Articles Tagged with Hearsay

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     People v. Peterson, 2012 IL APP (3d) 100514-B, 2012 Ill. App. LEXIS 269 (April 12, 2012)

     In this opinion the Appellate Court addresses the admissibility of hearsay statements allegedly made by two of Drew Peterson’s former wives, Kathleen Savio and Stacy Peterson. 

      Kathleen Savio was allegedly murdered by Drew Peterson to prevent her from testifying during a divorce proceeding concerning the distribution of marital property.  While Stacy was allegedly murdered by Peterson to prevent her from testifying in future divorce proceedings and from testifying at Peterson’s trial for murdering Savio, even though Peterson was never charged with Savio’s murder until after Stacy’s disappearance.