Drew Peterson Judge Calls Recess for Sick Juror


JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- The judge in the Drew Peterson trial has recessed court until Monday because of a sick juror.

Judge Edward Burmila recessed proceedings Friday afternoon because a male juror was repeatedly coughing. Testimony was interrupted several times Friday morning to let the juror recover. Burmila said the trial would reconvene Tuesday.

Peterson is charged with first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. She drowned in the bathtub of her Bolingbrook home. He was charged in Savio's death after his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, went missing in 2007.

Peterson denies any involvement, and his attorneys say Savio's death was an accident. He also denies any wrongdoing in Stacy Peterson's disappearance.

Savio's sister, Anna Doman, was testifying Friday when the recess was called.

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