UPDATE MAY 4: This morning in court Judge Edward Burmila was assigned to Drew Peterson’s murder case. Peterson’s defense is attempting to bar Attorney Harry Smith’s testimony on grounds that he would violate a lawyer’s code of ethics by testifying. Joel Brodsky told reporters that the defense could be ready for trial in 60-90 days. Next hearing is set for the 17th of this month.
The Third District Appellate Court has sent Drew Peterson‘s murder case back to the Joliet Courthouse this week, moving the case just that much closer to trial.
Peterson’s defense indicated last week that they would not appeal the appellate court’s latest decision which reversed the trial judge’s decision about some contested hearsay statements, and made them admissible in court, choosing instead to address them with the trial judge or the jury if it comes to that.
The next status hearing for the case is set for Friday morning. Judge Sarah Jones will preside. Also Fox News Chicago reports that CNN has requested special permission to televise the trial nationally.
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