Drew Peterson's Release Request Denied

Former police sergeant to remain in jail

By Marcus Riley
|  Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011  |  Updated 6:42 AM CDT
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The Drama of Drew

Drew Peterson has been jailed since 2009.

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Drew Peterson won't be getting out of jail anytime soon.

Last month the former Bolingbrook police sergeant's attorneys asked the Illinois Supreme Court to release him from jail, because prosecutors' appeal to the same court have delayed his murder trial.

But that request was denied on Monday.

Peterson has been jailed since 2009, charged in the death of his former wife, Kathleen Savio, whose body was found in her bathtub in 2004. He's also been named a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy, but hasn't been charged in the case.

Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky, maintained that Peterson should be released because the prosecutors' appeals have denied his right to a speedy trial.

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