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Peterson enters Pontiac Correctional Facility to serve sentence

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JOLIET, Ill. (Associated Press) -

Less than 24 hours after screaming out his innocence in court, Drew Peterson has been moved to the Pontiac Correctional Facility to begin serving a 38-year sentence for murder.

SEE: Drew Peterson sentenced to 38 years in prison

On Friday morning, Illinois Department of Corrections officers transferred the former suburban Chicago police officer from the Will County Jail--where he's been held in solitary confinement for the past four years--to Statevill prison outside Joliet. Then, he was later moved to Pontiac Correctional Facility.

A judge sentenced him Thursday for the 2004 drowning death of his fourth wife, Kathleen Savio. He's a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.

While addressing the judge before learning his sentence, Peterson exploded in anger. He looked at Savio's family and shouted, "I did not kill Kathleen!"

He'll get four years credit for time already served in jail.


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