After two years of appeals and legal arguments the Drew Peterson murder case has returned to the Will County courthouse.
The Third District Appellate Court sent the case back after agreeing with an appeal by Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. Glasgow had fought a protracted battle to get hearsay statements allowed at Peterson's murder trial.
Glasgow's spokesman, Charles B. Pelkie, said a status hearinghas been set for Friday morning in front of Judge Sarah Jones.
Joseph "Shark" Lopez, a Chicago attorney representing Peterson, said a hearing date for arguments or possibly even a trial date will be set during the Friday morning appearance.
Peterson was arrested and jailed in May 2009 on charges he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Savio was found drowned in her dry bathtub in March 2004.
Peterson is also the sole suspect in the October 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. The state police have labeled Stacy Peterson's case a "potential homicide" but have yet to charge anyone with harming her.