Peterson Arrested in Murder of Third Wife

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2009 6:50 PM CDT
Peterson Arrested in Murder of Third Wife
In this July 30, 2008, Drew Peterson leaves the Will County Court house in Joliet, Ill.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Police have arrested Drew Peterson in connection with the murder of his third wife, the Chicago Tribune reports. The death of Kathleen Savio, 40, who was found drowned in a bathtub in 2004, was initially ruled an accident, but police reopened the case when Peterson's fourth wife went missing. She still hasn't been found.

"You know more than I do," said Peterson's attorney. "I'm on a plane taking off in 5 minutes to go to NYC. I guess they'll have a bond hearing Monday." Police arrested Peterson at a traffic stop today, and he remains in custody on a $20 million bond. He and Savio were divorced at the time of her death, but the divorce settlement had yet to be finalized. (Read more Drew Peterson stories.)

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