Drew Peterson Case: Judge rejects mistrial request
The Thursday ruling followed several blunders by prosecutors seeking to prove the 58-year-old killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. He is also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. But he's not charged in her case.
The furious judge had admonished prosecutors Wednesday after a neighbor of Savio testified about finding a .38-caliber bullet on his driveway. The witness insinuated Peterson may have planted it to intimidate him. Prosecutors later admitted there's no evidence to support the claim.
The defense asked for a mistrial, saying the jury was tainted. But the judge said Thursday that Peterson still can get a fair trial.
- Report: Dogs removed from kidnap suspect Castro's home
- Meeting Jodi Arias: First impressions never lie, or do they?
- Ariel Castro's lawyer says he'll plead not guilty
- Jodi Arias jury finds killing merits possible death penalty
- 'Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker' arrested
- "The War in Chicago": A 48 Hours investigation
- Creighton Univ. professor, wife, found slain in Omaha home
- Cops: Hofstra student died in police-involved shooting
- 17-year-old charged with murdering two Ohio brothers
- Moxley's friend testifies in Skakel appeal trial
- Defense lawyer: Jodi Arias will speak "about who she is"
- Cops: DNA confirms remains those of Ga. college freshman
- Arias jury hears of anguish from murder victim's family
- Berlusconi "bunga bunga" parties detailed at Italian trial
- Texas woman's body found 2 days after 911 call
- Boy, 12, appears in court in sister's fatal stabbing