Homicide

Drew Peterson gets 40-year sentence in murder-for-hire case

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson. Peterson is set to appear in a southwestern Illinois courtroom Friday, July 29, 2016 for sentencing, after he was convicted in a May murder-for-hire trial. Jurors agreed that Peterson attempted to hire an inmate's uncle to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. (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 is set to appear in a southwestern Illinois courtroom Friday, July 29, 2016 for sentencing, after he was convicted in a May murder-for-hire trial. Jurors agreed that Peterson attempted to hire an inmate's uncle to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. (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 former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson's request for a new trial. Peterson is set to appear in a southwestern Illinois courtroom Friday, July 29, 2016 for sentencing, after he was convicted in a May murder-for-hire trial. Jurors agreed that Peterson attempted to hire an inmate's uncle to kill State's Attorney Glasgow. (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 former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson's request for a new trial. Peterson is set to appear in a southwestern Illinois courtroom Friday, July 29, 2016 for sentencing, after he was convicted in a May murder-for-hire trial. Jurors agreed that Peterson attempted to hire an inmate's uncle to kill State's Attorney Glasgow. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)  (The Associated Press)

A former suburban Chicago police officer has been given an extra 40 years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for the death of his third wife.

Drew Peterson told the judge Friday before he was sentenced that he never wanted Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow killed and claimed to know all along a fellow inmate was recording their conversations.

The 62-year-old already is serving a 38-year sentence at the Menard Correctional Center for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Though he is scheduled for parole in 2047, Friday's sentence must be served consecutively, making it likely Peterson will die in prison.

At his sentencing for killing Savio, Peterson screamed: "I did not kill Kathleen!"