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Less than 24 hours after screaming out his innocence in court, Drew Peterson has been transferred to an Illinois prison to begin serving a 38-year sentence for murder.
Drew Peterson was sentenced Thursday to 38 years in prison for murdering his third wife, USA Today reports.
A judge on Thursday denied Drew Peterson a new murder trial in the death of the former suburban Chicago police officer's third wife.After the ruling, Judge Edward Burmila moved on to Peterson's sentencing hearing. The 59-year-old faces up to 60 years in prison for the2004 death of Kathleen Savio.
Drew Peterson's defense lawyers called an ethics teacher and even trial spectator to the stand during an offbeat hearing Tuesday as they sought to persuade a judge to grant the former suburban Chicago police officer a new murder trial.
Drew Peterson, the swaggering former suburban Chicago police officer who generated a media storm after his much-younger fourth wife vanished in 2007, was convicted Thursday of murdering his third wife in a case based mainly on secondhand hearsay statements from the two women.
Jurors at Drew Peterson's murder trial withdrew Wednesday to begin deliberations on whether the former Illinois police sergeant murdered his third wife.
Attorneys deliver closing arguments at Drew Peterson's trial Tuesday, after which jurors will begin deliberations on whether the state proved the former Illinois police officer murdered his third wife.
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A forensic pathologist testified for the defense Tuesday that he's convinced Drew Peterson's third wife died of an accidental fall in the bathtub and wasn't murdered, countering earlier testimony by state witnesses that her 2004 death appears to have been a homicide.
Drew Peterson's lawyers have asked a judge at his murder trial to acquit the former Illinois police officer.
The judge at Drew Peterson's murder trial exposed potential holes in the state's case against the former suburban Chicago police officer, telling prosecutors Friday that they have failed to either place Peterson in the bathroom where his third wife was found dead or illustrate exactly how he might have killed her.
A forensic pathologist who performed a second autopsy on Drew Peterson's third wife years after she was found dead in her dry bathtub testified Thursday that there's just one plausible explanation for her death: She was murdered.
A jury on Wednesday found a California man guilty of murdering five people who had heart attacks after he deliberately started a blaze that ballooned into a massive wildfire.
A judge is poised Wednesday to again decide whether to cut short former police officer Drew Peterson's murder trial — the third time in as many weeks he is giving serious consideration to declaring a mistrial after a blunder by prosecutors.
A judge stopped short of declaring a mistrial in Drew Peterson's murder case on Thursday, chiding prosecutors for entering inadmissible evidence and criticizing them in front of the jury, but concluding the former police officer can still get a fair trial.