If no new trial for Drew Peterson, he might be sentenced today - other appeals still pending
Drew Peterson’s lawyers argued Wednesday that Joel Brodsky, their former lead co-counsel, made “awful” decisions and ran their legal team like a dictatorship. Whether Brodsky’s alleged steamrolling of his fellow lawyers and other alleged trial errors were so egregious that Peterson deserves a new trial is up to Will County Judge Edward Burmila. He said he’ll announce his decision Thursday afternoon. If he shoots down Peterson’s request — as most legal experts expect — he has told attorneys on both sides to be prepared for sentencing.