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Charges Dismissed Against Man Accused Of Forging Divorce Document

A Northlake man accused of forging a divorce document to get his church’s blessing to remarry has been cleared of criminal charges, after his attorney successfully argued the prosecution was a violation of the separation of church and state.

WBBM Newsradio–04/30/2013

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Judge To Decide Thursday Afternoon In Peterson Case

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.

02/20/2013

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Judge Expected To Rule Wednesday On Peterson Trial

Drew Peterson’s feuding current and former lawyers, Steve Greenberg and Joel Brodsky, squared off in court today as the defense seeks a new trial. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports it was not the showdown that some were expecting.

02/19/2013

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Drew Peterson Back In Court Tuesday To Ask For New Trial

Convicted murderer Drew Peterson goes back to court in Will County tomorrow, hoping to convince a judge to grant him a new trial, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

02/18/2013

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New Trial For Drew Peterson? Old Lawyer Thinks So

Drew Peterson’s former lawyer, Joel Brodsky, thinks he’s found a reason for Peterson to get a new trial.

02/05/2013

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Peterson’s Lawyers Want Brodsky’s Financial Records

Drew Peterson’s attorneys got some of what they wanted from former colleague Joel Brodsky, but not everything.

02/01/2013

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Expert Claims Drew Peterson Unlikely To Get Conviction Reversed

A DePaul University Legal Analyst is giving Drew Peterson only a slim chance for reversal of his murder conviction.

01/11/2013

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Judge To Hear Peterson Request For New Trial Next Month

On Thursday, Judge Edward Burmila set a Feb. 19 hearing date for the motion for a new trial.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2013

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Peterson Lawyers Seek New Trial, Claiming Mistakes By Brodsky

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.

WBBM Newsradio–11/16/2012

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Joel Brodsky Withdraws From Drew Peterson Case

The lead lawyer for convicted killer Drew Peterson on Tuesday withdrew from the case.

10/30/2012

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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

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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

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Attorney: Peterson Will Have A Better Life In State Prison

One of Drew Peterson’s lawyers has some interesting things to say about the kind of life Peterson will be living in the next couple of months.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

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Jury Enters Second Day Of Deliberating Drew Peterson’s Fate

Jurors Thursday will resume weighing whether Is Drew Peterson a cold-blooded killer, or a victim of an overzealous prosecution.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

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Peterson Attorney: Prosecutors ‘Trying To Nail Jell-O To A Tree’

A defense attorney for Drew Peterson told jurors Tuesday that prosecutors “are trying to nail Jell-O to a tree,” and have no evidence that Peterson killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

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Peterson Defense Team ‘Anxious’ As Closing Arguments Approach

Anxious — that’s how one of Drew Peterson’s defense attorney’s described himself the day before closing arguments in Peterson’s murder trial.

CBS 2–09/03/2012

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Peterson Defense Witnesses: Savio Fell In Tub

Two pathologists testifying for Drew Peterson’s defense team said Kathleen Savio fell in her bathtub, knocked herself unconscious, and drowned — rebutting testimony from prosecution experts that her death was a homicide.

08/28/2012

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Prosecution Rests Case In Drew Peterson Trial

The prosecution has rested its case in the Drew Peterson’s murder trial.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2012

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Judge In Peterson Trial: Prosecution’s ‘Disrespect For The Court Is Shocking’

Just hours after defense attorneys for Drew Peterson withdrew a motion for a mistrial over a mistake by prosecutors, testimony was halted again Wednesday and the judge angrily chided prosecutors after another witness discussed evidence barred from the trial, saying “the disrespect for the court is shocking.”

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

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Drew Peterson In Court For Pre-Trial Motions

Drew Peterson was back in court Wednesday as prosecutors and defense attorneys hashed out what pieces of evidence should or should not be admitted when his murder trial starts next week.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

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