Drew Peterson found guilty in murder-for-hire plot

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Drew Peterson (Photo courtesy of WGN)

CHESTER, Ill. — Jurors have found former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson guilty of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his third wife’s death.

Jurors reached the verdict Tuesday afternoon after deliberating for little more than an hour.

Peterson was accused of trying to hire a fellow inmate’s uncle to kill Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow. Peterson is serving a 38-year sentence in ex-wife Kathleen Savio’s death and faces up to 60 more years in prison.

On Tuesday, prosecutors said prison recordings of Peterson speaking with a fellow inmate prove he wanted the prosecutor killed. But Peterson’s defense lawyer says Peterson never explicitly says in the recordings that he wanted Glasgow killed.

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