Drew Peterson Speaks Out About Kathleen Savio's Death and Stacy Peterson's Disappearance

Dateline NBC's Natalie Morales spoke to Drew Peterson, who continues to assert his innocence following his conviction for the murder of Kathleen Savio.

By Cydney Contreras Nov 17, 2021 11:57 PMTags
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Drew Peterson continues to claim his innocence following his conviction for the 2004 murder of Kathleen Savio.

In a preview of Dateline's exclusive interview, airing Friday, Nov. 19, Peterson claims that he was wrongfully convicted for the death of his late ex-wife, Kathleen, whose remains were found in a bathtub in March 2004.

During his interview with NBC's Natalie Morales, Peterson alleges that the prosecutors framed him for Kathleen's death, saying, "The prosecution is making up facts. The prosecution staged a prosecution with Kathy. They took an accident and staged a prosecution. Everybody's twisting it to make me look bad, okay? They're twisting it to make their prosecution or what they're trying to say against me work."

And when Morales questions Peterson about allegations that he was "controlling" and "threatening" with Savio and his other partners, including his missing wife, Stacy Peterson, the former police officer claims, "I was a loving husband, okay? I was, what can I say? I was a good husband, a good provider."

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The Dateline special, titled "Infamous," also features interviews with many of Peterson's detractors, including Stacy's sister Cassandra Cales, who is determined to find her sister after 14 years of searching. Cassandra says, "I'll bring her home. And that's my promise."

Peterson is currently serving out a 38-year prison sentence after a jury found him guilty of the premeditated murder of Savio.

While he was in prison, Peterson was charged with attempting to hire an assassin to kill James Glasgow, who was the lead prosecutor in the Savio murder. In May 2016, he was sentenced to an additional 40 years in prison for the solicitation of murder and solicitation of murder for hire. 

To see Morales' full interview with Peterson, Cales and Glasgow, tune in to NBC on Friday at 9 p.m.

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