Drew Peterson murder for hire trial postponed

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A southern Illinois judge postponed convicted killer Drew Peterson's murder for hire trial.

Peterson appeared in a Randolph County courtroom on Tuesday. His court-appointed attorney asked for more time to prepare.

Peterson is challenging wiretap evidence he said was improperly obtained. He is accused of trying to get an inmate to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. Glasgow prosecuted the 2012 case in which Peterson was convicted in the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

The Savio case was reopened after Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007.

His murder-for-hire trial is now scheduled to start at the end of February.