Yesterday the defense team of Drew Peterson sent a motion to the appellate court alleging that prosecutors went past a 30-day deadline when they filed a motion to appeal a ruling on hearsay evidence. It should be filed sometime today.
On July 7, just one day before Peterson’s trial for murder was scheduled to begin, State’s attorney James Glasgow filed three motions and Certificates of Impairment essentially stating that they could not go forward with the prosecution of Drew Peterson without the admission of certain testimony and evidence barred by Judge Stephen White.
The three motions appealed the barring of:
- Testimony of Diane Panos, legal expert — Ruling on July 2.
- Testimony of Eric Peterson, Vicki Connolley and Anna Doman — Ruling on June 18.
- Certain hearsay statements — Ruling on May 18.
It’s interesting to note that although the judge initially ruled on the hearsay testimony on May 18, which would be more than thirty days before the June 30th appeal, he also “denied a motion to to reconsider its decision” on July 6th. Perhaps if the prosecution appeals the denial of the motion to reconsider…
Here are the three motions:
Many thanks to those who helped us out with these documents.
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