Jury selection to begin for Drew Peterson trial

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Friday, May 20 2016 May 20, 2016 Friday, May 20, 2016 5:46:00 AM CDT May 20, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in the murder-for-hire trial of a former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars in his third wife's death.

Sixty-two-year-old Drew Peterson was convicted in 2012 of first-degree murder.

Kathleen Savio's death eight years earlier initially was ruled an accident. Prosecutors reopened the case after the 2007 disappearance of Stacy Peterson, the ex-Bolingbrook sergeant's 23-year-old fourth wife.

Peterson is now charged with soliciting a fellow inmate to find someone he could pay to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow.

Prospective jurors will be screened Friday in Randolph County in southern Illinois, where Peterson is serving a 38-year-sentence at the maximum security Menard Correctional Center.

 

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