Will County Judge Stephen White, who has presided over the Kathleen Savio murder case since June of 2009, has retired as planned. Judge White was the third judge to be assigned to the case after both Judge Carla Alessio-Policandriotes and Judge Richard Schoenstedt were challenged by the lawyers involved.
There is some speculation that Drew Peterson‘s defense may ask for Judge White to be brought out of retirement to hear the case when it does eventually go to trial. For now, the case is stuck in appellate court awaiting a decision on the Judge’s ruling on 15 hearsay statements.
UPDATE OCTOBER 8:
– In a sealed ruling, Peterson’s request to be released from jail while a hearsay decision is being appealed was denied.
– Also it was reported that Drew Peterson was offered the option of being transferred into the general population at the Will County Adult Detention Center, but has chosen to stay in isolation at the medical unit.
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