Drew Peterson charged with hiring hit man to kill prosecutor in his 2012 murder trial

Drew Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police officer convicted in 2012 of killing his third wife, has now been charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill the prosecutor who tried his case.

Peterson, currently serving a 38-year sentence for the murder of Kathleen Savio, made an initial appearance in court Monday on one count of solicitation of murder and one count of solicitation of murder for hire . A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 3rd.

Will County State's Attorney James Glagow was the alleged target, but no other details have been released. Glagow was the lead prosecutor in Peterson's 2012 trial where he was found guilty in the murder of his ex-wife Kathleen Savio. Neighbors found Savio's body in 2004 in a dry bathtub with a gash on her head. Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007 and although never charged, Peterson is considered a suspect in that case.


You can watch the latest Dateline report on the case here: Dateline Full Episode 'Drew Peterson: Deadly Intent