JOLIET—(ENEWSPF)—February 21, 2013. Judge Edward Burmila has sentenced Drew Peterson to serve 38 years in prison for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. The judge denied Peterson’s request for a retrial early today and went directly into the sentencing hearing.
During his sentencing, Peterson was given the chance to speak where he began by saying, “Good day, my name is Drew Peterson, I hope I don’t aggravate the situation.” He then screamed, “I did not kill Kathleen.”
At the end of his 30 minute speech, Peterson looked directly at Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow and said, “Never forget my face. I don’t deserve this.”
Peterson’s attorneys plan on appealing today’s decision.