Court denies Peterson's request for prison release

September 19, 2011 6:19:24 PM PDT
Former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson must stay behind bars while he fights charges he murdered his third wife.

The Illinois Supreme Court denied Peterson's request Monday.

Peterson has been in jail since 2009 awaiting the start of his trial in the death of Kathleen Savio.

The trial has been put on hold while prosecutors appeal a ruling that bars them from introducing hearsay statements.

Peterson is also a key suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy.


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