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Murder Case Of Former Police Officer Continues

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Eight and a half years after his wife's death, former police officer Drew Peterson is taken to court on a murder charge. Peterson is accused of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio, by drowning her, and he also remains under investigation in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.

The Peterson murder trial had been postponed by two years, and Will County, Illinois, State's Attorney James Glasgow said that the prosecution is anxious to get to trial. Peterson's attorney said the state's theory about the murder is implausible at best, and that he is going to show it. The Peterson case has a long background story to it, and a recap of it can be found at the CNN website.

Peterson was still married to Savio, his third wife, in 2001, when he started an affair with a 17-year-old Stacy Kales. Savio and Peterson filed for divorce, and later on Kales became Stacy Peterson and gave birth to Peterson's fifth child in 2003. Savio and Peterson had a history of domestic violence, and Savio's relatives have later said she had been worried that Peterson would kill her and make it look like an accident.

On August 3, 2012, the Chicago Tribune reported a story about the Peterson case almost going to mistrial, but the prosecutors managed to avoid it. Peterson's attorney told the reporters that the prosecutors have barely laid a glove on Peterson, and they are feeling happy about how the case is unfolding.

Murder is arguably the most serious out of all criminal charges, but all criminal charges require experienced legal advice, which can only be given by a lawyer. If you or a loved one are facing charges, make sure you have the help you need. Contact a qualified Illinois criminal defense attorney to help you with your case.

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