Peterson Trial to Start June 14

No decision yet on if jury will be allowed to hear hearsay evidence

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010  |  Updated 8:09 PM CDT
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Peterson Trial to Start June 14

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A Will County judge has ordered that jury selection begin June 14 in the murder trial of former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson.

Judge Stephen White set the date Tuesday. In August, White called about 240 potential jurors to the courthouse to fill out questionnaires and tell them to avoid any media reports about the case -- in an effort to protect the potential jury pool.

Peterson has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his ex-wife, Kathleen Savio. He's been named a suspect but isn't charged in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. He denies any involvement in her disappearance.

The judge still has to decide if he'll allow the jury at Drew Peterson's trial to hear hearsay evidence -- statements attributed to Savio and Stacy Peterson.

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