Peterson's attorney asks for more time

July 14, 2009 2:56:15 PM PDT
Drew Peterson's murder trial is being delayed after he waived his right to a speedy trial Tuesday.Peterson was scheduled to stand trial August 24th on charges that he murdered his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Tuesday, Peterson's attorney asked for more time to review some 40,000 pages of evidence.

He also informed the judge he plans to challenge the constitutionality of the so-called "hearsay law" that will allow prosecutors to use Savio's words as evidence.

"I believe if the hearsay law is found unconstitutional the state will have to stop the prosecution in its tracks and take an appeal of that decision... it's that essential to their case," said Joel Brodsky, Peterson's attorney.

No new trial date has been set.


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