girlfriend Burned

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(NEW YORK) — Drew Peterson wrote “incriminating” jail-house love letters about the death of Kathleen Savio and the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, but those letters were destroyed in a 2010 house fire, the woman he wrote t…

Drew Peterson Threatened to Kill Wife, Sister Claims

Drew Peterson Threatened to Kill Wife, Sister Claims

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(CHICAGO) — Drew Peterson told his third wife Kathleen Savio he would kill her six months before she was found dead in a bathtub, Savio’s sister testified in Peterson’s murder trial today. Anna Doman said on the stand today…

Drew Peterson Denied Mistrial Again After Prosecution’s Missteps

Drew Peterson Denied Mistrial Again After Prosecution’s Missteps

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(JOLIET, Ill.) — Drew Peterson’s attorneys marched into court this morning demanding a mistrial in the murder case against Peterson, alleging that missteps by the prosecution on Tuesday and Wednesday had irreparably tainted…

Drew Peterson Trial Continues Despite Calls for Mistrial

Drew Peterson Trial Continues Despite Calls for Mistrial

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(JOLIET, Ill.) — Drew Peterson’s murder trial resumed today after the judge considered and then denied a defense request to declare a mistrial. Judge Edward Burmilia called a recess this morning after the prosecution, in questionin…

Drew Peterson Lawyer Attacks Dead Wife as Trial Opens

Drew Peterson Lawyer Attacks Dead Wife as Trial Opens

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(JOLIET, Ill.) — Drew Peterson’s lawyer told the jury in his murder trial Tuesday that the woman he is accused of killing was bossy, lied, had a terrible temper and went to therapy.Lawyer Joel Brodsky, Peterson’s lead defen…

Drew Peterson Trial Opens With Call for Mistrial

Drew Peterson Trial Opens With Call for Mistrial

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(JOLIET, Ill.) — The murder trial of Drew Peterson was only minutes old today when his lawyers stood and called for a mistrial. That request was the first of what are expected to be many legal arguments over what evidence w…

Drew Peterson Trial Opens With Call for Mistrial

Drew Peterson Trial Opens With Call for Mistrial

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(JOLIET, Ill.) — The murder trial of Drew Peterson was only minutes old today when his lawyers stood and called for a mistrial. That request was the first of what are expected to be many legal arguments over what evidence w…

Opening Statements to Begin in Drew Peterson’s Murder Trial

Opening Statements to Begin in Drew Peterson’s Murder Trial

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(JOLIET, Ill.) — Opening statements will begin Tuesday in the murder trial of former Illinois cop Drew Peterson, who’s accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio.A jury of seven men and five women in Jolliet, Ill., w…

Drew Peterson Murder Trial Hinges on Words of Two Absent Women

Drew Peterson Murder Trial Hinges on Words of Two Absent Women

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(JOLIET, Ill.) — The murder trial of former Illinois cop Drew Peterson could hinge on the statements of two women who won’t be at that trial: his third wife he is accused of murdering and his fourth wife who has disappeared…

Drew Peterson Murder Trial: Jury Selection Begins

Drew Peterson Murder Trial: Jury Selection Begins

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(CHICAGO) — Jury selection in the trial of Drew Peterson for the alleged murder of his third wife began today in Joliet, Ill., but the former cop’s attorney predicted that the judge will throw out the case after the prosecu…

Drew Peterson Trial: Words From Grave

Drew Peterson Trial: Words From Grave

Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(CHICAGO) — An appellate court granted prosecutors’ request to use hearsay testimony from friends and family of two ex-wives of Drew Peterson, the ex-Illinois police officer who was charged with murder in one of their…

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