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  • Courtroom Updates: Drew Peterson Trial

    Courtroom Updates: Drew Peterson Trial
    Jury selection began today in the long-awaited trial of Drew Peterson, accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. Check here throughout the day for continual updates from the courtroom. 4:30 p.m. Peterson gets involved in jury...
  • Drew Peterson files appeal, cites ineffective counsel

    Drew Peterson files appeal, cites ineffective counsel
    Drew Peterson began the uphill battle to overturn his murder conviction today, filing a motion for a new trial that could force his former lead attorney to testify about how he allegedly botched the case. Peterson, 58, was convicted in September of...
  • Christopher Vaughn gets life in prison for killing wife, 3 kids

    Christopher Vaughn gets life in prison for killing wife, 3 kids
    Christopher Vaughn was sentenced to four life terms this morning for fatally shooting his wife and three children after pulling off an expressway in 2007. Vaughn looked over his shoulder at his family as he was led away after being sentenced by Judge...
  • Jury selection complete in Drew Peterson murder trial

    Jury selection complete in Drew Peterson murder trial
    Drew Peterson carefully appraised every prospective juror who took a seat in a Joliet courtroom Tuesday, then later nodded or shook his head when his attorneys asked whether to fight to keep them. He remained closely involved as the final jurors were...
  • Peterson judge sets hearings for new trial motion, sentencing

    Peterson judge sets hearings for new trial motion, sentencing
    A Will County judge is scheduled to hear Drew Peterson’s motion for a new trial on Feb. 19 and the next day has been set aside for a sentencing hearing at which prosecutors will put on evidence that he also murdered his fourth wife, Stacy. The...
  • 'Prosecuting Casey Anthony' review: Startling verdict, even 2nd time around

    'Prosecuting Casey Anthony' review: Startling verdict, even 2nd time around
    Poor Virginia Welch. In "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" (7 p.m. Jan. 19, Lifetime; 2 stars out of 4), not only does she have the thankless task of playing "the most hated woman in America," but she has to do so with barely any dialogue. Welch cries a lot,...
  • Former Peterson attorney sues replacement, Tribune

    Former Peterson attorney sues replacement, Tribune
    Joel Brodsky, an attorney who represented Drew Peterson before he withdrew from the legal team in October, has filed a libel lawsuit against attorney Steven Greenberg and Tribune Co., among others. Brodsky says that a letter obtained by the Chicago...
  • Brodsky target says lawsuit filed 'out of spite'

    Brodsky target says lawsuit filed 'out of spite'
    A day after his former colleague on Drew Peterson’s defense team filed a libel lawsuit against him, lawyer Steven Greenberg fired back in a news release, calling Joel Brodsky’s complaint “frivolous” and filled with accusations made...
  • Drew Peterson case: Brodsky takes stand

    Drew Peterson case: Brodsky takes stand
    Joel Brodsky, once the lead attorney in Drew Peterson's murder trial, was waiting in the hallway Tuesday when his former legal teammates asked that he be brought to the stand. Brodsky refused to enter the courtroom, and a deputy relayed the message to...
  • Drew Peterson facing sentencing Thursday if new trial bid fails

    Drew Peterson facing sentencing Thursday if new trial bid fails
    Drew Peterson could be sentenced to up to 60 years in prison Thursday if a judge rejects defense team arguments that his former lead attorney's inept trial performance violated his constitutional rights to a fair trial. Judge Edward Burmila is expected...
  • Drew Peterson transferred to Pontiac prison

    Drew Peterson transferred to Pontiac prison
    Drew Peterson’s new life as an Illinois Department of Corrections inmate has begun. Peterson was transferred this morning to the Stateville Correctional Center near Crest Hill, where he was evaluated for placement based upon factors such as his...