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Hearing held on Peterson appeal of murder conviction

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson's murder conviction in his third wife's 2004 death should be overturned because of improper use of hearsay evidence and mistakes by his former attorney, lawyers for the former Bolingbrook police sergeant told a state appeals court Thursday. Peterson, 61, was sentenced in 2012 to 38 years in prison for killing Kathleen Savio, his third wife, in March 2004 in her Bolingbrook house. The couple at the time were finalizing a divorce and the distribution of their assets, authorities said. He remains the prime suspect in the October 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, whose case prompted officials to reopen their inquiry...