Drew Peterson to Stay in Jail While Awaiting Trial for Murder of Kathleen Savio

Drew Peterson must stay behind bars while he fights charges that he murdered his third wife, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Monday. Peterson has been in jail since 2009 without a trial.

After two years in jail awaiting trial for the death of Kathleen Savio, retired Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson. Prosecutors are appealing a ruling that prevents them from using hearsay statements in court. The hearsay statements include a claim from Stacy Peterson’s pastor that she gave a false alibi for Peterson for the night that Savio died. Stacy Peterson is also reported to have told coworkers that Drew Peterson once held a knife to her neck and threatened to kill her.

The case apparently has little physical evidence against Drew Peterson. His is still a suspect in the death of Stacy Peterson, but has not been charged.

Wives …

Carol Brown
Drew Peterson was married to his first wife, Carol (Hamilton) Brown, from 1974 to 1980.

Victoria Connolly
Peterson married his second wife, Victoria (Rutkiewicz) Connolly, in 1982. The couple divorced after Peterson started dating Kathleen Savio.

Kathleen Savio
Peterson married his third wife Kathleen Savio (born June 13, 1963) on May 3, 1992. On March 1, 2004, after a string of domestic disturbance calls, Kathleen Savio’s body was found in a waterless bathtub. In one of two autopsy after Savio’s body was exhumed following Peterson’s fourth wife’s disappearance, former New York City chief medical examiner Michael Baden concluded that Savio died of drowning following a struggle when her body was placed in the bathtub. the results of the official Will County autopsy have not been released, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow stated he believed that Kathleen Savio’s death was a homicide.

Stacy Peterson
Peterson married his fourth wife, Stacy Ann Cales (born January 20, 1984) on October 18, 2003. She disappeared on October 28, 2007, and was officially reported missing in the early hours of October 29, 2007