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Monday, May 24, 2010

June 14 trial date set for Drew Peterson in Savio death

Jury selection to start then in ex-Bolingbrook cop's murder case

May 22, 2010
Staff Reporter
Drew Peterson will stand trial beginning June 14 for murder in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, a Will County judge ordered today.
Judge Stephen White ordered jury selection to begin that day for the 56-year-old former Bolingbrook cop, who's charged with drowning Savio in her bathtub during their bitter divorce.
Peterson, who remains jailed, has denied any involvement in her death — which initially was ruled accidental — or in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, who remains missing...

Still to be decided: whether the judge will allow the jury to hear that hearsay evidence — statements that other witnesses say were made by Savio and Stacy Peterson.
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Drew Peterson eager for trial after a year in solitary : "guess he thinks he getting out..."
http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/01/19/illinois.drew.peterson.hearsay/index.html : Stacy Peterson had disturbing things to say about her husband, Drew

Anthony Hopkins Sentenced to Life Plus 51 Years in death of wife Arletha, stored in freezer

by Steven Norris
Thu, May 20, 2010

Mobile, AL - Anthony Hopkins, the traveling preacher convicted of killing his wife and stuffing her body in a freezer, was handed the maximum sentence for his conviction: Life plus another 51 years.

Anthony Hopkins was found guilty on April 9 for the murder of Arletha Hopkins, and also for the rape of his stepdaughter. Hopkins was arrested almost two years ago in July 2008, after Arletha's body was found in a freezer at the family's home on Rylands Street.

He was taken into custody while preaching at a revival in Jackson, AL. Investigators believe Arletha's body had been hidden for more than three years.
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It has taken a long time for Hopkins to be dealt his sentence. For a while there was not a word written about the case. Its a good thing he's a "man of god". whew, that'll save his soul, huh?