Court Supervision: Drew Peterson WithDrewal?
The week was packed with Drew Peterson, but it looks like we're not going to be seeing so much of him anymore.
It was Drew Peterson all day every day in the week that just ended.
It started out with a hearing to see if he needs to have a new murder trial, and that hearing went on for another two days.
A college professor and a retired judge both got on the witness stand and told how former Peterson attorney Joel Brodsky not only failed to provide effective counsel at this summer's murder trial, but also committed an ethical violation by entering into a publicity contract with his client.
Brodsky's former law partner got up as well and claimed Brodsky physically attacked her in the Chicago office they shared.
That was when Peterson got a chance to share his feelings with everyone in the courtroom, and it sounded like he wasn't feeling all that great at the moment.
"I didn't kill Kathleen!" he screamed before settling in for a lengthy rant about how Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow and the Illinois State Police—not without a little help from a "ridiculous" Lifetime movie—conspired to frame him for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Peterson got to speak his piece, then Judge Burmila gave him 38 years in prison and sent him back to jail. But not for long!
Instead of waiting for the weekly bus to take him and the rest of the prison-bound prisoners up to Stateville, the sheriff's department shipped Peterson off on a special trip. It was a brief visit, as only hours later they took him to his new home in Pontiac Correctional Center.
And that was that, pretty much the whole week right there. Well, there were a couple other things, like another lawsuit filed against embattled Frankfort pediatrician Kishor Jain, and a second armed robber pleading guilty and getting 22 years for sticking up an Orland Park jewelry store. But it was really all about Peterson.