In September 2012, a jury found Drew Peterson, a former Illinois police sergeant turned flamboyant criminal, guilty of the 2004 murder of his ex-wife Kathy Savio. Now, hundreds had gathered to celebrate. Dateline NBC's Hoda Kotb reports.
When the death of Drew Peterson's third wife, Kathy, was ruled an accident, the case could have remained closed. But bizarre details from his fourth romance and marriage to Stacy would change all of that.
In October 2003, after eleven years of marriage, Kathy and Drew Peterson divorced. The tension between the two would simmer still when Drew married a new young bride, Stacy.
In this courtroom sketch, Drew Peterson, left, sits before Will County Judge Edward Burmila as his defense team sought to convince the judge to grant him a new trial at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Peterson's lawyers are asking for the retrial on grounds that
Former police sergeant Drew Peterson is pictured in this booking photo, released by the Will County Sheriff's Office on May 8, 2009. REUTERS/Will County Sheriff's Office/Handout
JOLIET, IL - JULY 31: Defense attorney Steve Greenberg, representing accused murderer Drew Peterson, speaks to the media outside the Will County courthouse July 31, 2012 in Joliet, Illinois. Opening arguments in Peterson's begin today. Peterson, a former Bolingbrook, Illinois, police sergeant is on