Skip to comments.Drew Peterson Charged With Murdering Third Wife, Held on $20M Bond
Posted on 05/07/2009 7:36:10 PM PDT by kcvl
Drew Peterson is being held on $20 million bond after being arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the drowning death of his third wife.
The arrest is the biggest development yet in the case against the former Chicago-area police sergeant who launched into the national spotlight after the suspicious disappearance in October 2007 of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.
Peterson hasn't been charged in Stacy Peterson's disappearance but now faces charges that he killed Kathleen Savio, his third wife, who was found at home dead in a dry bathtub on March 1, 2004.
Illinois police and prosecutors held a news conference Thursday night about the murder indictment. Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow said he intended to introduce evidence that would allow Savio "to testify from the grave" via third-party statements.
Police said the arrest and indictment were the result of 18 months of intensive police work that garnered hundreds of leads and produces thousands of pages of investigative reports.
MyFOXChicago.com reported that Peterson was arrested at 5:35 p.m. Thursday after state police surrounded his car at an intersection. Peterson was alone in his car at the time.
I guess I should have returned those library books, Peterson said as he was being taken into state police headquarters, the Herald News reported.
State police later searched Peterson's home, MyFOXChicago.com reported.
Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky, told the Chicago Tribune he was unaware of the arrest.
"You know more than I do. I'm on a plane it's taking off in 5 minutes to go to NYC. I guess they'll have a bond hearing Monday," Brodsky said.
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About damn time.....LOVE the BAIL amount!!
Well, there goes the whorehouse gig.
Put him in General Population
Let’s hope he never walks free again.
Doesn’t that mean if bail is $20 million, he would need 10% or $2 million to be freed on Bail?
I just saw that when I was searching for this story.
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At last—this bastard is going to get what’s coming to him!
They were going to put the guy in charge of the whorehouse security detail. Except his track record with keeping the women around him alive isn’t too good.
And BTW, doesn’t he have kids he should be raising? Where are they?
on wiki, he was onto for a 5th wife
Wonder he electrocuted her(in the bath) drained the tub and let her dry out.. or re dressed her..
creepy guy. Attracted so many young females and previous wives either talk of violence or are dead, yet that doesnt seem to disuade new females approaching him
20 mil eh? Should have just convicted his ass in the woods.
Why would any woman want to be near this scumbag?
So we can take the wedding presents back for a refund now, right?
Doesnt that mean if bail is $20 million, he would need 10% or $2 million to be freed on Bail?
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Yeah. Maybe he can get Obama to give him some of the “bailout” money.
This guy was just begging to be caught. Who said criminals were smart?
This guy is as creepy as they get...almost.
that assumes some bondsman wants to
gamble with 20 million.
For sure. This guy is as slimy as they get.
A lot of women are very messed up in the head.
It’s ‘cause they know the True Love Of A REAL Woman can heal all his terrible psychic wounds (gag).
Haven’t seen a description accounting for the double count for 1st degree murder. Who is the other victim?
Double count???? Did they find the other wife’s body??
Strange you should ask...A body has now been found...and we’ll know soon.
FWIW, I think it’s probably Lisa Stebic.