Former Sgt. Drew Peterson sentenced to 38 years

He could have received as many as 60 years in prison; Illinois does not have a death penalty

By Greg Botelho

WILL COUNTY, Ill. — After years policing Illinois streets for criminals, Drew Peterson is now among them — and will be for more than three decades, a judge ruled Thursday.

Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison in the murder of his third ex-wife, Kathleen Savio, said state's attorney spokesman Charles B. Pelkie.

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