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No new trial for Peterson; judge moves on to sentencing

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A judge has decided there will be no new trial for Drew Peterson. The sentencing phase has now begun.

During his sentencing, Peterson was given the chance to speak. He started of by saying, “Good day, my name is Drew Peterson, I hope I don’t aggravate the situation.” Then he screamed, “I did not kill Kathleen!”

A family member of Savio’s yelled back, “Yes you did!” The family member was removed from the courtroom by the judge.

Peterson then apologized to the judge by saying he must have been whoozy, he complained that the state police set him up. Judge Burmila warned him against any more outburst.

Earlier, Judge Burmila said, “In my opinion the defendant has failed to show Mr. Brodsky prevented him from receiving a fair trial.”

Peterson was convicted last fall of murdering Kathleen Savio.

But, his attorneys have been arguing he didn’t receive a fair trial.

They claimed lead attorney Joel Brodsky wasn’t ethical, and made a huge mistake by calling Harry Smith as a witness. Smith was Savio’s divorce attorney.

Some jurors said Smith’s testimony worked against Peterson, and helped them convict him.

Brodsky believes he’s being made a “scapegoat,” and insists he made an effective case.

Peterson is facing up to 60 years in prison.


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  • WhatAJoke

    I thought this story was to go live on air and I find out on the web from a different source….Horrible coverage on part of WGN!!!!!

    • Rich

      WHAT??? You thought? WGN screwed up? Really? I suppose that WGN made a one day court case last three days as well just to mess with people.

      You are probably one of the people who complain about the morning team. Even though you continue watching them!

      The "Morning team." Takes serious news seriously, and stupid news stupidly.

      I hope they stay for another Twenty years because at least they make depressing a little more bearable.

      I am 38yo male, who has to laugh once in his life or I will jump from my balcony! Which I am sure would be covered by "Anna Around town." as "South suburban man flew off balcony. Buy his t-shirt here." "I am Anna Belaval (in spanish accent.) Live from the launch pad of a white guy."

      I LOVE THE MORNING NEWS ON WGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Especially Robin, And Erin!!!!!!

      I know I am creepy but, Robin, Erin and Sarah Jindro. WooHooo!!!!!

      • Alan

        Hey Jack, I dislike the morning team but do watch the 12 o'clock when the maturity improves.

        I dislike THE MORNING NEWS ON WGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Especially Robin, And Erin!!!!!!