Breaking News Bar
updated: 11/16/2012 6:20 PM

Attorneys ask for new trial in Drew Peterson case

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Drew Peterson

      Drew Peterson

 
Associated Press

Drew Peterson's attorneys want a Will County judge to throw out his conviction for the murder of his third wife or grant him a new trial.

Attorneys for the former Bolingbrook police sergeant said Friday that the judge allowed hearsay evidence he shouldn't have and that Peterson was provided ineffective counsel.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The attorneys say, for example, that the judge should not have allowed attorney Harry Smith to testify even though attorney Joel Brodsky insisted on calling him.

Brodsky withdrew from Peterson's legal team last month. He says he was not ineffective, but that it's not surprising for defendants to say "anything and everything" to reverse their convictions.

Peterson was convicted in September in the 2004 drowning death of Kathleen Savio. His fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, went missing in 2007.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.