CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson’s murder-for-hire trial in southern Illinois has been postponed until early next year.
The former suburban Chicago police officer is charged with soliciting an inmate to kill Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, who prosecuted the 2012 case in which Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the bathtub drowning death of ex-wife Kathleen Savio.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Dry And Quiet Tuesday Night
A Randolph County judge on Tuesday granted a request for more time by Peterson’s court-appointed attorney. A trial set to begin in November is now scheduled to start Feb. 29.READ MORE: Riviera Country Club In Orland Park Ordered Closed; Couples Say They Put Down Money With Operator Who Turned Out To Be Convicted Scammer
The ex-Bolingbrook sergeant is challenging wiretap evidence he says was improperly obtained, with a Will County judge first meeting with a jailhouse informant before considering the request to secretly record Peterson.MORE NEWS: Concert Venue Metro Requiring Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination For All Events
(TM and © Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)