Behind bars, Drew Peterson charged with hiring hit man

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Courtesy WGN-TV

Courtesy WGN-TV

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — Drew Peterson, the imprisoned former Chicago-area police sergeant found guilty of murdering his ex-wife, was charged Monday on two counts of murder solicitation.

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Between September 2013 and December 2014, Peterson allegedly hired someone to try to kill Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, the prosecutor who won a conviction in 2012 that sent Peterson away for 38 years, according to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

It was unclear from court documents whether the alleged murder solicitation resulted in any attempt on Glasgow's life. Glasgow remains the state's attorney in Will County.

Peterson is imprisoned at Menard Correctional Center in Illinois' Randolph County.

He made an initial appearance at the Randolph County Courthouse on Monday on one count of solicitation of murder for hire and one count of solicitation of murder.

A preliminary hearing is set for March 3 at 10 a.m. local time, the attorney general's office said. The case will be jointly prosecuted by that office and the Randolph County state's attorney's office.

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  • Brooke

    only in America could you be looking at 70 years in prison for attempting to murder someone and only get 38 years in prison for actually murdering someone