Legal News

Drew Peterson Sentenced to 38 Years in Prison
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Drew Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison earlier this week after being denied a retrial in the case of the 2004 death of third wife Kathleen Savio. Right before being sentenced, Judge Edward Burmila said that Peterson would not be given a retrial.

In the Joliet, Illinois courtroom Thursday, Peterson shouted, “I did not kill Kathleen!” He is required to serve the entire length of his sentence. Prior to his sentencing, Peterson blamed the media for capitalizing on him being an “obnoxious man by nature” and the Lifetime movie, which “pretty much guaranteed” he would not be give a fair trial.


A year before Savio’s death, her and Peterson got divorced. The prosecutors said that the motive for killing Savio was Peterson’s fear that a settlement would destroy him financially.

“We all got an opportunity to see a psychopath reveal himself in open court,” Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said on Thursday. He called Peterson a “cold-blooded killer.”

“This sentence needs to send a very strong message that this will not be tolerated,” Glasgow said.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

Two of Savio’s sisters and her brother read victim impact statements on Thursday.

“My loss of my baby sister is beyond words. There will be no more birthday parties, backyard gatherings, holiday celebrations or other family activities to share,” Anna Marie Savio-Doman, Savio’s sister, said Thursday.



Litigation Paralegal


"Make a living, not a life." At Kraft Law, we believe that people should show up to work, work hard,...

Apply now

Civil Litigation Attorney

USA-MO-Saint Louis

Keane Law LLC is hiring a civil litigation attorney. The candidate must have excellent research and ...

Apply now

Associate Attorney / Equity Shareholder Opportunity


Well-established, general practice law firm in Crawfordsville is looking for an attorney with 0-10 p...

Apply now

Family Law Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

Fast growing family law firm has an immediate need for a full-time Associate Attorney. We are a s...

Apply now




Search Now

Civil Litigation Associate Attorney


Tampa office of a BCG Attorney Search top ranked law firm seeks Civil Litigation Associate Attorney ...

Apply Now

Associate Attorney


Livonia office of our client seeks Associate Attorney with 2 years of complex civil litigation exper...

Apply Now

Senior Litigation Partner

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of our client seeks Senior Litigation Partner with 38 years of experience. The ...

Apply Now

Most Popular


To Top