Drew Peterson Verdict: Peterson Guilty Of First-Degree Murder

Source: ABC 7 Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) — Drew Peterson has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third-wife, Kathleen Savio.

The jurors reached the verdict after 13 hours and 52 minutes of deliberations. They only got the case Wednesday- and have had four questions for the judge. On Thursday, they asked, “Just to be clear, Judge, What does unanimous mean?”

Judge Edward Burmila replied, “The word unanimous has its common meaning, it indicates the agreement of all on the matter at hand. Your verdict must be unanimous and signed by all.”

Jurors are in their second day of deliberations in the murder trial. The former Bolingbrook police officer is accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio. The seven men and five women began deliberating Thursday at 9:05 a.m. at the Will County Courthouse.

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