CHICAGO (CBS) — In prison for killing his third wife, Drew Peterson has been charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill the prosecutor who put him there.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan confirmed Peterson has been charged with trying to put a hit on Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, who led the prosecution team in Peterson’s 2012 murder trial.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Steamy Heat Through Midweek
Peterson, 61, has been charged with one count of solicitation of murder for hire, and one count of solicitation of murder. Madigan said Peterson made an initial court appearance on Monday, and was informed of the charges against him. He was due for a preliminary hearing on March 3 in Randolph County.
“The charges allege that, between September 2013 and December 2014, the defendant solicited an individual to carry out a murder for hire plot against Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow,” Madigan said.