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IRS Wants Money From Peterson Estate

Posted October 6, 2004 10:46 a.m. EDT
Updated December 10, 2006 8:41 a.m. EST

— The government wants more than $70,000 from Kathleen Peterson's estate.

The Internal Revenue Service claims Mike Peterson cashed in four life insurance policies after his wife's murder. Then, they say Peterson filed a joint tax return in the couple's name and never claimed the insurance money as income.

Caitlin Atwater, Kathleen's Peterson's daughter, plans to appeal.

Mike Peterson is serving a life sentence for his wife's murder.