Day 2 of Peterson jury deliberations

Associated Press
FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson leaves the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., after his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his former wife Kathleen Savio. On Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2012, jurors at Peterson's trial withdrew to begin deliberations on whether Peterson murdered his third wife. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors are heading into a second day of deliberations at Drew Peterson's murder trial.

The panelists gathering again Thursday in Joliet have given no clear sign on whether they're close to a verdict in the former Illinois police officer's case.

The 58-year-old pleaded not guilty to murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. He was charged after his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007.

The deliberating jurors asked Wednesday to see a variety of evidence, including transcripts of witnesses who presented hearsay evidence. That could mean they're grappling with statements the two wives allegedly made to others implicating Peterson.

Hearsay is normally barred at trials. But Illinois adopted legislation allowing it in rare circumstances and legal observers are watching how it plays out at Peterson's trial.