Savio attorney wants ruling in Drew Peterson lawsuit

August 16, 2013 7:45:50 AM PDT
The family of Drew Peterson's third wife has asked a Will County judge to rule in their favor in a wrongful death lawsuit they've filed again the imprisoned former police officer.

The Herald-News reports that an attorney representing Kathleen Savio's family made the request on Thursday. The attorney said the judge should rule in the Savios' favor without a trial. Judge Michael Powers said he would make a decision within 30 days.

The 59-year-old Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police officer, was convicted in 2012 of killing Savio, his third wife, as they were finalizing a divorce in 2004. Peterson was sentenced in February to 38 years in prison.

Peterson's attorney Steve Greenberg and two other attorneys who had worked on his trial filed a motion last month to handle his appeal.

Peterson also remains a suspect in his fourth wife Stacy Peterson's disappearance in 2007.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.