Today Judge Richard Schoenstedt agreed with Drew Peterson‘s defense that the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act cleared the way for him to possess a semiautomatic rifle with a shortened barrel. It is unknown at this point whether or not the State will appeal the decision.
Peterson was originally charged with possession of an illegally altered weapon in May of 2008. The case was dismissed once already but that decision was reversed and remanded by an appellate court in July of this year.
Also today, attorney Reem Odeh officially submitted her request to withdraw as counsel for Drew Peterson citing irreconcilable differences with co-counsel, Joel Brodsky. Brodsky challenged her withdrawal, wishing to have Peterson terminate her.
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