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Drew Peterson introduces self to would-be jurors

Posted by wlpo on July 23, 2012

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Drew Peterson has introduced himself to potential jurors as jury selection began in his long-delayed murder trial.

The former suburban Chicago police officer stood to introduce himself to some 40 would-be jurors as proceedings began.

In a steady voice he said, “Good morning ladies and gentlemen, I’m Mr. Peterson.”

The 58-year-old Peterson is charged with killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. Her body was found in a dry bathtub in her home, her hair soaked with blood.

He’s also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, although he has not been charged.

The jurors are likely to hear statements that the wives allegedly made to friends and relatives about threats Peterson made.

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