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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 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…

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 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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