Joe Lopez turned his attention to pastor Neil Schori, who told the jury Stacy Peterson said Drew Peterson coached her to lie about his whereabouts.

“He was put in a weird position,” Lopez said. “He had to bring a chaperone. Something's going on that no one's telling us about.

“Objection,” Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow said.

“Sustained — the jury will disregard that comment,” Burmila said.

Undeterred, Lopez continued to mock Schori's testimony.

Starbucks. The church of the moment, where he has his clients come so they can cry in front of everyone.”

Then he turned his criticism to Kathleen Savio's divorce attorney, who testified that Stacy asked if she could help her intention to divorce Peterson if she threatened to tell police how Peterson killed Savio.

“(Smith) comes in here grinning like a Cheshire Cat, laughing,” Lopez said. “Then, during a break, he's sitting there talking to the water pitcher, like it's Wilson from the movie. Laughing, laughing at the state's case, just laughing.”


1:50 p.m. 'All the rats come out of the woodpile'

As Joe Lopez began addressing the testimony of Mary Parks, who was a classmate of Kathleen Savio's at Joliet Junior College, Parks entered the overflow room to listen.

Lopez said Parks was untrustworthy and lied about Savio's alleged statements to her that Drew Peterson attacked and threatened to kill Savio.

“You know what they say? When something like this happens, all the rats come out of the woodpile,” Lopez said.

At that, Parks laughed and stood up to leave the overflow room, offering a whispered apology to the sheriff's deputy at the door.

“Sorry,” she said. “He was talking about me.”


1:30 p.m. Savio lied about Peterson, Lopez says

Joe Lopez told jurors the only thing every pathologistin the case agreed with was that they have no way to say exactly when Kathleen Savio was bruised.

“As much as they want to agree and disagree with one another, they all agree about one thing, and that is that you can't date a bruise,” Lopez said. “Nobody know the ages of the bruises in this case, and nobody knows what caused the bruise. They are speculating as to the cause, and that's because it's not a homicide, it's an accident.”

Lopez also said one of the most telling signs that Savio lied about Drew Peterson's threats to kill her that she never told either her best friend and neighbor, Mary Pontarelli, or her boyfriend Steve Maniaci.

“Steve loved her; he adored her, and she never once told him about this,” Lopez said. “You know why? Because it never happened.”


1:10 p.m. Cut was 'as big as the Grand Canyon'