Drew Peterson, a retired police sergeant who is suspected of killing his third wife, watched a Lifetime movie about the five years leading up to his arrest from inside the Will County Jail and found that Rob Lowe's of him was hysterical.
He thought it was hysterical, said Peterson's lead defense attorney, Joel Brodsky, told the Chicago Tribune. He chuckled at all of the inaccuracies and things that never happened.
Peterson, 58, is charged with murdering his third wife Kathleen Savio. She was found dead in a dry bathtub in 2004 and officials initially ruled the death an accidental drowning. However, authorities reopened the case after Stacy Peterson, his fourth wife, vanished in October 2007.
Peterson has not been charged in her disappearance, but he remains a suspect. Peterson also denies any wrongdoing in the cases.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the cable TV movie, Drew Peterson: Untouchable, shows Peterson, a retired Bolingbrook police sergeant, as a misogynist who killed his third wife and caused teh disappearance of the fourth.
In the Hollywood production, the film shows actor Rob Lowe as Peterson opening his neighbor's garage before staring her down and declaring, I'm untouchable, bitch.
But the family of Peterson's missing fourth wife was stunned by the inaccuracies and jumbled timeline, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Brodsky said Peterson didn't seem too worried about the movie's impact on prospective jurors. He is still jailed and bail is set at $20 million. Peterson's case is on hold while an appellate court considers the admissibility of some hearsay statements at trial, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Obviously he is concerned people might be influenced by the movie's inaccuracies, Brodsky said. But we agreed that anyone who thinks a Lifetime movie is factual shouldn't be on a jury in the first place.