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.

soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. reasonablebe

    how old is he? will that keep him off the streets for life? the facts of this story allude to his being a serial killer of types- what happened to his 1st 2 wives????

    I'm sure he decided leaving any evidence to be found after wife #3 wasn't such a great idea, and if he indeed killed wife # 4, it will be just luck and happenstance if any evidence of her is ever found.

    February 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chas

    Shame they couldn't have put him and all the other DBags with Dorner, talk about stimulating the economy...

    February 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dunkley

    May god be with him

    February 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marsh

      God? What god? Where is this god of yours? Can I play with him too?

      February 21, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Daniel

    CNN sucks. Why do I come here?

    February 21, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. slaveman

    So it took 3 murders to get him? The 4th was not yet found. Some men should never be married in the first place. This is a mind that belongs far away from civilization. Way far away!

    February 21, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    All right, this is ridiculous. This is the 4th time posted; 3 times deleted? Why?
    @slaveman: Drew was married 4 times, his first two wives were not murdered, they are still alive.

    February 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. h.balassimo


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