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Peterson murder proceedings delayed over pants issue

JOLIET, Ill. -- There’s been a wardrobe malfunction, of sorts, during jury selection at the Drew Peterson murder trial.

Attorneys and the chief prosecutor say the start of proceedings were delayed for several minutes Tuesday so Peterson could change out of some ill-fitting pants.

Defense attorney Joel Brodsky later joked with reporters that the jail apparently didn’t have an adequate tape measure. Prosecutor James Glasgow also confirmed the reason for the delay.

As proceedings finally began, Peterson looked relaxed in a blue blazer and dress pants.

To avoid prejudicing him in jurors’ eyes, the court has permitted him to ditch his jail garb. He also doesn’t have to wear the handcuffs and leg chains he had on during pretrial hearings.

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