Peterson Attorney: Bar Media From Hearing

Media coverage will influence jurors, says latest addition to legal team

By Steve Bryant
|  Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010  |  Updated 10:15 AM CDT
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Cat's already out of the bag, ya'll.

In a curiously belated attempt to scuttle media coverage of Drew Peterson's upcoming trial, the alleged killer's attorney's filed a motion Tuesday requesting reporters be barred from a hearing planned for later this month, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The motion, filed by George Lenard -- a recent addition to Peterson's legal team, and the man who defended another man accused of killing his wife -- argues that media coverage "will likely result" in jurors forming opinions of their client's guilt or innocence.

At the Jan. 19th hearing, prosecutors are expected to lay out the evidence in their case against Peterson.

Read the full story at ChicagoTribune.com.

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