You can watch the proceedings live today as oral arguments are presented to the Third District Appellate Court in the matter of hearsay evidence that may or may not be admitted in Drew Peterson’s trial for the murder of third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Drew Peterson will not be at the hearing, while the head of his defense team, Joel Brodsky, will be seated in the gallery. Assistant State’s attorney Colleen Griffin will be presenting for the State, with a rebuttal by State’s Attorney, James Glasgow. Steven Greenberg will be presenting the arguments for the defense, supported by newcomer, Lisa Lopez.
The hearing is scheduled to start at 1:15 p.m. CLTV and TruTV will carry live video of the proceedings on TV starting around 1 p.m. You can also watch live online via WGN or Chicago Tribune websites. Proceedings should take about an hour.
Legal pundits have warned that the arguments may not be as interesting as the eventual trial, but this is a historic hearing and there is a lot at stake as the bulk of the State’s evidence is circumstantial. The admission of some of these statements would allow Kathleen Savio to in essence ‘speak from the grave’.
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