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Will Travolta Help Get Drew Peterson Off?

5/29/2008 11:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Drew Peterson -- the ex-cop who's a suspect in the disappearance of his current wife and possibly the drowning of another -- could be getting some legal help from an unlikely (and unwitting) source: Scientolobig John Travolta.

Peterson's lawyers say that Illinois State Police wanted prosecutors to nab the ex-cop on a weapons violation for carrying an AR-15 assault rifle illegally. But this snap that Peterson took with Travolta in 2000, they say, shows Peterson with the assault rifle while on duty, guarding John while on tour shilling "Battlefield Earth."

Drew could face up to five years in jail if convicted on a weapons charge. His fourth wife Stacy disappeared last year and his third wife drowned in what cops are now calling a homicide. The Illinois State Police couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

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