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Drew Peterson’s murder-for-hire trial delayed until February

CHESTER, Ill. — Drew Peterson’s murder-for-hire trial in southern Illinois has been postponed until early next year.

The former suburban Chicago police officer is charged with soliciting an inmate to kill Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, who prosecuted the 2012 case in which Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the bathtub drowning death of ex-wife Kathleen Savio.

On Tuesday, a Randolph County judge granted a request for more time from Peterson’s court-appointed attorney. A trial had been set to begin in November but is now scheduled to start Feb. 29.

The former Bolingbrook Police sergeant is challenging wiretap evidence that he says was improperly obtained, with a Will County judge first meeting with a jailhouse informant before considering the request to secretly record Peterson.