Drew Peterson’s lawyers accuse former defense attorney of ‘blowing’ case

Drew Peterson’s lawyers accuse former defense attorney of ‘blowing’ case

Drew Peterson’s lawyers accuse former defense attorney of ‘blowing’ case

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Posted on December 14, 2012 at 7:24 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Lawyers working to overturn Drew Peterson’s murder conviction are accusing his former defense attorney of blowing the case through legal errors and “a smorgasbord of ethical violations.”

In a Thursday court filing, Peterson’s current lawyers asked a judge to throw out the conviction or grant Peterson a new trial.

They say lead trial attorney Joel Brodsky provided ineffective legal counsel.

Peterson was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2004 drowning death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Savio’s death was initially ruled an accident. It was ruled a homicide only after Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007. Drew Peterson is a suspect but has never been charged in that case.

Brodsky called the filing “a bald-faced lie” and the entire defense team agreed to the trial strategy.

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