Judge Edward Burmila Rejected all of the Motions for a New Trial and Sentenced Drew Peterson 38 years in Prison for Killing His Third Wife Kathleen Savio
BIRDY DREW PETERSON …
Will County Judge Edward Burmila denied all of the motions for a new trial and sentenced Drew Peterson to 38 years in prison for the murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio. Let me just add, it could not have happened to a more deserving individual. Who’s laughing now Drew? Following Peterson’s sentencing, he shouted that he did not kill his wife. An individual in the courtroom yelled in reply, “Yes you did!” FINALLY … THERE IS JUSTICE FOR KATHLEEN SAVIO.
Drew Peterson (Credit: Will County Jail)
Former Illinois cop Drew Peterson yelled, “I did not kill Kathleen!” during the sentencing phase of his trial today — and then a judge sentenced him to 38 years in jail for killing her.
The sentence came after Will County Judge Edward Burmila denied Peterson a re-trial in the killing of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004.
Peterson had faced as many as 60 years in prison.
At his sentencing, after Peterson shouted that he did not kill his wife, someone in the courtroom yelled in reply, “Yes you did!” according to ABC News Chicago station WLS. Burmila then ordered that person to leave the courtroom.
Peterson went on to claim that police “altered evidence” in his case and “intimidated witnesses and scared my children.”
The long and bizarre, sad tale has finally come to an end. Well at least for one of Drew Peterson’s dead wives. In 2004, Peterson’s third wife, Savio, was found dead in her bathtub. Her death that was initially ruled an accidental drowning, but when his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007, Savio’s body was exhumed and her death ruled a homicide. For Drew Peterson who was laughing and making mock of his arrest and taking nothing serious, I would dare say he is not laughing now.