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.FULL STORY
Bet he's not smirking now.
agreed. now if only they would convict him of killing Stacy too then that smirk would definitely be gone.
put him in the general population. don't drop the soap, cop
@Sam that is so clever. Never heard that before....
One less corrupt cop is good.
WOW! 38 years and not life....I guess ex-cops get all the perks.
He'll be in his 90s before he can get out, you buffoon.
Most states life is 25-30 years...so he got longer than life. Only a few states actually have life means in till you die.
Drew is 58 so in 38 years he will be 96! Not much of a perk
Take that Peterson!
Good Work. Rot in hell
GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rot in hell!
A multi-murderer and he's still alive? Outrageous!!!!!
Another murderous psychopath off the streets. Thank goodness. What a monster.
he killed what, three women? and nearly got away with all of them. had the badge on his side for a long time.
I don't think the badge was on his side. He got 38 years in prison dude.
Bittersweet day, Savio family rejoicing, Peterson family/friends devastated. Feel horrible for those kids, who lost their mother, now father. Appeal it Greenberg!
If he treats his kids anything like his wives, he wasn't much of a father to begin with. Kids are better off with relatives.
Peterson's not smirking or cracking jokes any more... I guess that 38 year sentence wasn't so amsuing after all.
Hope his new boyfriend abuses him as much as he did his wives.