Drew Peterson, whose third wife died mysteriously and fourth wife vanished, had taunted authorities to come and get him -- when he wasn't clowning for the cameras. On Thursday, they came for him.
Peterson, 55, was arrested at an intersection near his home shortly after his indictment in the murder of third wife Kathleen Savio, who was found drowned in an empty bathtub of her Bolingbrook home in March 2004.
The former Bolingbrook police sergeant -- whose bizarre encounters with the media, his neighbors and law enforcement played out on a world stage -- will see his next act, the one that determines if he ever walks free again, unfold in a courtroom.
"Drew has steadfastly maintained his innocence regarding the rumor and innuendo that has circulated regarding the unfortunate death of Kathleen," said Peterson attorney Andrew Abood. "Although he is disappointed with the decision of the state, he looks forward to the opportunity to once and for all prove his innocence in a court of law."www.univision.com/content/channel.jhtml?chid=1&sch
The death of Savio, initially ruled an accident, was reinvestigated after Peterson's then-23-year-old fourth wife, Stacy, disappeared in October 2007.www.univision.com/content/channel.jhtml?chid=1&sch
Glasgow declined to discuss the evidence against Peterson, but said prosecutors may seek to admit statements made by Savio, essentially allowing her "to testify from beyond the grave."
"We're ecstatic," Savio's brother, Henry, said. "We're really happy. Drew's arrested, and we're really happy.
"I think my sister is smiling and saying, 'Good, it's about time. It's about time.' "