'Drew Peterson: Killer-In-Law': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about the Reelz special

A new Reelz special, 'Drew Peterson: Killer-In-Law' puts the infamous killer cop story in perspective as three ex-family members expose shocking new details about his crimes


                            'Drew Peterson: Killer-In-Law': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about the Reelz special
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In 2012, a retired police sergeant was convicted of the murder of his second wife in Illinois. Drew Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, died a few months after the divorce, though at the time, it was ruled a drowning. When Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy Ann Cales Peterson, disappeared in 2007, law enforcement began to suspect foul play in Savio's death. A second autopsy was then conducted and it showed signs of a struggle, leading to Peterson's indictment for the murder. 

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In 2015, Peterson was charged with two additional felonies -- solicitation of murder and solicitation of murder for hire -- for attempting to have Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow killed. In 2016, he was convicted and sentenced to an additional 40 years in prison. Stacy Ann is still considered a missing person.

There were always calls of domestic disturbance from the Peterson household, but the police never did anything about it. Would earlier intervention with those calls have saved his wives? We will never know. A new Reelz special, 'Drew Peterson: Killer-In-Law' puts the infamous killer cop story in perspective as three ex-family members expose shocking new details about his crimes. Read on to know more details about the special.

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Release date

'Drew Peterson: Killer-In-Law' will air on Reelz on Sunday, November 8, at 8/7c.

Plot

Ex-cop and convicted killer Drew Peterson has been married four times. Three of his wives confessed to friends and family members that he was a violent abuser. His third wife Kathleen Savio called the police 18 times in three years before she wound up dead in her bathtub. She had even sent letters to the state attorney's office and local news outlets fearing for her life after repeated threats from Peterson. His last wife, Stacy Peterson has been missing since 2007.

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Now, in 'Drew Peterson: Killer-In-Law' three of Drew Peterson's sisters-in-law Norma Peterson, Sue Savio Doman, and Cassandra Cales speak out about his disturbing behavior patterns and what they knew before Kathleen's death and Stacy's disappearance. Also sharing with viewers their experience with Drew Peterson's crimes is domestic violence awareness advocate and Stacy Peterson's minister, Neil Schori, along with Kathleen Savio's defense attorney Harry Smith who walk viewers through the Peterson story and other famous cases where repeated cries of abuse went unheard and ended in tragedy.

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Producers

'Drew Peterson: Killer-In-Law' is produced by AMS Pictures.

Trailer

There is no trailer for the special yet, but keep watching this space for future updates!

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