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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  1. Mike

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

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

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

    February 21, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • 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 | Reply
    • 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 | Reply
  5. flossy

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

    February 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • 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 | Reply
  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 | Reply
  8. Jones

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

    February 21, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  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 | Reply
  10. April

    Good riddance, finally.

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

    justice

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

    Getright-r get left.

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

    That big smirky smile is wiped from his face finally.

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