Peterson Arrested in Murder of Third Wife

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2009 6:50 PM CDT
In this July 30, 2008, Drew Peterson leaves the Will County Court house in Joliet, Ill.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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(Newser) – Police have arrested Drew Peterson in connection with the murder of his third wife, the Chicago Tribune reports. The death of Kathleen Savio, 40, who was found drowned in a bathtub in 2004, was initially ruled an accident, but police reopened the case when Peterson's fourth wife went missing. She still hasn't been found.

"You know more than I do," said Peterson's attorney. "I'm on a plane taking off in 5 minutes to go to NYC. I guess they'll have a bond hearing Monday." Police arrested Peterson at a traffic stop today, and he remains in custody on a $20 million bond. He and Savio were divorced at the time of her death, but the divorce settlement had yet to be finalized. (Read more Drew Peterson stories.)