Attorneys wrap up at Drew Peterson's murder trial
JOLIET (AP) — Prosecutors told jurors during closing arguments at Drew Peterson's murder trial Tuesday that overwhelming circumstantial evidence proved the former suburban Chicago police officer drowned his third wife in 2004 and left her in her bathtub.
Defense attorney Joel Lopez countered that the state had presented "garbage evidence" during their five-week presentation of more than 30 witnesses.
Prosecutors contend Peterson killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio, because he feared a pending divorce settlement would wipe him out financially. Savio's death was initially deemed an accident, but it was later ruled a homicide after her body was exhumed following the 2007 disappearance of Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.
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