Peterson's ex-stepdaughter talks

October 5, 2009 12:22:12 PM PDT
Drew Peterson's former stepdaughter is writing a new book in which she recalls alleged mental and emotional abuse. On Friday, a judge denied a change of venue request from Peterson and said statements that Kathleen Savio made before her 2004 death can be introduced as evidence against Peterson in Savio's murder.

Peterson had pleaded not guilty to charges in Savio's murder and is the suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.

His second wife's daughter, Lisa Ward, lived with the couple during Vicki Connolly's 10-year marriage. In her interview on "Good Morning America," Ward called Peterson, "a jerk" and said he threatened her mother's life.

"My mother suffered abuse for years and allowed it," Ward said. "I believe anything is possible."

Ward described Drew Peterson as a strict parent who punished her physically. She lived with him from age 8 to 18.


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