Homicide

Jury selection to begin in Peterson murder-for-hire trial

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson. Jury selection is set to begin on Friday, May 20, 2016, in the murder-for-hire trial of a former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars in his third wife’s death. Sixty-two-year-old Peterson was convicted in 2012 of first-degree murder. (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP, File)

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson. Jury selection is set to begin on Friday, May 20, 2016, in the murder-for-hire trial of a former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars in his third wife’s death. Sixty-two-year-old Peterson was convicted in 2012 of first-degree murder. (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson arrives for court in Joliet, Ill. Jury selection is set to begin Friday, May 20, 2016, in Chester, Ill., in the murder-for-hire trial of Peterson, who is accused of plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars in his third wife's death. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

    FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson arrives for court in Joliet, Ill. Jury selection is set to begin Friday, May 20, 2016, in Chester, Ill., in the murder-for-hire trial of Peterson, who is accused of plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars in his third wife's death. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2013, file photo, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow talks to reporters in Joliet, Ill. On Friday, May 20, 2016, jury selection is set to begin in Chester, Ill., in the murder-for-hire trial of Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting to kill Glasgow, who put him behind bars in his third wife's death. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2013, file photo, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow talks to reporters in Joliet, Ill. On Friday, May 20, 2016, jury selection is set to begin in Chester, Ill., in the murder-for-hire trial of Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting to kill Glasgow, who put him behind bars in his third wife's death. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)  (The Associated Press)

Jury selection is set to begin in the murder-for-hire trial of a former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars in his third wife's death.

Sixty-two-year-old Drew Peterson was convicted in 2012 of first-degree murder.

Kathleen Savio's death eight years earlier initially was ruled an accident. Prosecutors reopened the case after the 2007 disappearance of Stacy Peterson, the ex-Bolingbrook sergeant's 23-year-old fourth wife.

Peterson is now charged with soliciting a fellow inmate to find someone he could pay to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow.

Prospective jurors will be screened Friday in Randolph County in southern Illinois, where Peterson is serving a 38-year-sentence at the maximum security Menard Correctional Center.