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posted: 9/6/2012 4:05 PM

Savio family 'finally got justice'

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  • COURTESY of the SAVIO FAMILYKathleen Savio, Drew Peterson's third wife.

      COURTESY of the SAVIO FAMILYKathleen Savio, Drew Peterson's third wife.

  • Nicholas Savio, half-brother of Kathleen Savio, speaks to the media Thursday outside the Will County Courthouse during the second day of jury deliberations in former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson's murder trial. Peterson was found guilty.

      Nicholas Savio, half-brother of Kathleen Savio, speaks to the media Thursday outside the Will County Courthouse during the second day of jury deliberations in former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson's murder trial. Peterson was found guilty.
    Associated Press

  • Kathleen Savio, Drew Peterson's third wife.

      Kathleen Savio, Drew Peterson's third wife.
    Associated Press

 
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The brother of Drew Peterson's third wife says his conviction is "a very long time in coming."

Nick Savio spoke to reporters Thursday afternoon outside the Will County courthouse in Joliet after jurors convicted Peterson in Kathleen Savio's 2004 death. Nick Savio said at least he knows his sister will get justice and although they can't have her back "we hope she can rest in peace." Nick Savio also said he hopes Kathleen Savio's sons "never forget their mom."

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Savio's sister, Susan Doman, stepped out of the courtroom after the verdict, wiping tears from her eyes. Doman also said her family "finally got justice."

Savio's nephew, 33-year-old Michael Lisak of Carpentersville, gasped and cried in court. Afterward he said he didn't look at Peterson and instead "just held my family."

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