SHOTLIST:

AP - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Joliet, Illinois - February 21, 2013

1. SOUNDBITE: Anna Marie Doman/Kathleen Savio's sister

"Oh I knew he was blaming everybody else, it's always everybody else's fault. Never his fault. It's typical sociopath, i did my homework and i found out what that was and i was like, wow. That's him. So i thought to myself i have to be strong for my sister Katie. And i'm not going to let him manipulate me. He wants a reaction, that's what he's doing. He wants us to react and jump around and get excited and get kicked out. No, i'm in control now. He's the one going to jail, he loses, we win."

2. SOUNDBITE: Susan Doman/Kathleen Savio's sister

"I'd also like to say you know Drew Peterson's loud, outcast it was scary because this is what my sister had to go through. this is what happened behind closed doors, this is what happens to victims of domestic violence. The faces that we don't see.//no, i've never seen this before"

3. SOUNDBITE: Henry Savio/Kathleen Savio's Brother

"We were always like the 4 Musketeers all our life. And for her not to be here, right now it breaks my heart. But i know she's here in spirit. I'll always love her for the rest of my life."

4. SOUNDBITE: Jim Glascow/Will County States Attorney

"Well how are you good at helping people and obnoxious at the same time, it doesn't work. He's obnoxious when he wants to be, but when he got up on the stand and that shrill, kinda feminine screech that he didn't kill Kathy, that's the guy that killed kathy. You got a glimpse into his soul. And then that nonsense about her head on the table, he couldn't have carried less. So we all got an opportunity to see a psychopath reveal himself in open court. We don't normally get that chance. About 20

5. Wide shot of Glascow being congratulated by state police investigators

6. Cutaways with media cameras and Savio family

STORYLINE:

Drew Peterson -- the swaggering former suburban Chicago police officer who gained notoriety after his much-younger fourth wife vanished in 2007 -- has been sentenced to 38 years in prison for murdering his third wife.

Illinois does not have the death penalty, and the 59-year-old Peterson had faced a maximum 60-year prison term. The judge gave him four years' credit for time he has served since his arrest.

Jurors convicted Peterson in September in Kathleen Savio's 2004 death. Neighbors found the 40-year-old's body in a dry bathtub at home with a gash on her head -- her hair soaked in blood.

Peterson is also a suspect in the disappearance of Stacy Peterson -- who was 23-years-old when she vanished -- but he hasn't been charged in her case. It was her disappearance that led authorities to take another look at Savio's death and eventually reclassify it from an accident to a homicide.

Peterson shocked the courtroom during his sentencing hearing by shouting, "I did not kill Kathleen!" as he made a statement to the court.

Earlier Thursday, Judge Edward Burmila denied a defense request to grant Peterson a retrial. Peterson's current attorneys contended his former lead attorney botched the initial trial.

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