On the second day of deliberations, the jury was won over by a case that was largely circumstantial and, one juror said, hinged on the hearsay testimony that originated from Peterson's missing fourth wife, Stacy.
Will County's top prosecutor, James Glasgow, called Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police officer, a "coward and a bully" and vowed to "aggressively review" Stacy's case with an eye toward possibly bringing charges. The fifth anniversary of her disappearance is next month.
"He was a thug," an emotional Glasgow said of Peterson outside court. "He would threaten people because he had a gun and a badge, and nobody ever took him on. Well, we took him on now, and he lost."