Drew Peterson Trial: Opening Arguments Set to Begin

A former Chicago police sergeant is accused of killing his third wife.
1:57 | 07/31/12

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WE'RE GOING TO GET TO DREW PETERSON, THE FORMER CHICAGO POLICE SERGEANT CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF HIS FOURTH WIFE. ALEX PEREZ IS IN CHICAGO WITH THE LATEST. Reporter: THIS MORNING, EIGHT YEARS AFTER HIS THIRD WIFE, KATHLEEN SAVIO WAS FOUND DEAD IN THE BATHTUB, FORMER CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER, DREW PETERSON FINDS HIMSELF ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAW. HE'S NERVOUS. WHO WOULDN'T BE IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS? HE'S STRONG. HE'S CONFIDENT. HE KNOWS HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG. Reporter: SAVIO'S DEATH WAS ORIGINALLY RULED AN ACCIDENTAL DROWNING. BUT AFTER PETERSON'S FOURTH WIFE, STACY PETERSON, VANISHED IN 2007, SAVIO'S REMAINS WERE EXHUMED AND HER DEATH RECLASSIFIED A HOMICIDE. AFTER BEING CHARGED WITH SAVIO'S DEATH IN 2009 -- HOW CAN I BEAT THAT? LOOK AT THIS BLING. Reporter: HE CONTINUED TO ACT LIKE A MAN WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD. EVEN WHILE IN JAIL. PETERSON HAS DRAWN SO MUCH ATTENTION, THAT THERE'S EVEN BEEN A LIFETIME MOVIE MADE ABOUT THE CASE. DREW PETERSON. I HAVE A WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST FOR THE MURDER OF KATHLEEN SAVIO. Reporter: SINCE JURY SELECTION STARTED LAST WEEK, DOZENS OF POTENTIAL JURORS WHO SAW THE MOVIE HAVE BEEN STRUCK FROM A POOL OF 200, FOR FEAR THEY MAY BE BIASED. MEANTIME, THAT POOL, THAT WAS FIRST CALLED FOR DUTY BACK IN 2009, FINALLY HEARD FROM THE DEFENDANT. IN COURT, PETERSON GREETED THEM WITH, GOOD MORNING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. I'M DREW PETERSON. HAVE A GOOD DAY. THIS IS GOING TO BE A SPECTACLE. THIS IS GOING TO BE ABOUT DREW PETERSON. THIS IS DREW'S WORLD. Reporter: DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ARGUE THAT KATHLEEN'S DEATH WAS CLEARLY AN ACCIDENT. AS FOR THE HERESY THAT MAKES THE TRIAL UNIQUE, THE JUDGE WILL DECIDE WHICH STATEMENTS WILL BE ALLOWED IN COURT.

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