Peterson family loses Savio estate control

February 10, 2009 7:00:53 AM PST
The Illinois Appellate Court rejected Drew Peterson's appeal to keep his uncle in control of his murdered third wife's finances. Peterson was trying to block the family of Kathleen Savio from taking control of her will and reopening her estate. Savio's family filed a wrongful death suit after Will County authorities ruled that her 2004 death was a homicide.

Peterson's attorney says he'll file a motion to reconsider its decision and may appeal to the state's Supreme Court.

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