Atty: TV producer compromised Savio autopsy

March 2004, Kathleen Savio, third wife of Drew Peterson was found in the bathroom tub dead. The death was ruled as accidental.

July 2, 2010 8:45:40 AM PDT
The judge in the Drew Peterson trial wants to know what a Fox News producer was doing during an autopsy on Kathleen Savio.

Peterson's defense team said the producer "compromised" the results.

Renowned pathologist Michael Baden concluded Savio was murdered. Because her relatives couldn't afford the independent autopsy, Fox News paid Baden to perform the autopsy.

Earlier this year, Baden testified that Fox freelance producer Steph Watts took pictures during the autopsy and helped him move the body. Peterson's defense team also found a telephone number for "Girls Gone Wild" producer Joe Francis in Watts' notes.

Watts is expected to be in court Friday morning. He tells the Chicago Tribune he did not touch the body or videotape the autopsy and that Francis' number was in his notes because he was also working on a story about him.


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