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Well this is the -- -- opening statements get under way in the Drew Peterson murder trial the former Illinois police sergeant charged with murdering his third wife Kathleen -- -- back in 2004.
Her death was considered an accident at the time but then her body was exhumed new testing and he was charged.
And then his fourth wife Stacy disappeared in 2007.
She's never been found and a -- following the case from our newsroom and a.
Tell us about it -- -- attorneys are now focusing on evidence or lack thereof.
As opening statements are scheduled for Tuesday in the long delayed trial of your -- said the jury is now set at what some are calling at lightning speed.
Seven men five women and alternates from the first 47 potential jurors.
Peterson's attorneys Joel Brodsky and Steve Greenberg say his background in the Chicago suburbs law enforcement is an important tool for their defense.
We call them the ultimate jury consultant because he knows that area so well.
I is a -- there for 29 years he knows -- neighborhoods he knows the ethnic groups he knows.
You know social economic parts.
Of the of the -- Prosecutors say Peterson killed his third wife forty year old Kathleen savvy you know in 2004 because he feared their divorce settlement would wipe him out financially.
Savvy -- body was found in her bathtub her hair soaked in blood.
It wasn't until Peterson's fourth wife 23 year old Stacy Peterson disappeared in 2007.
That savvy -- body was later exhumed and her -- Ruled a homicide savvy as family is hopeful for closure.
-- doing pretty well as well as could be expected.
They certainly are very concerned and anxious that the trial may not -- their way and in Maine that.
Find the truth of the matter.
And hand but there's sure optimistic and hoping that that's what gets done.
Here in Joliet.
Prosecutor James glass -- brought murder charges against Drew Peterson despite an apparent lack of any physical evidence.
The state will be relying heavily on statements savvy you know and Stacy Peterson allegedly made to friends and relatives.
About threats from Drew Peterson Jamie -- -- -- Kathleen savvy are reportedly leaving a briefcase full of those statements have felt no doubt use thank you so much and I think just in case isn't.
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