Drew Peterson

Peterson jury asks for definition of ‘unanimous’


JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors deliberating in the Drew Peterson murder trial have sent a note to the judge asking for a definition of the word unanimous.

The unusual request Thursday would seem to indicate some disagreement on a verdict after more than a day and a half of deliberations.

After a brief discussion with attorneys the judge said he would respond with a note saying it “indicates the agreement of all on the matter at hand.”

Peterson has pleaded not guilty to murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. The former Illinois police officer was charged after his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007.

Jurors on Wednesday asked to review transcripts of hearsay testimony given by witnesses. That could indicate they were grappling with statements the wives allegedly made implicating Peterson.

Source: AP

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