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Drew Peterson Charged with First Degree Murder

By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 8, 2009 2:20PM

Peterson's mugshot courtesy the Will County Sheriff's office, via NBC 5

When the news of Drew Peterson's arrest hit yesterday evening, there was actually some surprise but not many details other than that it was in connection with the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. At a press conference last night held by Will County State's Atty. James Glasgow and Illinois State Police Capt. Carl Dobrich, it was announced that Peterson has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with Savio's death - per Glasgow: "one on the theory of intentionally killing and the other knowingly doing an act that caused great bodily harm" - and is being held on $20 million bail. With so much info out there (we recommend the Tribune, Sun-Times, and NBC 5 for more info), we'll just hit some highlights.

As for Peterson himself, it seems one has to look no further than his reaction to his arrest, as reported by the Daily Herald: "I guess I should have returned those library books - son of a bitch."