NewsViews: The Drew Peterson Trial

July 12, 2010 8:15:34 AM PDT
After more than a year behind bars, Drew Peterson was supposed to go on trial this past week for murder.

The former Bolingbrook police officer is accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Prosecutors had hoped to use so called "hearsay evidence" in the trial. But Judge Stephen White decided to bar much of that evidence, prompting Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow to delay the trial. Instead, he's appealing Judge White's decision. On Thursday, Judge White denied a request to release Peterson during the appeal process.

"We were very pleased with Judge White's decision on maintaining the bond in this case. I believe it's in the best interest of justice," said Glasgow.

"Drew's an innocent man. He's being held without sufficient evidence. The state's admitted that. And the state is asking for permission to use unreliable hearsay what's been found to be unreliable hearsay in order to convict him," said Joel Brodsky, Peterson's attorney.

To talk more about the twists and turns in the Peterson case, our guest on this NewsViews is Harold Krent, dean of the Chicago-Kent College of Law.


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