The Beacon News is reporting that oral arguments will be heard relating to the appeal of excluded hearsay evidence by Judge White in the Drew Peterson trial for the murder of Kathleen Savio. The oral arguments are scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. on February 16, 2011. This hearing is being held before the Illinois Appellate Court in Ottowa.
These proceedings will be open to the public, although Judge White’s rulings, and all subsequent filings, are currently under seal.
One of the local tv stations has requested that it be allowed to televise the proceedings.
The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office had filed an appeal after Judge White, who has since retired, excluded some of the hearsay evidence they presented at a pretrial hearsay hearing early last year.
UPDATE 1/25/11: Joel Brodsky has announced that Steve Greenberg will be arguing for the defense, assisted by Lisa M. Lopez (wife and law partner of Joe Lopez).