Peterson jury selection progresses on 2nd day

July 24, 2012

Associated Press

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Twelve jurors have been selected in Drew Peterson's murder trial.

The full panel won't be seated until three more alternates have been picked.

Eight jurors were selected Monday, and the final members of the jury and one alternate were chosen by noon Tuesday.

Among those selected Tuesday was a part-time poet and a man in his 70s who takes flying lessons and who played baseball on his college team.

Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer, is charged with killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. Her death was ruled accidental until police began investigating the 2007 disappearance his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.

Opening statements are scheduled for next week.