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Ex-Chicago cop and convicted wife killer Drew Peterson is asaulted by fellow inmate with a food tray

April 13, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Ex-Chicago cop and convicted wife killer Drew Peterson is asaulted by fellow inmate with a food tray

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Former Chicago officer and convicted wife-killer Drew Peterson was allegedly beaten up by another inmate in a prison in Indiana, only months after he was transported to a new facility for more stringent security.

The prisoner, who has not been identified, jumped 63-year-old DrewPeterson and attacked him with a food tray on March 29th in the dining room of the maximum-security facility in Terre Haute, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Peterson was not severely injured and was isolated from the prison’s general population after the attack.

His attorney, Steven Greenberg, said he was “looking into the matter.”

Peterson was sentenced to 38 years behind bars in 2013 for the slaying of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

The probe into her 2004 death was reopened when Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy, disappeared in 2007. Her body has never been found.

The ex-suburban officer was sentenced to an additional 40 years in 2016 for conspiring to hire someone to kill Attorney James Glasgow, the prosecutor who obtained the guilty verdict in the Savio case.

Savio was discovered in a dry bathtub with a bloody wound on her head.

When 23-year-old Stacy Peterson went missing in 2007, investigators were prompted to exhume Kathleen body and re-categorize her death, which previously had been ruled as an accidental drowning. It was renamed to homicide and eventually led to her husband’s arrest and conviction.

Peterson has been identified as a suspect in Stacey’s disappearance but was never charged in the case, which remains open.

He was initially due for parole in 2047 at 93-years-old, but the additional sentence added will guarantee that he will die in prison.

Drew Peterson was transferred to the Terre Haute federal facility on February 20th and will be eligible for parole in 2081.

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