Drew Peterson lawyers in court today to appeal murder conviction

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CHICAGO -- Lawyers for former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson returned to court Thursday to appeal his murder conviction.

Peterson is currently serving a 38-year prison sentence for the killing of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. He faces trial in July after he was charged with plotting to have Prosecutor James Glasgow killed.

At Thursday’s hearing in Ottawa,  Peterson attorney Steve Greenberg argued that his client’s conviction should be tossed out because the lead defense attorney, Joel Brodsky,  tried the case in the media. Greenberg called the strategy “bone-headed” and a conflict of interest for Brodsky.

Greenberg also said certain hearsay and circumstantial evidence should not have been allowed at the trial.

Brodsky calls Steve Greenberg a liar and a hypocrite.

Attorneys for the state said the evidence was appropriately allowed.

A decision is not expected for some time-- months probably. Whoever loses this argument can appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court.

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