Drew Peterson asks choose to vacate homicide conviction

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A choose was scheduled Monday to contemplate former Chicago-area police Sgt. Drew Peterson’s movement to vacate his 2012 conviction within the homicide of his third spouse.

Officers have stated Peterson won’t attend the listening to and it isn’t recognized if Will County Choose Edward Burmila will make an instantaneous resolution on the movement. The choose has appointed an lawyer and an investigator to help Peterson and consultants have stated that such an investigation may take months to finish.

Peterson was convicted of first-degree homicide within the 2004 killing of Kathleen Savio and sentenced to 38 years in jail. He has since filed a number of appeals which have been rejected. He filed his newest movement final fall and Burmila decided that the previous Bolingbrook police officer had introduced a “gist of a constitutional” declare and scheduled a listening to.

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In his six-page handwritten movement, Peterson argued that his lead lawyer, Joel Brodsky, didn’t present efficient counsel and that Brodsky wouldn’t enable him to testify in his protection. He additionally alleged prosecutorial misconduct and witness intimidation by Will County State’s Legal professional James Glasgow and contended that some witnesses mustn’t have been allowed to testify about conversations they’d with Savio or Peterson’s fourth spouse, Stacy, earlier than she disappeared.

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Peterson can be a suspect — although he has by no means been charged — within the 2007 disappearance of Stacy Peterson, who’s presumed useless.

In 2016, he was sentenced to an extra 40 years in jail for attempting to rent somebody to kill Glasgow.

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