CHICAGO – The judge assigned to Drew Peterson's murder trial is asking potential Will County jurors to fill out questionnaires even though the former police officer wants his trial moved.
Judge Stephen White on Friday said he'll have 240 people fill out the questionnaire — the first step in jury selection — although no trial date has been set.
A hearing was set for later Friday on Peterson's request to move the trial out of Will County because of pretrial publicity.
White says he's proceeding under the assumption the trial will be in Will County. He says he's trying to protect a jury pool by warning them not to read or listen to reports about the case.
Peterson is charged in the 2004 slaying of his third wife Kathleen Savio.