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Kathleen Savio Family, Friends Respond to Drew Peterson's Guilty Verdict

Drew Peterson has been found guilty of first degree murder in the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

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Updated 5:57 p.m. 

Rev. Neil Schori, the pastor who said Stacy Peterson told him Drew Peterson killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio, had this reaction:

"My wife and I wept" when they heard the verdict, Schori said. "We literally wept together. It's been a long, long journey. "I'm absolutely thrilled with what happened," he said. "Justice is coming for Stacy's family too."

"I'm highly honored," Schori said. "I feel so honored to have given Stacy a voice. I got to be a voice for Stacy, and I did what she asked me to do."

Updated 4:23 p.m. 

Savio's family will visit Kathleen Savio's grave Thursday to tell her of the news, according to the Chicago Tribune

Updated 3:34 p.m. 

Cassandra Cales, sister of Stacy Peterson, had this to say in reaction to the verdict: "Game over, Drew. I feel numb. It hasn't really hit me yet."

Cassandra wants to tell Stacy: "I love you, I miss you, and I've never given up hope I'll find you."

Updated 3:29 p.m. 

Pam Bosco, foster mother of Stacy Peterson's sister Cassandra Cales had the following to say in reaction the guilty:

This is personal. This is personal to so many people. I never lost the faith. I believe in the system. I don't think he ever faced reality and that's why he did it twice. Today he's facing reality. He'll never see life outside prison walls.

This man has to pay for Stacy. There's no reason this man can't be taken back into this courtroom and go through this hell again. Stacy's case is right around the corner. I believe that. I always believed that "he would pay the price for killing two beautiful women.

I think he was stunned, first of all. He thought he would get away with it. I think he understands how much he's a hated man.

Updated 2:54 p.m. 

Peterson had no expression when the verdict was read. The Savio family was crying and hugging in the courtroom.

"Oh my god it's about friggin' time," sobbed Savio brother-in-law Mitch Doman as he hugged his wife, Savio's sister Susan Doman. 

"Now she can rest in peace," Mitch Doman said. "They got the murdering
bastard."

"I just feel that she's with us right now," Susan Doman said. "I loved my sister very much. She's finally getting the justice she deserved. He's a sick man. He's an evil man."

Peggy Rouse September 07, 2012 at 05:39 AM
Let's hope that Drew gets his true Karma back when he reaches hell. May he feel lacerations and all the human suffering possible. No one I know deserves this as much as this waste of arrogance. Oh,he'll get his! Wish we could witness this and clap the devil on!!! As far as the men in black for lawyers,the sooner they get over themselves,the sooner they can move on to their next folly!! These guys acted so like their client that it was scary. Oh,they are now so shamed. It's amusing to hear how unfair the trial was and how the poor thing suffered and how he was wronged!. They forgot who picked this jury 2 yrs. ago? They disgusted me and they were so similar to their client showing off for the cameras. Well,how do they like it now? The stupid "Men in Black" imitation turned off the nation as we watched and laughed out loud to see these educated idiots desperately seeking attention as they tried to act as if they were showing confidence when stupidity and braggarts was obvious. Thank God we won't be subjected to them anymore as they truly need lessons on being professionals. So not a happy day because the Savios feel no relief for their baby girl who they miss so much they can hardly breathe. But you all have to know that there is a nation who is praying for you and love you. We share some of your pain and wish we could take it for you. Much love goes your way. May you be somewhat be comforted by your faith and feel our love for you as well. Peggy Rouse,Louisiana
David Neesley September 07, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Lets rub more salt in an already ooozing sore. What purpose does it serve to air your dirty laundry on a national forum? Does it make you feel special because "everyone" can read how mad you are? I could care less about you or Drew Petersen. You don't have an axe to grind here and he'll never read this crap anyway. Send him a personalized card at the jail, it will have more impact.
Tamera C Penaloza September 08, 2012 at 06:59 AM
Well I could understand why people are angry and to me people have a right to express themselves. I mean men like Drew Peterson need to be locked up because he is a crazy man very evil to think of killing woman. I could see people just think about themselves, but this man is where he belongs he is a cold blooded killer. This man was not a cop that was supposed to protect and serve he was a bad cop that abused his wives well at least a couple of his wives he had and threatened to kill them and make it look like an accident. Well finally Kathleen Savio gets justice and her family plus it keeps this man behind bars so it won't happen to another woman he tries to get with. I just don't see how people just think about themselves I care what happens to others and by everything said it all points to Drew Peterson it's all about using common sense. Well now Stacy Peterson needs her justice because people shouldn't be allowed to get away with murder only because he planned it using all the training he had as a cop.
RobynD323 September 09, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I really pray Tom Peterson and his brother set aside their anger & pain. I pray they both go ASAP and get family counseling. They can still love their father but, they need to understand their father is a very sick and evil man. It's not their fault. My prayer would be that, Tom & his siblings reunite with his Mothers family. They love he & his brother deeply. They hurt for him. Tom is so confused and he has every right to be. Tom, if you read this please understand it's not your fault. Your Mother loved you. Please never forget this. You have suffered the biggest loss because of actions your father did. If he was a normal father he would never have hurt his children's Mother. He stole your Mom from you. Please, young man. Get some help before this destroys your entire life and beyond. It's not your fault. People do love you. reach out to your Mom's family. Tom you have been robbed of your Mother. I've never seen you act like "Tom" when speaking of your mother. I've seen you act the way Drew told you to act. Learn to own your own feelings about how you feel, not how you are told to feel. God Bless

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