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Drew Peterson Charged With Murdering Third Wife, Held on $20M Bond
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,519392,00.html ^

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: peterson; trivialnews

1 posted on 05/07/2009 7:36:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

About damn time.....LOVE the BAIL amount!!


2 posted on 05/07/2009 7:36:49 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kcvl

Well, there goes the whorehouse gig.


3 posted on 05/07/2009 7:37:07 PM PDT by muir_redwoods ( O.B.A.M.A. = One Big Asinine Mistake, America)
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To: kcvl

Put him in General Population


4 posted on 05/07/2009 7:39:14 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: kcvl

Let’s hope he never walks free again.


5 posted on 05/07/2009 7:39:24 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: Blue Jays
Yet women continue to flock to the man for reasons unknown.
It's all very peculiar behavior.

6 posted on 05/07/2009 7:39:29 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Ann Archy

Doesn’t that mean if bail is $20 million, he would need 10% or $2 million to be freed on Bail?


7 posted on 05/07/2009 7:39:55 PM PDT by unkus
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To: muir_redwoods

I just saw that when I was searching for this story.

Suspect ex-cop offered gig on ‘Cathouse’ TV show

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g_fxFKj7KCLW8-v9mupMi94clg9QD980TPJ01


8 posted on 05/07/2009 7:40:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

At last—this bastard is going to get what’s coming to him!


9 posted on 05/07/2009 7:41:14 PM PDT by Palladin (Waterboard Nancy Pelosi!)
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To: unkus

yes...10%.


10 posted on 05/07/2009 7:41:50 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: muir_redwoods

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?


11 posted on 05/07/2009 7:54:06 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: Sir Clancelot

on wiki, he was onto for a 5th wife


12 posted on 05/07/2009 7:56:52 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: kcvl

Wonder he electrocuted her(in the bath) drained the tub and let her dry out.. or re dressed her..


13 posted on 05/07/2009 7:58:05 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: 4rcane

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


14 posted on 05/07/2009 7:58:43 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: kcvl

20 mil eh? Should have just convicted his ass in the woods.


15 posted on 05/07/2009 7:58:53 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: kcvl

Why would any woman want to be near this scumbag?


16 posted on 05/07/2009 8:00:51 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham

So we can take the wedding presents back for a refund now, right?


17 posted on 05/07/2009 8:02:07 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: unkus

Doesn’t 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.


18 posted on 05/07/2009 8:24:45 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: kcvl

This guy was just begging to be caught. Who said criminals were smart?


19 posted on 05/07/2009 8:32:26 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: Ann Archy

This guy is as creepy as they get...almost.


20 posted on 05/07/2009 8:35:17 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

that assumes some bondsman wants to
gamble with 20 million.


21 posted on 05/07/2009 8:42:23 PM PDT by element92
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To: element92

For sure. This guy is as slimy as they get.


22 posted on 05/07/2009 8:45:17 PM PDT by unkus
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To: hoosierham

A lot of women are very messed up in the head.


23 posted on 05/07/2009 9:59:34 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: Blue Jays

It’s ‘cause they know the True Love Of A REAL Woman can heal all his terrible psychic wounds (gag).


24 posted on 05/08/2009 6:48:39 AM PDT by kaylar
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To: Ann Archy

Haven’t seen a description accounting for the double count for 1st degree murder. Who is the other victim?


25 posted on 05/08/2009 12:06:23 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Blagojevich: a mediocre megalomaniac)
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To: NautiNurse

Double count???? Did they find the other wife’s body??


26 posted on 05/08/2009 3:03:36 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Strange you should ask...A body has now been found...and we’ll know soon.


27 posted on 05/21/2009 4:31:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

FWIW, I think it’s probably Lisa Stebic.


28 posted on 05/21/2009 4:32:11 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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