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-- breaking news now on Fox News Channel the man accused of losing his wives.
And murdering wife number three Kathleen Fabio.
Has just been found guilty of murder in the first degree our correspondent Steve Brown is live on -- in Joliet Illinois -- the reading of the verdict came quickly.
Murder one this -- of the two charges facing Drew Peterson a maximum sentence of six.
-- and it's a jubilant scene here.
I don't know lawn of the will county courthouse were supporters of the sound -- your family and folks that have just been watching this unfold over the course of the last.
Eight years in the -- in this obvious case and certainly five years in that -- Stacy Peterson case.
And finally -- -- got something to celebrate in that somebody is responsible.
For a forty murder which if there weren't around for the disappearance of Stacy Peterson I don't know that would -- stand.
Keep in mind Kathleen -- who was found dead in her bathtub headquarters inquest found that accidental.
And really the only reason why there was any kind of pressure both publicly and from law enforcement agencies.
To reexamine that was that Stacy Peterson was missing Stacy Peterson is still missing.
And we are told that.
That attorneys for Peterson.
Have been talking Jay Peterson in the days leading up to -- to that final arguments in the jury deliberations.
In -- Peterson was ready to accept whatever verdict came down which.
Sounded at least in this reporter's opinion like he was getting ready to lose a particular case but it is a consensus of opinion and and we haven't -- from the jurors yet.
-- two key pieces of evidence were the testimony of Stacy Peterson's.
Pastor in her divorce -- -- him which essentially ran through what it is that she said drew told her about committing this homicide.
-- -- -- how this particular.
Testimony was permitted by -- theory unique along Illinois you can argue that it was designed specifically for this particular case you goods as much Paula.
They Drew Peterson once you could definitely -- -- law but.
A night in today's courthouse you have -- conviction.
Look for a constitutional challenge to his conviction.
On exactly this year so long defense attorneys from the state.
It's likely to become shut it down.
Live at the courthouse in -- Steve thanks very much and -- be.
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