After a short appearance in court today, Martin Glink, the attorney representing the Savio family in a wrongful death suit against Drew Peterson, seems confident that the case will go forward.
Glink also told reporters that Thomas Peterson, son of Drew Peterson, is still named in the case, despite a letter that was sent to the Sun-Times stating that he was going to remove himself from the civil suit because he believed “1000%” that his father did not kill Kathleen Savio. He also filed a document to be released from the case.
Glink says that it will take more than a release to remove Thomas Peterson’s name from the civil suit, since the youth may have been influenced by others and pressured into filing the document.
Joel Brodsky did not show up in court today. Peterson was represented by Edmund Peter Boland of Carey Filter White & Boland.
The next status hearing date is scheduled for May 19.