Drew Peterson accused of trying to put hit on Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow

WLS logo
Monday, February 9, 2015
Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow and convicted wife-killer Drew Peterson (FILE).

CHICAGO, IL -- Drew Peterson is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, who was the lead prosecutor during Peterson's murder trial.

Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police officer, faces two charges: solicitation for murder and solicitation for murder for hire. He appeared in a Randolph County court Monday morning.

Peterson allegedly tried to hire someone to kill Glasgow between September 13 and December 14, 2014.

According to Attorney General Lisa Madigan, several agencies including the Department of Corrections and FBI were involved in the investigation. Her office will prosecute the case, she said, due to complex nature of the investigation and because Glasgow was a target.

Peterson was convicted in September 2012 in the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Her bathtub death in 2004 had originally been ruled accidental, but the case was reopened after Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy, disappeared in 2007.

Will County Prosecutor James Glasgow led the prosecution in the Peterson murder trial and said he would consider going forward in the Stacy Peterson case.

Drew Peterson Murder Trial Timeline