CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — A judge has delayed Drew Peterson’s murder-for-hire trial.
The former suburban Chicago police officer is accused of trying to hire a fellow prison inmate to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his ex-wife’s death.READ MORE: Judge Bars Chicago Police Union President John Catanzara From Encouraging Officers To Defy City's Vaccine Mandate
Peterson was scheduled for trial next month, but the judge agreed Tuesday to delay the trial until Nov. 13 to give both sides more time to prepare.
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The former Bolingbrook police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges of soliciting an inmate to kill Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow.
Glasgow prosecuted the 2012 case in which Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the 2004 bathtub drowning death of Kathleen Savio.MORE NEWS: Sky Cruise To 86-50 Win Over Mercury, Take 2-1 Lead In WNBA Finals
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