Illinois Attorney General: Winning A Divorce Case Was A Motive For Murder

Illinois Attorney General: Winning A Divorce Case Was A Motive For Murder

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During an appeal to the highest court in the State of Illinois involving one of the most notorious convictions in recent memory, the State has alleged that Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook sergeant who made headlines when his fourth wife went missing in 2007, was motivated to kill his third wife because of a messy split.  Assistant Attorney General Leah Myers Bendik stated that Peterson became agitated when he learned his wife, Kathleen Savio, might get their marital house and half their marital property.  “What we have here is — [a] defendant [that] completely thwarted the judicial process of the divorce case with Kathy by getting her out of the system and preventing her from continuing to be present to object to his approach to the settlement, to his desire about the custody of the children,” Bendik said.

To read the full and unedited article from the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, please click here.

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