Drew Peterson trial updates: Onlooker swears at Peterson, booted from courthouse

By Steve Schmadeke, Matthew Walberg and Stacy St. Clair
Tribune reporters
10:14 a.m. CDT, August 23, 2012
Continual coverage of the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

10:10 a.m. Onlooker swears at Peterson, booted

Cincinnati restaurateur and ardent Drew Peterson hater Jeff Ruby was kicked out of the courthouse during a break after he was seen mouthing an expletive to the defendant.

Will County Sherrif's Department spokesman Ken Kaupas said Ruby was seated in the gallery when he locked eyes with Peterson and mouthed the words, "(expletive) you."

Peterson told his attorneys, and the act was also witnessed by a sheriff's department official.

Ruby was immediately escorted out of the courthouse and is barred from returning, Kaupas said.

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