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. 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


    February 21, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
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