The Drew Peterson Road Show

Attorney asks to move murder trial elsewhere

By Zach Christman
|  Thursday, Jul 30, 2009  |  Updated 3:41 PM CDT
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The Drama of Drew

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Drew wants to take his side show on the road.

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The man Chicago loves to hate, Drew Peterson, wants to take his murder trial on the road.

Peterson's trial is on hold while a judge considers his attorney's request to move the proceedings elsewhere.

Attorney Joel Brodsky filed the motion Thursday in Will County. Brodsky said that with all the media attention, trying Peterson here wouldn't be fair.  The motion uses examples from Chicago's online media, and even a Google search on Drew's name as evidence that potential jurors in Will County would be too biased to give Peterson a fair shake.

A judge will consider Brodsky's motion at an Aug. 14 hearing, the Tribune reported.

Peterson is charged with the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. His fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007, and he is a suspect in that case as well.

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