Peterson Threatened My Life: 2nd Wife

Spouse of 10 years says ex-cop 'had a disease to his ego'
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2007 11:10 AM CST
An undated photo provided by her family shows Stacy Peterson, 23, of Bolingbrook, Ill., and her husband, Drew Peterson with their children. At left are Drew's sons, Thomas, top, and Kris. Stacy's children...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Drew Peterson's second wife says the ex-cop under suspicion in the disappearance of his current wife threatened to kill her and make it look like an accident, the Chicago Tribune reports. Vicki Connolly says of suspicions that Drew Peterson might have killed his foutth wife, Stacy Peterson, "He has the experience, the knowledge, the means, and the mind to do that."

"That's all I've thought about," says Connolly, who describes a volatile, abusive relationship that was "wonderful" when things were going well, "but when it was bad, it was really bad." She says Peterson displayed increasingly controlling behavior: "We had bugs in our house. He put a microphone in our kitchen and taped our conversations."