Homicide

Drew Peterson found guilty in murder-for-hire plot

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson. Peterson's murder-for-hire trial continues Friday, May 27, 2016, in Chester, Ill., with lawyers expected to start calling witnesses. Peterson is accused of trying to hire someone while in prison to kill former Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, who helped convict Peterson in 2012 of killing Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, eight years earlier. (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. Peterson's murder-for-hire trial continues Friday, May 27, 2016, in Chester, Ill., with lawyers expected to start calling witnesses. Peterson is accused of trying to hire someone while in prison to kill former Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, who helped convict Peterson in 2012 of killing Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, eight years earlier. (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow leaves a courthouse in Joliet, Ill., during a hearing in Drew Peterson's request for a new trial. On Friday, May 27, 2016, the trial continues in Chester, Ill., for Peterson, who is accused of trying to hire someone while in prison to kill Glasgow, who helped convict Peterson in 2012 of killing his third wife. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow leaves a courthouse in Joliet, Ill., during a hearing in Drew Peterson's request for a new trial. On Friday, May 27, 2016, the trial continues in Chester, Ill., for Peterson, who is accused of trying to hire someone while in prison to kill Glasgow, who helped convict Peterson in 2012 of killing his third wife. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, 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. On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, jurors in Chester, Ill., found Peterson guilty of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him 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. On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, jurors in Chester, Ill., found Peterson guilty of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his third wife's death. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)  (The Associated Press)

Jurors have found former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson guilty of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his third wife's death.

Jurors reached the verdict Tuesday afternoon after deliberating for little more than an hour.

Peterson was accused of trying to hire a fellow inmate's uncle to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. Peterson is serving a 38-year sentence in ex-wife Kathleen Savio's death and faces up to 60 more years in prison.

On Tuesday, prosecutors said prison recordings of Peterson speaking with a fellow inmate prove he wanted the prosecutor killed. But Peterson's defense lawyer says Peterson never explicitly says in the recordings that he wanted Glasgow killed.