Boyfriend says Savio was afraid of Drew Peterson

Drew Peterson leaves his home Monday, Nov 26, 2007 file photo in Bolingbrook. (M. Spencer Green/AP Photo)

February 3, 2010 2:00:34 PM PST
Kathleen Savio's boyfriend at the time of her death testified at Drew Peterson's pre-trial hearing Tuesday in Joliet.

Steve Maniaci says that he told police hours after Savio's body was found in her bathtub that Peterson might be involved. He also testified that Savio told him she was afraid of Peterson and feared he could kill her and make it look like an accident.

The hearing is meant to determine what hearsay evidence, if any, jurors can hear when Peterson stands trial in the death of his third wife.