Drew Peterson, Kathleen Savio: Jury convicts Chicago-area police officer in 3rd wife's death

 

JOLIET, Ill.  -- A jury has convicted former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson of murdering his third wife.
 
Jurors returned with a guilty verdict against Drew Peterson on Thursday in the 2004 death of Kathleen Savio.
 
The 58-year-old Peterson faces a maximum 60-year prison term.
 
Savio's body was found in her bathtub in 2004. Authorities initially ruled the 40-year-old died accidentally. Her death was reclassified after Peterson's 23-year-old fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, vanished in 2007.
 
Authorities presume Stacy Peterson is dead, though her body has never been found. Drew Peterson is a suspect but has not been charged in her disappearance.
 
As authorities investigated what happened to the women, Drew Peterson gained a national reputation as unsavory and tactless, often cracking off-color jokes about the case.
Print this article Back to Top

Comments