Drew Peterson Wants to go to Trial

Peterson has been in jail since July 2009

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012  |  Updated 4:48 PM CDT
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Drew Peterson Wants to go to Trial

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Drew Peterson's attorneys said they won't further appeal a court's decision to allow hearsay statements as evidence at trial, signaling that they're ready to go to trial.

Joel Brodsky, Peterson's attorney, said the Third District Appellate Court was informed Tuesday that they will not fight a recent higher court ruling allowing prosecutors to use previously excluded hearsay statements.

"We are not appealing because we want to get this case moving," Brodsky told the Chicago Tribune.  "Drew has been locked up long enough and we are ready to go to trial."
 
Legal wrangling over the statements from Peterson's drowned ex-wife Kathleen Savio and missing fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, has postponed Peterson's trial for nearly two years
 
The jailed Peterson was charged with killing Savio in 2004 after his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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