State says Drew Peterson tried to hire killer

May 23, 2009

Illinois (ChattahBox) –More information on the states murder case against Drew Peterson came out during a hearing on Friday, where a defense motion to reduce the former Bolingbrook police sergeant’s $20 million bail, failed. State’s Atty. James Glasgow for the first time laid out part of his case against Peterson who faces murder charges in the 2004 death of his wife Kathleen Savio. Facing financial ruin from his divorce the state claims the former Illinois police officer tried to hire someone in 2003 to kill his third wife Kathleen Savio. “My life would be easier if she were just dead,” Glasgow quoted Peterson as allegedly telling a fellow police officer he saw at the courthouse before Savio’s death.

The state told the court that Peterson knew facts of the case that only the killer would know, and that Savio’s death was staged to make it look like an accident. Ironically Peterson may have worried that the eminent money problems he would have divorcing Savio, could cost him his relationship with Stacy Peterson, whom he had wooed with his “financial security package,” the prosecutor said. Meanwhile police are facing major obstacles in identifying the body found along an Illinois river bank near Peterson’s home since the corpse is missing its head, arms and skin. While suspicion lies that the body could be that of his missing fourth wife Stacy with the missing body parts, identifying the partial skeletal remains through dental records or prints isn’t feasible. The lack of skin has made it more difficult to obtain DNA, which will now have to come from bone marrow.



One Response to “State says Drew Peterson tried to hire killer”

  1. Carly on May 24th, 2009 9:31 am

    I’m alarmed to hear a fellow police officer heard Drew state his life would be better if his 3rd wife were dead. Was this on file somewhere? Did the officer withhold that piece of information until just now, was it ignored, or just buried? The more I hear the more convinced I am that the Bollingbrook police department was entirely corrupt. Their actions give law enforcement a black eye. These stories illustrate why people are so wary of police.

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