Drew Peterson, the former Illinois cop now accused of killing his third wife and a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, will have an opportunity to respond this week to the hearsay evidence presented against him in a pretrial hearing. Friends and relatives of the two women have testified that the women said their husband on several occasions threatened to kill them. Illinois passed a law in response to the Peterson case that would allow such statements to be admitted, but it hasn't been extensively tested.
Accused Wife-Killer Tests Illinois' New Hearsay Law
The National Law Journal
February 16, 2010