Each team was given roughly two hours to state their case to the seven man, five woman jury that's already sat through five weeks of testimony.
Ruling came after about four hours of debate between prosecutors and defense attorneys over jury instructions
Savio's divorce attorney dances around issue of Stacy Peterson's disappearance.
College sophomore testified Wednesday in father's murder trial.
Closing arguments scheduled for Tuesday.
Drew Peterson's defense attorneys on Tuesday rolled out two forensic pathologists who offered testimony in direct contrast to what jurors heard last week.
"The jury could find that the defendant is guilty of this offense," said Judge Edward Burmila.
"They want to present sort of a unified front," says jury expert Alan Tuerkheimer.
Jeff Ruby said he was arrested at Harrah's and charged with indirect contempt of court.
The Rev. Neil Schori on Thursday provided some of the most dramatic testimony in the Drew Peterson trial so far.