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Drew Peterson's lawyer asks for delay

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:18:51 CDT
By: AP

     The lead attorney for Drew Peterson is asking a judge to postpone the former police sergeant's sentencing for the murder of his third wife. Joel Brodsky made the request yesterday, saying that fighting among the defense team has kept him from finishing a post-trial motion. Peterson was scheduled to be sentenced November 26 after being convicted earlier this month of murdering Kathleen Savio. Since then, one defense attorney was fired and has engaged in a public war of words with Brodsky. Another recently quit. Brodsky says the troubles have distracted "from what's important," and is asking the judge to give him until November 30 to file a motion for a new trial. The judge says he'll consider the request next month.

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