Lawyers face off in court
JOLIET (AP) – The attorney who led the defense team in Drew Peterson’s 2012 murder trial sat in the witness box Tuesday and faced questions from his former co-counsel – the latest turn in a long-running legal saga full of strange twists.
The rarity of former legal colleagues facing off as adversaries came at a hearing to decide if Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer, should get a new trial in the slaying of his third wife.
His current attorneys contend that former lead attorney Joel Brodsky botched Peterson’s trial, which ended in September with jurors convicting Peterson of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
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