From WGN/Tribune Breaking News Center:
Prosecutors get new judge in Peterson case
May 21, 2009 2:26 PM
Will County Chief Judge Gerald Kinney today allowed prosecutors to replace a judge in the Drew Peterson murder case, saying the defense had not established a pattern of abuse by the state of its right to replace judges.
“I do not find that this has been established by the defense’s response,” Kinney said during a hearing held at the Will County courthouse.
Prosecutors had filed a motion to replace Judge Richard Schoenstedt, arguing he was prejudiced against the state.
Kinney assigned the case to Judge Carla Alessio Policandriotes — at which point Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky, said he wanted to replace that judge. But after a brief recess, Brodsky withdrew his request.
A hearing with the new judge is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday.
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