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updated: 2/21/2013 9:02 AM

Retired judge testifies Peterson retrial hearing

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  • Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow

      Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow
    Associated Press

 
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A retired judge unconnected with Drew Peterson's murder case has taken the stand as the former suburban police officer's lawyers seek to persuade a judge that Peterson deserves a new trial.

Daniel Locallo spoke Wednesday on the second day of a hearing on the motion. It asks for a retrial on grounds the lead attorney at the initial trial, Joel Brodsky, offered Peterson substandard representation.

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Locallo told the judge that Brodsky made a major mistake by calling one witness whose testimony badly backfired on the defense.

Judge Edward Burmila is expected to rule on the motion later Wednesday.

Sentencing could immediate follow a ruling. The 59-year-old Peterson faces a maximum 60-year prison term for Kathleen Savio's death.

He's also a suspect in his fourth wife Stacy Peterson's disappearance.

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