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Illinois court again upholds Drew Peterson murder conviction

January 19, 2018

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson. The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, again upheld the murder conviction of Peterson in the 2004 drowning death of his third wife. (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has again upheld the murder conviction of former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the 2004 drowning death of his third wife.

The court on Friday upheld its September decision rejecting the argument from Peterson’s attorneys that it was improper to use hearsay testimony to convict Peterson in 2012. Peterson’s attorneys in November asked the high court to reconsider.

Peterson’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, said Friday that they would “keep on appealing.”

The 64-year-old Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police officer, is serving a 38-year sentence for Kathleen Savio’s death and another 40-year sentence after being convicted of plotting to kill the prosecutor in the case. Peterson is also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, but has not been charged.

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