Drew Peterson

Shocking Allegations

The death of Drew's third wife, Kathleen Savio, was initially considered an accidental drowning, but has now been ruled a homicide. 


"It is alleged that Stacy told one of her pastors that Drew killed Kathleen," Dr. Phil says, reading from a graphic that appears on the big screen behind him. He turns to Drew. "Do you believe that happened?"

"I don't know. I can't even answer for that conversation," he replies. "I know for a fact that she had a deep crush on this pastor."


"Kathleen also addressed letters to prosecutors saying, ‘His next step is to take my children away or kill me instead.' Did she do that?" Dr. Phil asks Drew.

"Kathy loved writing letters to people, and telling on people," he replies. "Whether she wrote these letters or not, I don't know. I can't answer for that."

"It's alleged that Kathleen told her sister that if she died, it might look like an accident, but it wasn't."

"Again, I can't answer for these conversations."

Dr. Phil is puzzled. "These are two women in your life, years apart, that have people, that I assume don't know each other, reporting the same thing," he observes.

"I can't answer for any of these conversations."

"Did you get physical with Kathleen?" Dr. Phil asks.

"No, never," Drew answers.


"Because she told her sister, according to her sister, that she was beaten against a wooden table," Dr. Phil says.

"I was a policeman. Policeman do not get involved in physical confrontations with their wives, because if you do, you will lose your career," Drew explains. "I wasn't about to get involved in any physical confrontation with them and take that chance."

"As a police officer, you've got to admit, this doesn't look good," Dr. Phil says.


"No, it doesn't look good at all," Drew admits.

On a previous show, Drew's ex-fiancée, Kyle Piry, discussed her misgivings about the former lawman. "Drew could have murdered Kathleen. Drew is probably responsible for Stacy being missing. I could have probably ended up like Kathleen or Stacy," she says. "After we had gotten engaged, he became a lot more controlling. Then it was a year and a half of him stalking. Sometimes he would just pull me over to harass me."

When the videotape ends, Dr. Phil turns to Drew. "What do you think about what she said?" he asks.

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. I broke up with Kyle," he replies.

"You recognize this is three women and three separate sets of abuse allegations," Dr. Phil points out.

"Then why wasn't this reported when it was happening, and why wasn't I arrested?"