Pathologist: Drew Peterson's 3rd wife was murdered

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Drew Peterson, former Bolingbrook police officer charged with first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his former wife Kathleen Savio. (AP Photo)

(AP) – A pathologist who performed a second autopsy on Drew Peterson’s third wife years after she was found dead in her bathtub says the only plausible explanation for her death is that she was murdered.

Larry Blum described to jurors Thursday how Kathleen Savio had a gash on the back of her head and fresh bruises on her front. He says an accidental fall couldn’t have caused injuries on both sides of her body.

Peterson has pleaded not guilty to killing Savio in 2004. Authorities initially ruled her death accidental. Blum performed his autopsy after Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007. That eventually led to Peterson’s arrest.

Blum has also said there were no edges pronounced enough along Savio’s circular tub to cause a straight-line wound to her head.

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