Drew Peterson lawyers trying to get conviction tossed

Drew Peterson is seen leaving the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., in this undated file photo.
November 16, 2012 2:25:57 PM PST
Lawyers for Drew Peterson asked a Will County judge to toss out his murder conviction or grant him a new trial.

In a motion filed Friday, Peterson's new legal team blames his former longtime lawyer Joel Brodsky of providing ineffective counsel. The motion claims Brodsky committed a number of crucial errors during the ex-Bolingbrook cop's trial on charges he killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Peterson's new lawyer Dave Pielet says his client is in good spirits.

"He's feeling good. He sees the case is progressing. That issues he wanted brought to the court's attention have been brought. He's looking forward to addressing those issues and he's looking forward to moving forward with the case," Dave Pielet, Peterson's attorney, said.

If the motion is not granted, the case will move forward with Peterson's sentencing. He was convicted of Savio's murder in September.


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