Drew Goes to the Supreme Court

Peterson's attorneys want to get third wife's estate

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    Attorneys for Drew Peterson plan to take his case to the Illinois Supreme Court.

    Attorneys for Drew Peterson are taking their fight to the Illinois Supreme Court.

    The former Bolingbrook police sergeant suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife is fighting to regain control of his third wife's estate to the Illinois Supreme Court.

    The appeal filed Wednesday follows last month's appellate court ruling, which upheld a lower court's decision to take control of the estate of Kathleen Savio away from Drew Peterson and give it to Savio's father and sister.

    Peterson has denied any wrongdoing in the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, and he hasn't been named a suspect in Savio's 2004 death.

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    "I know what I know. Drew knows what I know," Morphey told the Joliet Herald.

    But after Stacy Peterson's 2007 disappearance, Savio's body was exhumed and her death was reclassified from accidental to a homicide.

    Peterson's lawyer, Joel Brodsky, said he thinks the court will agree that the appellate court made errors in reaching its
    decision.

    Peterson's story returned to the headlines yesterday when his stepbrother came forward with his version of what may have happened to Stacy Peterson. 

    Brodsky dismissed the story told by Thomas Morphy, saying police and prosecutors don't believe what he told the Sun-Times an exclusive interview.

    "If they found him credible, [Morphey] would have been one of the first witnesses they would have brought in and they would have based the entire investigation and the entire case on his testimony," Brodsky said at a news conference Tuesday.