CHICAGO (CBS)–The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson’s appeal of his murder conviction following the drowning death of his third wife.
The high court refused Monday to take up Peterson’s bid to have his murder conviction overturned. His appeal request was filed in June.READ MORE: Court Documents Reveal Kevin Jiang, Yale Student From Chicago, Was Shot Multiple Times At Close Range
Peterson, 64, a former Bolingbrook police officer, is serving a 38-year sentence for Kathleen Savio’s 2004 death and another 40-year sentence after being convicted of plotting to kill the prosecutor in the case.READ MORE: Man Shot And Killed While Sitting In Vehicle In South Loop; Dog Apparently Wounded In Attack
The Illinois Supreme Court declined to overturn Peterson’s murder conviction last year.MORE NEWS: At Least 3 Killed, 21 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago, Including Mass Shooting In Chatham
Peterson is being held at a federal prison in Indiana. He’s also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, but hasn’t been charged.