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.
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.
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.
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.
Drew Peterson’s former lawyer, Joel Brodsky, thinks he’s found a reason for Peterson to get a new trial.
Drew Peterson’s attorneys got some of what they wanted from former colleague Joel Brodsky, but not everything.
A DePaul University Legal Analyst is giving Drew Peterson only a slim chance for reversal of his murder conviction.
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.
The lead lawyer for convicted killer Drew Peterson on Tuesday withdrew from the case.
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.
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.
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.
Jurors Thursday will resume weighing whether Is Drew Peterson a cold-blooded killer, or a victim of an overzealous prosecution.
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.
Anxious — that’s how one of Drew Peterson’s defense attorney’s described himself the day before closing arguments in Peterson’s murder trial.
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.
The prosecution has rested its case in the Drew Peterson’s murder trial.
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.”
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.