Former police officer Drew Peterson pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday on first-degree murder charges in the 2004 slaying of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
9:47: The prosecution has asked for Judge Richard Schoenstedt be removed from Peterson’s case.
10:01 According to MSNBC Brodsky is challenging the move to change judges, and Will County Chief Judge Gerald Kinney is slated to hold a hearing on the issue Thursday.
10:03: The request sent the hearing into a recess, and it is going to be continued until Thursday.
10:14: Press Conference: Brodsky says Drew is going to get a vigorous and zealous defense.
Now that the charges have been brought, it will limit what they can say. They’ll try to be as open as possible.
Calling the proceedings gamesmanship and says the State doesn’t want to try this case on the merits. Says they want to try it on technicalities.
Says it shows the State’s weakness.
10:15: Abood says the motions says prosecution believes the judge is “prejudiced against the state.”
10:16: Reporter: Savio’s familoy says that Drew was smirking and waving at them today. Abood says he was with Drew and didn’t see it.
10:17 Reporter asks Joel about being paid for interviews. He skirts it by saying “News agencies don’t pay for interviews”.
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