Jul 28, 2014
Mostly Cloudy

Shackled Drew Peterson Taken to See Dead Mother at Funeral Home

Drew Peterson got 15 minutes with his mother's body.

Shackled Drew Peterson Taken to See Dead Mother at Funeral Home

Will County Sheriff's deputies escorted a shackled Drew Peterson to a Darien funeral home to see his mother's body for a last time, a source said.

Peterson had a brief visit with his deceased mother Thursday afternoon before he was returned to the Will County jail, where he has been locked up for the last three and a half years, the source said.

Peterson was at Modell Funeral Home in Darien for about 15 minutes, the source said.

Another source said Peterson was in tears while at the funeral home and under guard by several sheriff's deputies.

Peterson saw his mother before the public viewing.

Peterson's mother, Betty Morphey, died Monday at 84.

After Peterson's father, Donald Peterson, died, Morphey married Albert Morphey, who has also since died.

One of Albert Morphey's sons, Thomas Morphey, has said he helped Peterson carry a blue plastic barrel out of Peterson's Bolinbgbrook home the night Peterson's fourth wife, in October 2007. Thomas Morphey said Stacy Peterson's body was in the barrel.

Thomas Morphey has also said his family long believed Peterson killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Savio was found drowned in a dry bathtub in March 2004.

Peterson was convicted last month of murdering Savio. His sentencing has been set for November 26.

Peterson, 58, faces up to 60 years in prison.

Betty Morphey's funeral was scheduled for tomorrow at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Darien.

Don’t miss updates from Patch!