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Peterson Trial Live Blog: Jurors Convict Peterson

Drew Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police sergeant, awaited trial for more than three years on charges he killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Tom Gianni

    Drew Peterson is a killer. It’s official.

    The former Bolingbrook police sergeant was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder in the 2004 drowning death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

    Thursday was the second day of deliberations in the high-profile murder trial. 

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    Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police sergeant, was charged only after his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007. Prosecutors had no physical evidence and built a compelling circumstantial case -- one that lead jurors to conclude Peterson must have killed Savio.

    Peterson is a suspect in Stacy's disappearance but hasn't been charged.  He's pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Savio's death.

    Peterson now faces a maximum prison sentence of 60 years. He'll be sentenced Nov. 26.