Shackled Drew Peterson Taken to See Dead Mother at Funeral Home

Drew Peterson got 15 minutes with his mother's body.

Will County Sheriff's deputies escorted a shackled Drew Peterson to a Darien funeral home to see his mother's body for a last time, a source said.

Peterson had a brief visit with his deceased mother Thursday afternoon before he was returned to the Will County jail, where he has been locked up for the last three and a half years, the source said.

Peterson was at Modell Funeral Home in Darien for about 15 minutes, the source said.

Another source said Peterson was in tears while at the funeral home and under guard by several sheriff's deputies.

Peterson saw his mother before the public viewing.

Peterson's mother, Betty Morphey, died Monday at 84.

After Peterson's father, Donald Peterson, died, Morphey married Albert Morphey, who has also since died.

One of Albert Morphey's sons, Thomas Morphey, has said he helped Peterson carry a blue plastic barrel out of Peterson's Bolinbgbrook home the night Peterson's fourth wife, in October 2007. Thomas Morphey said Stacy Peterson's body was in the barrel.

Thomas Morphey has also said his family long believed Peterson killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Savio was found drowned in a dry bathtub in March 2004.

Peterson was convicted last month of murdering Savio. His sentencing has been set for November 26.

Peterson, 58, faces up to 60 years in prison.

Betty Morphey's funeral was scheduled for tomorrow at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Darien.

Flora Dora October 12, 2012 at 09:02 PM
He is back in his jail cell. When he is sentenced he wiil go to a prison where his life will be somewhat better - library, recreation, time in the out doors. Calm down, folks.
Kellyofthebrook October 12, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Is Stacy dead? I mean do we REALLY know that? I call BS on all of this.
Anna Hultin October 12, 2012 at 09:09 PM
flora....you forgot to mention all the new friends he'll get to meet...spend quality time with....I'm sure there'll be interested in the old days when he was a cop...the stories he'll be able to tell....I'm sure he'll make Mr. Popularity the first year....
Pro Life Crusader + October 12, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Anna get real there's probably not even one prisoner left in prison that Drew arrested during his 29 year career! By the way the prisoners will care less if he killed his wife! That's a status symbol in prison!
gg(not for glen greig) October 12, 2012 at 09:28 PM
why does anyone really care if he went to a private viewing of his late mother? You all act like they let him borrow a car and leave for the day. He still had to stand there ashamed in shackles. Im sure it is a moment that will haunt him for a long time. He is going to serve his time, but he still is a human being. Let him say his goodbyes and apologies to a woman who didnt deserve this humilation from her son.
Anna Hultin October 12, 2012 at 09:52 PM
vera....you are just a bundle of information...I'm so glad I had the day off to absorb all that valuable jail information...that you so graciously expel....I'm sure everyone who has commented saw the value of knowing that you could answer their comments without prejudice for mr.peterson...being the fine upstanding citizen that he is...keep up the good work....
Pro Life Crusader + October 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Anna is Drew any of your business? No ! So butt out!
TP October 13, 2012 at 12:49 AM
You people are ruthless.
lala October 13, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Peterson is every taxpayers business.
Pro Life Crusader + October 13, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Lala then protest outside of Stateville prison to stop prisoners from having TV's in their cells , they have weight lifting , church services , and other recreations! Our tax dollars pay for that too! So what if Drew went to his mothers wake! Get over it!
lala October 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM
I don't think one protestor would do much good to rid prisons of these perks. I am well aware of the waste taxes are used for and have a hard time getting over it as you say. I also have an opinion as well as you do. Previous media reports claim he was estranged from his mother and his mother thought he was guilty. Why bother attending? The "so what" is more of a "how come" for me.
TP October 13, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I'm interested to find where you get your media reports...the onion doesn't count as a legitimate source.
Pro Life Crusader + October 13, 2012 at 04:45 PM
TP who are you referring too?
Pro Life Crusader + October 13, 2012 at 04:46 PM
lala! The media reports are crap, Drew was not estranged from his mother!
KBN October 13, 2012 at 09:46 PM
charlies angel October 14, 2012 at 07:53 AM
I agree with gg.
Mom of 5 October 15, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Vera: the speed with which you spew ignorance is exhausting to read. Peterson, like any prisoner, whether convicted or not, can be granted permission to visit an IMMEDIATE family member's funeral IF, he has the money to pay the fee. In the county where I work, the rate is currently $700. So, you could be a pre-trial detainee on a misdemeanor drug charge and if you don't have the money to go to your mother's funeral, then you don't have the money and that's the end of the story.
Kathleen Root October 16, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Prisoners are not weak and malnourished! Where do you get your information from?
charlies angel October 17, 2012 at 04:09 PM
I think hearsay isn't fair, it's just not. Drew got screwed on his trial.
Sue Rosenorn October 17, 2012 at 05:08 PM
I dont care if a prisoner is being held for any charge, they should be allowed in circumstances like a death to be allowed to attend. The state wastes all kinds of money on pork projects, etc. that they never tell the public about. Any person can be incarcerated for any charge and be denied access to funerals and this is inhumane.
Chris October 17, 2012 at 06:20 PM
For god sake, if you took a second to do some research you would see that former gov ryan was at his wifes bedside the night she died. You get to chose whether you see them on their death bed or in their casket. Its been said on more then 1 occasion in these comments, and every other news outlet that wrote this same story.
Chris October 17, 2012 at 06:29 PM
You people seriously have nothing better to do besides sit on your ass's and comment on something so minuscule? He is going to rot in jail for the rest of his life because of hearsay. Il admit, I think he is guilty but Glassgow was lazy and tried to take shortcuts, but DP's attorney ultimately screwed him in the end, so he sits in jail. Him getting 15 minutes to say goodbye to an immediate family memeber(regardless if they were close or not, she's still IMMEDIATE) shouldn't be a huge deal like everyone on this comment board is making it out to be.
Chris October 17, 2012 at 06:32 PM
The comments on this message board look like a "play by play" of typical 3rd graders. Everyones always calling someone a name or tearing them down for their opinion. Guess what, ITS AN OPINION, everyone on here has one, thats why you click on the page. My opinion isn't the same as yours, and yours isn't the same as mine, but goddamnit, im not going to sit here and call you a retard because its a different view then mine.
nikki October 18, 2012 at 02:07 AM
I find it hilarious how people act like theu know everything about Drew, the only thing you know is what the media prints and all of it isnt necessarily true.. Him and his mother were always close. She did not think he was guilty, his stepfathers family did.
The Care Bear Here October 20, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Drew P. is scum no doubt. HOWEVER it is his Mother. i am involved in a prison Ministry and i do see inmates get to go to view a parents body or to the funeral. But the inmates family or someone has to pay$$$ for the transportation and the officers which could amount to thousands of dollars and most cannot afford this. But i believe this is standard for most prisons with all things considred of the inmate. he was out for only a few hours, he's back in jail. I just always think about if the shoe was on the othe foot scenario. May his mother rest in peace, poor lady dieing knowing her son was convicted of murder. There's always more than one victim when criminals commit crime. i amnot in favor of drew at all so dont get this twisted. 2 women maybe more lives have been lost and children have lost their mothers for good and other relatives have lost their daughter, sister etc etc . . and he needs to pay, and it looks like he will.....
The Care Bear Here October 20, 2012 at 02:42 PM
i agree they are opinions. and then there are facts that no one cares to consider. in this situation and many many other things going on in this world......
patsy October 22, 2012 at 02:08 PM
i totally agree with this comment cant understand how and why this was allowed!!
sharon kareiva November 06, 2012 at 09:58 PM
All I know is Stacy's mom did not get to say goodbye to her before she was murdered and tossed in a barrel never to be seen again. Karma missed the boat this time.
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