Defense rests in Drew Peterson murder-for-hire trial

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CHESTER, Ill. -- The defense has rested its case without Drew Peterson taking the stand in his murder-for-hire trial.

The defense only called three witnesses to the stand to testify for Peterson.  Each of the witnesses were inmates at the Menard Correctional Center.

Earlier this week, prosecution witness and fellow inmate Antonio Smith testified Peterson tried to get him to have Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow killed.

Glasgow prosecuted the 2012 case in which Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the bathtub drowning death of his ex-wife, Kathleen Savio.

Closing arguments are set to begin on Tuesday.  The judge told the jury he expected they would start deliberating by noon Tuesday.

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