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September 06, 2012

Breaking: Drew Peterson Guilty of Murdering Third Wife

I really forget the details of this, except he sure seemed to like murdering his wives a whole heck of a lot.

Just a stub, but I assume Greta will add a little more.

A longer article.

A neighbor found Kathleen Savio’s body on March 1, 2004, face down in a dry bathtub of her suburban home outside Chicago. Her thick black hair was blood-soaked and she had a 2-inch gash on the back of her head.

The drowning death of the 40-year-old aspiring nurse was initially deemed an accident — a freak slip in the tub. After Peterson’s fourth wife, 23-year-old Stacy Peterson, went missing in 2007 was Savio’s body exhumed, re-examined and her death reclassified as a homicide.

This was the trial that I sort of half-read about, where the jury was apparently dressing in coordinated colors with each other. I don't know what that means. I suspect it will be a grounds for appeal. Peterson will claim they judged the case in advance of it being submitted to them and they used color coordination to signal this.

Which I doubt. But juries shouldn't act strange if they want their verdicts to hold up.


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