Drew Peterson’s lawyers tried to make a case today for a new trial. The judge will rule on that motion at 1 p.m. Thursday and if he denies it, the case enters the sentencing phase reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser from the Will County courthouse.
On Thursday, Judge Edward Burmila set a Feb. 19 hearing date for the motion for a new trial.
Drew Peterson’s lawyers have filed a motion seeking to have his conviction tossed out, because of ineffective counsel by former lead defense attorney Joel Brodsky.
Jurors in the Drew Peterson trial said the hearsay testimony in the trial was “extremely critical” in reaching a guilty verdict.
Drew Peterson’s defense team has rested its case, after Peterson informed the judge he won’t be testifying on his own behalf.
A Will County judge decided today that Kathleen Savio’s divorce attorney and the pastor for Drew Peterson’s fourth Wife, Stacy, will be permitted to testify at Drew’s murder trial.