- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Drew Peterson’s attorney says the former suburban Chicago police officer didn’t try to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison.

Steven Greenberg says charges against Peterson are “a bit absurd,” and that Peterson had nothing to gain by killing Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow.

Peterson appeared in court Monday on charges that, while behind bars, he solicited a person to find someone he could pay to kill Glasgow. The 61-year-old Peterson did not enter a plea.

He’s been in prison since his 2012 first-degree murder conviction in the 2004 bathtub drowning of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Her death initially was ruled an accident, but her body was exhumed and her death ruled a homicide after Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007.

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