CHICAGO (CBS) — Convicted killer Drew Peterson has been transferred out of federal prison.
Peterson was transferred to a medium-security prison in Terre Haute, Indiana back in 2017. Before that, he had been serving his sentence at the Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois.READ MORE: Buffalo Grove Police Shot And Killed Man Who Fired Shots While Armed With 2 Guns
Late Monday afternoon, CBS 2 learned that Peterson is now at a state facility outside of Illinois. It is not clear why he was moved.READ MORE: SUV Driver Crashes Into South Chicago Currency Exchange During Attempted Robbery
In 2013, Peterson – a former Bolingbrook police sergeant – was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. While in prison for that crime, he was convicted of trying to hire a fellow inmate to kill Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, and was sentenced to an additional 40 years in prison.
Peterson has been named a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, in 2007, but has not been charged in that case.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Mild Temperatures Linger Thursday
As authorities were investigating Stacy’s case, they also reopened the investigation into Savio’s death, which originally was ruled an accidental drowning. A new autopsy later ruled Savio’s death a homicide, and Peterson was convicted of her murder.