Kathleen Savio's Sister Testifies Peterson Told Savio He Would Kill Her

The Drew Peterson trial enters its fourth day of testimony.

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Updated 12:11 p.m. 

Judge Edward Burmila called an end to today's testimony due to a sick juror. He didn't want him to infect the other jurors.

Updated 12:10 p.m. 

Doman also said Savio told her "on many occasions" that Peterson was "going to kill her and make it look like an accident."

Doman said Savio asked her to grab a suitcase from Savio's SUV in case anything happened to her. Doman said she did so, though the defense grilled her on inconsistencies she gave as to when she grabbed the suitcase. She testified she did not turn over documents to police but held on to them until 2008 when she gave copies of some documents to a producer for the Greta Van Susteren show, according to the Chicago Tribune

She later gave copies of those documents to state police investigators. 

Updated 10:06 a.m. 

The day's first witness is Anna Marie Doman, Kathleen Savio's oldest sister.

Doman gave some explosive testimony about Drew Peterson allegedly banging on Kathleen Savio's door and demanding to be let in the day after she was found dead.

Doman also said Peterson cleaned the tub where Savio was found dead.

"You could see he was rubbing and rubbing and I said, 'What are you doing?' He said he was cleaning. He didn't want the kids to see the blood," Doman said. 

"It didn't seem right. Why was there blood in the tub if she drowned?"

Just six weeks before she was found dead in March 2004, Savio visited Doman, Doman said. She looked "afraid" and "upset," Doman said. "Drew told her he was going to kill her. She wasn't going to make it to the divorce settlement. She wasn't going to get his pension or her children."

Original story 

Prosecutors plan to call at least four witnesses to the stand Friday, including Kathleen Savio's sister, Anna Marie Doman. 

ISP crime scene tech Robert Deel, locksmith Christopher Wolzen and retired Illinois State Police Sgt. Patrick Collins will also testify Friday. 

It had been unclear whether Friday's testimony would include Savio's divorce attorney, who was in the hallway waiting to testify Thursday. Arguments over what he will be allowed to say delayed his appearance.

Judge Edward Burmila said he would restrict testimony from Savio's attorney to only the basic details of her divorce settlement with Peterson, according to the Chicago Tribune

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Francis M. Regan August 07, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Joliet resident it was pending, because who are you to judge one about religion. Like a our Priest once said no one and he meant no one is perfect at anytime and we have to try everyday to be perfect. Wow I swear and get nasty at times, when someone attacks me here, so what's the sin? Venial!!
joliet resident August 07, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Wow, you post your church going and your opinion of people and their sexual orientation and then because I said I hope we are not in the same church I am judgemental???? You carefully type in your words this is strictly a volunteer comment forum and no one is forcing you to be on it. In fact I wish people that use language like you would not comment. But you are typing these words in believe me you could control your thought process if you cared to. Also, someone said you were a pastor of a church in Naperville, and above you refer to your priest so what is the deal? Surely a pastor would not find my comment judgemental.
Francis M. Regan August 07, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Yes , the pastor would say that is not for you to judge someone and he would say you are judgemental. That's only up to one person?
joliet resident August 07, 2012 at 04:08 PM
This is my final post. Francis you win you wonderful person. I will not be insulted by a person that simply is on here to bait people and acts like a 2 year old when he is caught. Actually, I think it would be prudent for the "Patch" to remove Francis Regan. I will get my info from other sources and unlike on FB. I want nothing to do with this person and hope I never meet him in person. He is actually a very threatening character.
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Bye bye Joliet resident. Don't come back! Meet him in person? Threatening person? Never to you.


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