During a break in jury selection Monday, a Tribune reporter asked Peterson’s lead defense attorney, Joel Brodsky, if the sartorial change was so the defendant looks a little less like the Drew Peterson who has been in the news the last five years.
“Why would I do that?” Brodsky said with a smile. “Somebody would have to be thinking, on the ball to do something like that.”
With all that careful attention to Peterson’s appearance, I’m wondering why no one on his team could get their story straight on what was up with the pants yesterday. One lawyer said that Drew had just gotten fatter and his pants were too tight, another said that the pants were mislabeled and were four inches smaller in the waist than indicated, and yet another said they were four inches too short in the leg. Does the public really need the “white noise” treatment over a pair of pants?
By the way, Kathleen Savio is dead. Remember her?
Jury selection was completed yesterday. Opening statements are expected to be presented on Tuesday.