Peterson gets 38 years for ex-wife's death
February 21st, 2013
04:52 PM ET

Peterson gets 38 years for ex-wife's death

Former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson was sentenced Thursday to 38 years in prison - with credit for nearly four years in jail - for the 2004 murder of his ex-wife, Kathleen Savio, a prosecution spokesman in Illinois said.

Peterson plans to appeal the sentence, one of this lawyers said.

Peterson was convicted of murder last September. Savio - Peterson's third wife - was found dead in her dry, clean bathtub on March 1, 2004

The headline-grabbing case did not arise until after Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy, disappeared in October 2007. It was during the search for Stacy Peterson - who has not been found - that investigators said they would look again into Savio's death, which was initially ruled an accidental drowning.

In February 2008, authorities altered their judgment and ruled Savio's death a homicide. Peterson was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Mike

    Tink Tink.....you're next!

    February 21, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Journey

    ...and our values continue to fall under the Obama Administration.:/

    February 21, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alaqua

      what is your problem, sir?

      February 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      Get help. Soon.

      February 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      That applies to half-wit Sally too.

      February 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bermille

      Irrelevant comment is irrelevant.

      February 21, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Citrus

      Are you serious? He killed her in 2004.

      February 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • CGuz

      Journey, your parents quite possibly were first cousins, were they not?

      February 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Concerned

    No One is above the Law

    February 21, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      Any US president is definitely above the law.

      February 21, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • kman821

      Wall Street bankers are!

      February 21, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jimzcarz

    BuuhhhBye dumba77

    February 21, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. flossy

    Justice was served. Late, but it was served none the less.

    February 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alaqua

      In your opinion, do you think that she'll ever be found?

      February 21, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobpitt

      that was only one wife thre more to go..

      February 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. deanerx3

    It's about time!

    February 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Copter6541

    Ex-cop and a lady killer. he is going to be a favorite with the inmates and will not make the 38 years.....hopefully

    February 21, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jones

    Another cop goes to the big house. He will have plenty of company.

    February 21, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bashirpartovi

    he should married married Casey Anthony, I bet they would've kicked it off in one way or another.

    February 21, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. April

    Good riddance, finally.

    February 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. roberto

    justice

    February 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cree Tin

    I have nothing to add to this, except that maybe homicidal cops should probably be listed in a National Database and monitored by the NRA for future potential executive positions

    February 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alaqua

      OK, that's way too funny...

      February 21, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. t3chn0ph0b3

    Woo hoo!!!

    February 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Barbarajean martin

    Getright-r get left.

    February 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. JimO

    That big smirky smile is wiped from his face finally.

    February 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
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