Jurors at Peterson trial to see requested evidence

AP News
Posted: Sep 05, 2012 1:38 PM
Jurors at Peterson trial to see requested evidence

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors deliberating at Drew Peterson's murder trial will have excerpts of transcripts read to them and see other exhibits they requested.

The jury sent notes requesting the evidence Wednesday shortly after deliberations began on whether the former suburban Chicago police officer killed his third wife. Attorneys agreed jurors could hear and view the evidence in court.

Peterson pleaded not guilty to murdering Kathleen Savio in 2004. He was charged after his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007.

Jurors asked for Drew and Stacy Peterson's phone records from around the day Savio's body was found.

They also asked for a letter Savio wrote saying she feared her husband could kill her, and transcripts of two witnesses who presented hearsay evidence implicating Drew Peterson in her death.