Drew Peterson Tried to Put Out Hit on Prosecutor: DA
Was apparently displeased with getting sent to prison for 38 years
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2015 12:49 PM CST
This 2013 photo shows Drew Peterson upon entering the Illinois DOC prison system to serve his 38-year sentence for murdering his third wife.   (AP Photo/Illinois Department of Corrections)
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(Newser) – It seems that sending Drew Peterson away for 38 years is not a way to make friends with Drew Peterson: The Chicago Tribune reports today that the former Illinois cop has been charged with trying to put a hit out on Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, the man who successfully prosecuted Peterson in the murder of his third wife. Peterson faces one count of solicitation of murder for hire and one count of solicitation of murder, per a statement from the AG; prosecutors say he managed that from the maximum security prison he's called home for two years. A lawyer for Peterson said he hadn't been told of the charges, but calls the idea "absurd. Drew would have nothing to gain and everything to lose by doing that." The Tribune notes that Peterson may also soon be stripped of his pension, which is $79,000 a year.