Court: Savio estate reopening stands

May 28, 2009 3:25:48 PM PDT
The Illinois Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling that allowed the estate of Kathleen Savio to be reopened.The ruling also led to the filing of wrongful death lawsuit against her ex-husband, Drew Peterson.

The former Bolingbrook police sergeant is in jail facing murder charges in Savio's death. The suit was filed two weeks before his arrest.

Initially, investigators ruled Savio's 2004 death an accident. The case was then re-opened that and her death was ruled a homicide.