Peterson's Kids Say He's Innocent

Statement from eldest son says children support father
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 11, 2009 12:31 PM CDT
Former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson yells to reporters as he arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., on Friday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Drew Peterson’s adult son says he and his four siblings know their dad’s innocent of murder, the Chicago Tribune reports. “All of the children of Drew Peterson fully support their father and know that he is innocent of the charges against him,” Stephen Peterson said today in a statement. “We know him better than anyone else in the world and we know he is not guilty.”

“My younger brothers and sister, Chris, Tom, Anthony and Lacy, are staying with me,” the statement, released by Drew Peterson’s public-relations advisers, continued. “We miss our dad and are praying for his release every day.” (Read more Drew Peterson stories.)