Former Illinois cop Drew Peterson was found guilty today of killing his wife, Kathleen Savio, and making it look like an accident in 2004.
The jury returned a verdict after two days of deliberations, just an hour after stopping discussions to ask the judge the meaning of the word “unanimous.”
Peterson now faces up to 60 years in prison. He will be sentenced in November.
Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, was found dead in her bathtub in 2004, and her death was initially ruled an accident. However, after Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared without a trace in 2007, police exhumed Savio’s body and reexamined it, changing their finding to homicide.
Peterson was then charged with first-degree murder.
The jury stopped their deliberations just an hour before reaching their verdict to ask the judge the meaning of the word “unanimous.”
September 6, 2012