Drew Peterson's son takes a stand

January 17, 2011 4:44:24 AM PST
Drew Peterson's 18-year-old son is defending his father and asking to be removed as a beneficiary from a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the former Bolingbrook police officer.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Thomas Peterson has signed a document releasing his father from any financial claims tied to the death of Thomas's mother, Kathleen Savio.

Drew Peterson is charged with her murder. Thomas says he knows his father is innocent.

Savio's family filed the wrongful death lawsuit. They said any proceeds would go to Thomas and his brother Kris.