“That objection will be sustained,” Burmila said.

Glasgow began again.

“If this piece of paper stood for what the defense says it does...”

“Objection, judge.”

The judge then sent the jury out of the courtroom. Glasgow was less than two minutes into his argument.


2:30 p.m. Prosecution begins its rebuttal 

“Ladies and gentleman, before we start, I just want to remind everyone that this trial is about Kathleen Savio,” Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow said as he began his rebuttal argument. “A young lady, vibrant, murdered in the prime of her life.”

The judge has given Glasgow one hour and 10 minutes for his rebuttal.


2:15 p.m. 'What would Lopez say?'

Joe Lopez told jurors to think “What would Lopez say?” after State’s Attorney James Glasgow gives his rebuttal.

Lopez then ended his closing argument by showing a cartoon picture of the Cheshire Cat from “Alice in Wonderland.”

“I want you to think of that when you look at that guilty verdict” he said, referring to what he described as the smiling smug demeanor of Kathleen Savio’s divorce attorney Harry Smith on the stand, who Lopez had said earlier was laughing at the state’s case.


2:05 p.m. 'You can hate him'

As Joe Lopez wrapped up, he reminded jurors that they need remember they have the responsibility to judge Peterson based on the evidence, not their personal feelings about him.

“You don't have to like him. You can hate him. You have to like America more than anything.

“I said it before and I'll say it again: the framers of the constitution would barf on this evidence.

“Presidents have gone on TV and lied to the public, pastors have done it,” Lopez said. “People lie. That's why you have to look at the physical evidence.”

Lopez is now finished. The judge is giving jurors a short break before the prosecution rebuttal.


2 p.m. Lopez criticizes pastor, divorce attorney