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updated: 10/12/2012 5:05 PM

Judge delays Drew Peterson's sentencing until 2013

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A judge has delayed Drew Peterson's sentencing until the new year.

The former Bolingbrook police sergeant convicted in the drowning death of his third wife was scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 26. But on Friday, Will County Judge Edward Burmila granted a request from Peterson attorney Joel Brodsky to sentence Peterson on Jan. 10.

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Brodsky says he asked for the continuance. He says a series of strange events made it difficult to prepare for sentencing. That includes a motion filed by another attorney arguing Peterson deserved a new trial because Brodsky did a poor job defending Peterson.

Brodsky says Peterson told the judge he didn't authorize the other attorney to file the motion.

Peterson was convicted last month in the 2004 death of Kathleen Savio.

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