Attorney Joe Lopez reports that the ineffective assistance motion will not be heard today.
Craig Wall tweets: “Brodsky seemed downcast in courtroom. Now meeting with Peterson in back room. No telling what will happen until its on the record in court”
Joe Hosey tweets: “…Michelle Gonzalez, met with Drew Peterson in a back room. Gonzalez says she expects Peterson to dump Brodsky.”
Craig Wall tweets: “Joel Brodsky- paraphrasing the Blues Brothers movie- says the band is back together again. So maybe he convinced Peterson to keep him. Until the attorney situation for Drew Peterson is officially on the record in court we will just have to wait. Joe Lopez following the Blues Brother theme says ‘We are on a mission from Drew’. He says Gonzalez and Carroll will not be on the case. Lopez says Brodsky will remain lead counsel for Drew Peterson. Still waiting for court to start. Brodsky more chipper in hallway.”
NBC Chicago reports: “Attorney Darryl Goldberg, who quit Peterson’s legal team during the trial, told NBC 5′s Charlie Wojciechowski that four sheriff’s deputies were guarding the room where Peterson is waiting for the hearing in order to keep Brodsky out.” (Have to assume this was prior to Brodsky’s discussion with Peterson in said back room.)
Joe Hosey tweets: ” long story short: Carroll and Gonzalez out, Greenberg and Brodsky in. Judge verbally slapped around Brodsky pretty good.”
Craig wall tweets: “Judge Edward Burmila ripped Brodsky for motion asking him to rule ‘quietly and without fanfare’.”
Steve Greenberg has withdrawn his motion to withdraw from the defense. Sentencing now scheduled for January 10, 2013
Yesterday Drew Peterson spent fifteen minutes alone with the body of his deceased mother who passed away on Wednesday. It was the first time in three years that he had ventured outside the confines of jail and courthouse.
This morning he appears in court to address before Judge Stephen Burmilla two motions which address his legal representation. Attorneys John Paul Carroll and Michelle Gonzalez have filed a motion for a new trial based on ineffective counsel by Peterson’s lead attorney, Joel Brodsky. Gonzalez says that Peterson hired them to do this, and Carroll states that Drew told him “Go ahead” with the motion.
Yesterday, Joel Brodsky distributed his own motion alleging that Drew Peterson never gave Carroll and Gonzalez legal authority to challenge his effectiveness. His motion also asked that they be charged with contempt and that a grand jury and special prosecutor be called to investigate leaks of impounded documents.
Does Drew Peterson really want to boot Brodsky, or is this motion just something he wanted filed in case his appeals fail? in any case, the motion details some nasty allegations against Joel Brodsky who is not pleased.
The following HTML tags are allowed:
<a href=""> <abbr> <acronym> <b> <blockquote> <cite> <pre> <em> <i> <q> <strike> <strong>