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Illinois Supreme Court Rules Drew Peterson Will Stay in Jail While Awaiting Trial

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The Illinois Supreme Court says Drew Peterson must stay in jail while he fights charges that he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Peterson has been jailed for more than two years. His trial has been on hold while prosecutors appeal a ruling that bars them from introducing statements allegedly made by his wife, Kathleen Savio.

Peterson says the long wait violates his right to a speedy trial.

The state Supreme Court rejected his petition Monday without explanation.

Peterson's attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Peterson, a retired Bolingbrook police sergeant, has also been named a suspect in his fourth wife's disappearance but has not been charged.

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