Defense Team

Drew Peterson's state prison mugshot (Illinois Department of Corrections)

Peterson’s Attorneys Step Aside, Seek Public Appellate Defender

Convicted killer Drew Peterson’s lawyers have quietly withdrawn from the appeal of his murder conviction.

03/06/2013

Amanda Bach, 19, went missing on Sept. 15, 2011. (Credit: Porter County Sheriff's Department)

Defense Team Tries To Pin Bach Murder On Search Party Member

Valparaiso Police Department Detective David Castellanos later disagreed on the stand with the defense’s contention that Nicholas Prochno, 30, of Wheeler, led police away from investigating abandoned houses and directly to the body.

02/08/2013

Drew Peterson (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Drew Peterson Keeps Legal Team, Denies Asking New Lawyers To File Appeal

The Will County judge who presided over Drew Peterson’s murder trial had to sort through some legal drama on Friday, about what attorneys would represent the former Bolingbrook police officer going forward.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2012

Peterson Defense Attorneys

Peterson Attorney Furious After Being Fired

One of Drew Peterson’s defense attorneys is furious at remarks made by his former co-counsel after he was fired from the defense team.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

Stacy And Drew Peterson

Report: Drew Peterson’s Defense Team Lists Stacy Peterson As Trial Witness

Drew Peterson’s defense team has reportedly included his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, on the witness list – even though she has been missing for nearly five years and is widely believed to be dead.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2012

Emanuel And Blagojevich

Blagojevich Defense Team Seeks Tape With Emanuel

Attorneys for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich filed a motion early Tuesday morning, demanding the release of a recorded phone conversation when then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011