New Autopsy: Peterson's 3rd Wife Murdered
Bruises show struggle; coroner had called death accidental
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 23, 2009 7:42 AM CDT
Dr. Phil, right, interviews Drew Peterson about the case of his missing spouse Stacy Peterson and the death of Kathleen Savio.    (AP Photo/CBS, Craig Mathew Imaging)
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(Newser) – Drew Peterson’s third wife was killed, a new autopsy says, countering the original coroner’s report that concluded Kathleen Savio’s death was an accident, CNN reports. Bruises point to a struggle in the new autopsy by a top forensic pathologist. Peterson, a former Illinois cop, has been charged with murder in the case and is a suspect in his fourth wife’s disappearance.