Court: Savio estate can be reopened

May 29, 2009 6:01:55 AM PDT
The Illinois Supreme Court is upholding a lower court ruling that allows the estate of Drew Peterson's third wife Kathleen Savio to be reopened.The initial ruling by the lower court led to a wrongful death lawsuit against Peterson.

Savio's death in February of 2004 was originally ruled an accident but was later determined to be a homicide after Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy, disappeared.

Peterson is currently jailed on charges that he killed Savio. Her body was found in her bathtub.