Peterson hearing ends with no ruling on new trial

February 19, 2013
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In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, Joel Brodsky, left, and Steven Greenberg, attorneys for former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson, confer outside the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., during the jury deliberations in Peterson's murder trial. The open lawyerly warfare between Brodsky, the lead counsel and co-counsel Greenberg, who also played a central role in the high-profile case, comes to a head Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at a hearing where a judge will decide if Peterson should get a new trial on grounds that the lead trial attorney allegedly did a shoddy job. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A hearing for Drew Peterson has ended without a ruling on the former suburban Chicago police officer's request for a new trial.

A judge recessed Tuesday after the defense sought to bolster arguments Peterson deserved a retrial on charges he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Peterson's attorneys contend his former lead trial attorney, Joel Brodsky, botched his case.

Among witnesses they called was Brodsky. Current Peterson's attorney Steve Greenberg questioned him.

Compared to their heated public comments recently, the back and forth between Brodsky and Greenberg in court was reserved.

As he left court Tuesday, reporters asked prosecutor James Glasgow what he thought of one former trial colleague, Brodsky, being questioned by another, Greenberg. He responded that he'd never seen anything like it.

The hearing resumes Wednesday.