Drew Peterson has been found guilty by a jury of his peers after 14 hours of deliberations for the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Savio’s death was considered a bathtub accident until Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy went missing, presumed dead, and the case was reopened.
Most of the evidence presented to the court was that of hearsay which is permitted under Illinois law if victims can’t testify for themselves in a murder crime. One piece of such evidence that was admitted was presented by a friend of Savio’s who shared with them that she was worried her then husband would kill her.
According to the Associated Press, Peterson could spend up to 60 years in prison minus the three that he’s already served. Peterson is still a suspect in the case of his missing fourth wife, Stacy, who is believed to have been murdered by him. He claims she ran off with another man.
Prosecuters believe that Stacy Peterson was murdered by Drew Peterson to keep her from spilling secrets and details about Savio’s death.