Meet the Drew Peterson murder trial jury
BY DAN ROZEK AND JON SEIDEL Staff Reporters July 24, 2012 7:10PM
Updated: August 30, 2012 6:09AM
The seven-man, five-woman jury that will decide Drew Peterson’s fate is a diverse group that includes:
A Hispanic man in his 20s who studies broadcasting at Columbia College and earlier attended Bolingbrook High School while Kathleen Savio’s oldest son, Tom, also was at the school. His brother serves in the Army, while his parents both work at Will County high schools.
A Plainfield man who formerly owned a construction company, now works as a consultant and plans to retire Sept. 1. He’s married with two grown children and takes flying lessons.
A divorced woman in her 50s who works as an office secretary, who once edited her college’s newspaper and describes writing poetry as “a passion.” She also reads mystery novels, true crime books and watches TV cooking programs.
A woman whose family emigrated from Poland when she was a child. Her favorite TV show is “Dancing with the Stars.”
A divorced Bolingbrook man in his 40s who works for the U.S. Postal Service, but formerly served in the Army National Guard and attended law school and graduate school.
A man in his 60s who works as a plant manager for a manufacturing company and rides a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
A married woman whose husband first read newspapers to remove articles relating to the Peterson case so she wouldn’t see them. She likes to watch crime-related TV programs.
A married woman in her 50s who is one of eight children, four of whom are divorced.
An African-American man from Plainfield who works as a research technician. He is married with two children, doesn’t watch TV news but likes watching “Criminal Minds.”
A man in his 60s who graduated from Lockport High School and formerly worked for Texaco.
An African-American man in his 20s who was laid off earlier this year and lives with his parents.
A married woman in her 60s who is a White Sox fan and whose boss cringed when she heard the woman had been called for jury duty in the Peterson trial. She watches CNN and reads fiction that includes “The Hunger Games” novels.
The alternate jurors are:
A woman who is a semi-retired school crossing guard and doesn’t watch TV.
A divorced man with a graduate degree in education who runs, cycles and swims.
A man who collects pistols, has an orchard and once was attacked by a bat-wielding robber.
A divorced man who is fan of the Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers and whose son is an aspiring police officer
Contributing: The Associated Press