The Judge | Known for being personable but intelligent, Judge Stephen White has almost two decades of bench experience. He has kept tight control over the Peterson case, banning Drew from speaking to the media without approval after several interviews.
The presiding judge in one of the state's highest profile murder cases is stepping down.
Judge Stephen White is retiring and will no longer president over the Drew Peterson murder case.
White has been on the Peterson case since Peterson's legal team succeeded in having two other judges removed from the case in June 2009.
Peterson's attorneys have discussed having White brought out of retirement to hear the case until a verdict is reached.
Peterson continues to be held on $20 million bond in the Joliet County Jail on charges he drowned his third wife, Kathleen Savio. He has not been charged with Stacy Peterson's disappearance, but many suspect he had something to do with it. Stacy Peterson was last seen Oct. 28, 2007.