Shooting suspect turns himself in

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009

A man who Connecticut police say sparked two fearful days on a university campus by killing a student and threatening a campus shooting spree surrendered Thursday night after seeing his photo in a newspaper.

Stephen P. Morgan, 29, was taken into custody about 9:15 p.m. after stopping at a Cumberland Farms convenience store in Meriden, about 10 miles from the Wesleyan University campus.

Johanna Justin-Jinich, 21, was shot several times inside a bookstore cafe just off campus Wednesday by a gunman wearing a wig. Authorities said Morgan and Justin-Jinich had known each other since at least 2007, when Justin-Jinich filed a harassment complaint against him while they were enrolled in a summer class at New York University.

Lockport, Ill.

Ex-cop indicted in wife’s death

Drew Peterson, the brash, mustachioed former police sergeant who found tabloid fame after his fourth wife’s disappearance more than 1 1/2 years ago, was indicted Thursday in the drowning of a former wife found dead in an empty bathtub in 2004.

Peterson, charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kathleen Savio, was arrested during an evening traffic stop near his Bolingbrook home and was being held on $20 million bond.

Savio’s body was found in a dry bathtub, hair soaked in blood from a head wound, just before the couple’s divorce was finalized.

Drew Peterson, 55, is also a suspect in the disappearance of Stacy Peterson in October 2007, which police have called a possible homicide. From wire reports


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