Jury selection underway in Drew Peterson murder-for-hire trial

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ST. LOUIS — A number of potential jurors in the downstate trial of former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson say they know very little about him or never heard of him.

However,  many of those interviewed did know either the prosecutor or defense attorney.

Peterson, 62, is accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill Will County States Attorney James Glasgow shortly after he was convicted of murdering his third wife Kathleen Savio.

Savio’s death eight years earlier initially was ruled an accident. Prosecutors reopened the case after the 2007 disappearance of Stacy Peterson, the ex-Bolingbrook sergeant’s 23-year-old fourth wife.

Some jurors have friends or family working at the Menard Correctional Center where he is being held.

Jury is expected to be seated Friday. Opening statements are scheduled to begin in Monday.

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