Drew Peterson's arraignment pushed to May 18

May 8, 2009 12:35:03 PM PDT
Drew Peterson will have to wait more than a week to answer allegations he drowned his third wife in a bath tub. A judge in Illinois today continued the former police sergeant's arraignment to May 18 be cause neither of Peterson's attorneys were at Friday's hearing.

Peterson was charged with murder Thursday in the 2004 death of Kathleen Savio. He's also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy. He's denied wrongdoing.

Peterson didn't speak in court except to tell the judge he understood the continuance.

But the 55-year-old was cracking jokes when he arrived.

Wearing a red jail jumpsuit, Peterson was brought in handcuffed and shackled around the legs. He told reporters he was getting "three squares a day" and joked about his "spiffy outfit" and "bling."

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