Overcast
60°FOvercastFull Forecast

Judge: 'Shocked' by Peterson's former attorney

Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 4:15 p.m. CDT

JOLIET (AP) — The judge presiding at Drew Peterson's murder trial says he's dismayed by public comments the ex-police officer's former attorney has made and will forward his concerns to a disciplinary body.

Judge Edward Burmila spoke at a hearing Tuesday a month after sentencing Peterson to a 38-year prison term for murdering his third wife.

The Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/XUq7Vr) reports Burmila denied a request by Peterson's current attorneys for an order instructing Joel Brodsky to keep quiet.

But Burmila said he'd forward his criticism to an attorney disciplinary commission. Burmila cited a television interview where Brodsky criticized his former client, Peterson.

Burmila said Tuesday he was "shocked" by Brodsky's comments.

Brodsky told the Sun-Times professional-conduct rules allow him to defend himself from criticism about his performance at Peterson's 2012 trial.

National video



Reader Poll

For the first time since 1935, the Chicago Cubs have accomplished a 100-win season. Do you think we have finally reached “next year” – the year the Cubs win the World Series?
YES!
Maybe
Doubtful
No