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Prosecutor to jury: Clear Peterson killed 3rd wife

Tue., Sept. 4, 2012, 9:59 a.m.

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A prosecutor has asked jurors to use “common sense” and to convict former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson of killing his third wife.

Prosecutor Chris Koch (KOHK’) said during closing arguments in Peterson’s trial Tuesday that a common sense examination of evidence shows Peterson killed Kathleen Savio in 2004 and that she didn’t die accidentally by falling in her bathtub.

Peterson is charged with first-degree murder in Savio’s death and is considered a suspect but hasn’t been charged in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.

Peterson denies wrongdoing in both cases. He wasn’t charged in Savio’s death until after her body was exhumed following Stacy Peterson’s disappearance.

Savio was found dead in her dry bathtub with a gash on the back of her head.

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