Drew Peterson Found Guilty of Murdering His Third Wife
A lone juror refused to vote guilty in the Drew Peterson murder trial, and there was intense drama inside the jury room to get him to change his mind.
Postal worker Ron Supalo revealed that after nine grueling hours of deliberations the vote was 11-1 for guilty.
“I did not feel last night, comfortable with joining the rest of the jury to convict. So I wrote some questions after doing some research this morning, and I needed to talk to the rest of the jury about it,” said Supalo.
After five more hours of deliberations, he changed his vote to guilty.
“I think I will be able to live with my decision today,” he said.
Defense attorney Joel Brodsky said he will appeal and demand a new trial.
INSIDE EDITION's Paul Boyd asked Brodsky, "Your client, Drew Peterson, was found guilty. What did he say to you after the verdict?"
Brodsky said, "He looked at the guards and said, 'Well, this is really going to mess up my plans for Christmas.' Drew doesn't change."
There was an outpouring of emotion outside the court as news of the verdict reached the crowd—guilty of drowning his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in her own bathtub. It was a highly charged atmosphere.
People sang outside the court, “Drew the lady killer won't be getting out of jail, who'd have thought a few weeks ago that justice would prevail!?”
Prosecutor James Glasgow was cheered like a hero.
Glasgow said, “He was thug. He threatened people because he had a gun and a badge. Nobody ever took him on. We took him on and he lost!”
Glasgow said to INSIDE EDITION, "People knew him as the devil incarnate. If he were to get off, it would have sent such a horrible message across this country."
Kathleen Savio's death was initially ruled an accident, but after Peterson’s fourth wife, 23-year-old Stacy Peterson, vanished without trace, her body was exhumed and the case reopened.
Now, prosecutors plan to pursue new charges relating to Stacy’s disappearance.
Glasgow told INSIDE EDITION," I won't just let it sit on a shelf. If it is plausible, move forward."
Peterson was played by Rob Lowe in a made for TV movie. Now, the wise-cracking is over and Peterson faces 60 years behind bars.