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Jury Convicts Drew Peterson Of 3rd Wife's Death

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JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - A jury has convicted former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson of murdering his third wife.
    
Jurors returned with a guilty verdict against Drew Peterson on Thursday in the 2004 death of Kathleen Savio.
    
The 58-year-old Peterson faces a maximum 60-year prison term.
    
Savio's body was found in her bathtub in 2004. Authorities initially ruled the 40-year-old died accidentally. Her death was reclassified after Peterson's 23-year-old fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, vanished in 2007.
    
Authorities presume Stacy Peterson is dead, though her body has never been found. Drew Peterson is a suspect but has not been charged in her disappearance.
    
As authorities investigated what happened to the women, Drew Peterson gained a national reputation as unsavory and tactless, often cracking off-color jokes about the case.

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