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- Jul 26, 2008
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Drew Found Guilty
Drew Peterson was found guilty Tuesday of trying to hire a hit man to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for murder. The jury deliberated for about an hour before finding Peterson guilty of solicitation of murder for hire and solicitation of murder.
The charges carry a prison sentence of up to 60 years.
Peterson sat hunched over, his head leaning on his left hand with his elbow on the defense table as the verdict was read by the judge. Peterson showed no visible reaction to the verdict. As Peterson left the courtroom, he glanced at Cassandra Cales — the sister of Peterson's missing wife, Stacy Peterson — and murmured something unintelligible.
Last summer marked the end of Drew Peterson's pension payments, which Stephen said he had used to support the family after he lost his job in 2011. The day after Stephen Peterson learned that source of support would be cut off, he said he got a call from producers of the Lifetime show, "Monster in my Family."
"The time was right," he said.
Though he has declined interviews in the past, Peterson said he needed the $10,000 he received for doing the show, which also featured interviews with relatives of Savio and Stacy Peterson. The show focused on Drew Peterson's four marriages, his infidelity, Savio's death and the circumstances surrounding Stacy's disappearance.
Mary Ann Ahern ‏@MaryAnnAhernNBC 48m48 minutes ago
BREAKING: Drew Peterson has been transferred out of IDOC custody