He’s been a fixture in the news since his fourth wife, Stacy, mysteriously disappeared in 2007, and it’s common knowledge that Drew Peterson is a former Illinois police officer, is known to be rather arrogant and uncooperative with authorities, and has most recently been found guilty in the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, with the possibility of also being charged and tried for the disappearance of Stacy Peterson. There have been many supporters and critics of Drew Peterson over the last five years, and especially so now that he was convicted of murder over what is largely considered a case full of hearsay, thanks to a law enacted in 2008 called “Drew’s Law” that allows hearsay to be admissible in court under extremely special circumstances.
But after all of that, who exactly is Drew Peterson? Did he actually kill his third wife? Is he responsible for the disappearance of his fourth wife? He may be arrogant, uncooperative, and some say someone who used his badge and status as a police officer to in a way that does nothing but dishonor the men and women in blue, but just what is he truly capable of? He had an extensive history of domestic disputes with Ms. Savio, mostly between 2002 and 2004, and the family of Stacy Peterson has said they were acutely aware that all was not well in her marriage to Drew. Perhaps if he is charged and tried for her disappearance and presumed murder (to this day, her body has not been found, and Drew maintains that Stacy said she was leaving him for another man and that she’s still alive), there will be an even deeper investigation into who Drew Peterson is and if he could be capable to murdering not just one, but two of his wives.