Drew Peterson's request to be freed from jail during a prosecutorial appeal has been rejected by the 3rd District Appellate Court.
Peterson is on trial for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Savio was found dead in a bathtub in her home in 2004.
A former Bolingbrook police officer, Peterson denied allegations of his involvement in the murder. The trial is delayed because the prosecution appealed a ruling on which hearsay evidence would be allowed. Peterson, detained since May 2009, has failed to get out of jail twice.
According to the prosecution, Peterson is also a subject in the case of Stacy Peterson, his fourth wife who disappeared in 2007.