Drew Peterson was charged with Savio’s murder in less than two years later.
Stacy Peterson remains missing. No one was ever charged with harming her.
Stacy Peterson’s hearsay statements were used against her husband at his murder trial, as were Savio's. Peterson's appeal claimed the statements were inadmissable.
Peterson's failed appeal also asserted he received ineffective legal council, that privilged communications were improperly admitted as evidence, prior bad acts should not have been introduced at his trial, and that his former lead attorney, Joel Brodsky, was operting under a conflict of interest.
Peterson’s attorney Steve Greenberg said he had been informed of the ruling Thursday morning.
“I understand they made the wrong decision,” Greenberg said.