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Patch the Place For Drew Peterson Murder Trial Coverage

Patch will cover the Drew Peterson murder trial gavel-to-gavel with live updates, breaking news and video.

Kathleen Savio has been dead more than eight years, waiting for justice.

Drew Peterson has been , looking forward to finally getting his day in court.

Stacy Peterson has been missing nearly five years, but the words she supposedly spoke to others may play a big part in whether her husband goes free or spends the rest of his life in prison.

And you can get up-to-the minute information on the entire Drew Peterson courtroom saga throughout the case at Patch. We'll cover the case from gavel to gavel with up-to-the-minute live blogs, breaking news and videos. We'll also have bios on all the major players in the case and keep you in the loop on what's going down outside the . 

The trial of Drew Peterson, a disgraced former Bolingbrook cop charged with murdering his third wife, Savio, starts with jury selection Monday. Peterson allegedly drowned Savio in her bathtub in March 2004 and staged the scene to make her death appear accidental.

If that's what happened, he managed to fool the Illinois State Police, who ruled Savio's death a freak bathtub accident until Peterson’s next wife, Stacy Peterson, mysteriously vanished in October 2007.

Stacy is still missing and the , but they have yet to charge him with any wrongdoing in connection with her disappearance.

But damaging statements some claim she made about Peterson's involvement with Savio's death may be heard at the murder trial. Predictions Savio supposedly made about Peterson someday killing her are also expected to be introduced as evidence.

And Patch will have all of this, from the very beginning of jury selection until Peterson discovers his fate when the verdict is read.

Watchful Eye July 23, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Whatever you say, Moreli. You Da Man.
Ernie Knight July 23, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Wrong. The new law passed to allow more heresay was specifically rejected by the appellate court. The hearsay which is being allowed is under EXISTING Illinois law. There is NO expansion of the use of heresay. Some forms of heresay have always been admissible in court.
Watchful Eye July 23, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Haha, you worked with Peterson, so we wouldn't expect anything less from you than standing up for a POS like he is.
Eileen Bettenhausen July 23, 2012 at 09:03 PM
I totally agree it is time for Will county go dump the corners position and go to a Medical examiner office, in fact it's past time for that. Some years ago a neighbor and her son had been badly beaten by her boy friend and almost died, what did Will county do? They allowed another female friend of this guy to drop the charges against him. I was furious when I found out I called Glasgow and asked him about it and he listened to me and did some checking about the case and believe me fur did fly when he found out. The neighbor that had been beaten was Korean and the woman who posed as her was a blond Caucasian. Glasgow made sure justice was served on this case. But Will County Police (we lived in unincorporated Will Co.) wouldn't do anything after taking over an hour to get to the house after the 911 call and they wouldn't go in without someone being in the house to answer the door, even though there was blood on the door and a blood trail to our house. No wonder women in Will Co. are not safe.
Watchful Eye July 23, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Elden, AFAIK, the initial investigation did not include testing of the water/drain time. Peterson said that testing was done, but he said a lot of things that are lies. The stopper was in the drain, and Peterson himself said the drain stopper leaked, from experience he had with his kids taking baths. No public information is available, that I know of, concerning testing in the current investigation. Only bloody purge, which is a natural by-product of decomp, was under Savio's body. There was no ring of bloody purge around the tub, which means the water drained prior to the purge being released. Her body had no evidence of rigor mortis. Within 48 hrs, it's come and gone. When she was discovered, it was many hours after she died.

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