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Drew Peterson Gets New Judge

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    Drew Peterson says he's innocent.

    Drew Peterson appeared in court Monday as a new judge was assigned to his case at the request of defense attorneys.

    Chief Jedge Gerald Kinney assigned the case to Circuit Judge Stephen White, who scheduled a hearing for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    Peterson has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, after being accused of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

    Savio's body was found dead in a dry bathtub in her Bolingbrook home and her death was originally ruled accidental. Further testing led to the murder charges, after his fourth wife, Stacey Peterson, disappeared.