Peterson: I'm Ready for Jail

Suspect in wife's disappearance says he's innocent, but is 'prepared' for arrest
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2008 12:44 PM CST
Peterson: I'm Ready for Jail
Former Bollingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson, center, and his lawyer Joel Brodsky, left, are interviewed by NBC "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer, in New York Thursday Feb. 28, 2008. Peterson is continuing to deny any involvement in the disappearance of his fourth wife and the homicide of his...   (Associated Press)

Drew Peterson, the ex-cop suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife, said today he is psychologically ready for arrest and even time behind bars, the Chicago Tribune reports. On NBC’s Today show, Peterson maintained his innocence in the October disappearance of Stacy Peterson and in the 2004 murder of his third wife, whose bathtub drowning was recently reclassified as homicide.

Peterson repeatedly said he didn’t know how to answer host Matt Lauer's questions, but reminded Lauer that “suspicion isn't guilt; it's just something to look at.” Yesterday brought mixed tidings for Peterson: A judge in suburban Chicago ordered the return of guns seized by investigators, but a state attorney had Peterson's firearm owner’s ID revoked. “Just another pain,” Peterson said. (Read more Drew Peterson stories.)

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