Potential Jurors Mention Peterson TV Movie
JOLIET, IL - Some prospective jurors in the Drew Peterson murder trial have said they watched a 2011 cable TV movie about the case.
The potential jurors talked Monday during questioning about watching the film starring actor Rob Lowe as the former Bolingbrook police officer. But many said they understood it was Hollywood fiction. Peterson is charged in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007.
One potential juror who works as a plumber watched the movie and said it made Peterson look guilty of murder. But the possible juror also insisted he could separate the movie from evidence presented during trial.
Peterson has been jailed since his 2009 arrest. He pleaded not guilty and his attorneys say Savio's death was an accident.