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Drew Peterson briefly released from prison to visit funeral home after mother dies

Thursday, October 11, 2012
(FILE) Drew Peterson

(FILE) Drew Peterson

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Convicted murderer Drew Peterson was released from the Will County Jail briefly on Thursday morning to say goodbye to his mother, who died on Monday.

Betty Morphey was 84. Her funeral will be on Friday at Modell Funeral Home, 7710 S. Cass in Darien, Ill. Peterson is not expected to attend. During the 30 minute visit, Peterson, wearing an orange jumpsuit and shackles, was escorted by sheriff's officers as he visited his mother's body in the chapel. Morphey will be buried at Clarendon Hills Cemetery.

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