Civil Liberties

Hit Man to Testify in Ex-Cop's Trial For Murder of Fourth Wife

Drew Peterson was also suspected of killing his third wife


Witnesses today include Jeff Pachter, who is expected to testify that Drew Peterson allegedly offered him $25,000 to find someone to kill Kathleen Savio in 2003.

Pachter, who worked with Peterson at his job as a cable outfitter, said during a pretrial hearing that he went on ride along with the Bolingbrook police sergeant in November 2003 at Peterson's request. During the ride, Peterson—who knew Pachter had a gambling problem—offered to pay him $25,000 to find someone to kill Savio.