Overcast
55°FOvercastFull Forecast

First witnesses take stand at Peterson hearing

CHICAGO (AP) — The first witness at a hearing to decide if Drew Peterson deserves a retrial on grounds his then-lead attorney botched the trial was a disgruntled former partner of that attorney.

The unusual hearing Tuesday pits the ex-police officer's former lead attorney, Joel Brodsky, against his former co-counsel at the trial, Steve Greenberg. Greenberg still represents Peterson, and Brodsky stepped down from the legal team in November.

Greenberg and Peterson have feuded publicly since Peterson's conviction last year of murdering his third wife.

On Tuesday, Greenberg served as Peterson's lead attorney. He called Brodsky's onetime partner, Reem Odeh, as his first witness.

Greenberg asked her if Brodsky was primarily concerned about generating publicity for his practice after taking on Peterson's case. The judge wouldn't let her answer that directly.

Comments

Comments

 

National video

Reader Poll

The White Sox and Cubs both finished the season with identical losing records, 73-89. Do you think either team will make the playoffs next year?
Yes, the Sox
Yes, the Cubs
Both teams
Neither team