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: Coronavirus In Illinois: Officials Report 1,249 New COVID-19 Cases, Including 22 Additional Deaths
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: Saint Sabina Plans To Withhold Monthly Assessments From Archdiocese Of Chicago Until Conclusion Of Investigation In Father Michael Pfeger
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 Culture Celebrates The City While Giving Back To Youth For Black History Month
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.