Drew Peterson Sentencing Could be Delayed

Pre-trial motion delayed because of attorney quarrels

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    Verna Sadock

    One of Drew Peterson's attorneys on Tuesday asked a judge to postpone the former police sergeant's sentencing for the murder of his third wife.

    Joel Brodsky said fighting among the defense team has kept him from finishing a post-trial motion.

    Peterson was scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 26 after being convicted earlier this month of murdering Kathleen Savio.

    Since then, defense attorney Steve Greenberg was fired and has engaged in a public war of words with Brodsky, blaming him for the conviction.

    "You wafted the greatest case, by ignorance, obduracy, and ineptitude. Your effort to blame me is suggestive of a six-year-old child changing the rules of the game when he falls behind, before taking his ball home, loudly declaring that his opponent cheated instead of appreciating he was just out of his league," Greenberg wrote in a letter shared with the media.

    Another attorney, Darryl Goldberg, withdrew from the case Monday morning.

    Brodsky said the troubles have distracted "from what's important" and is asking the judge to give him until Nov. 30 to file a motion for a new trial.

    Judge Edward Burmila said he'll consider the request next month.

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