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After Unusual Dispute Over Who Represents Drew Peterson, New Lawyer Takes Over Ex-Cop’s Murder Case

Posted Oct 30, 2012 2:30 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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After an unusual public dispute earlier this month over who is representing Drew Peterson in post-conviction matters concerning the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, a new lawyer has stepped up to the plate in the high-profile suburban Chicago case.

Lead lawyer Joel Brodsky has announced that he is stepping down from Peterson's case and a new attorney, David Peilet, who was not part of the earlier argument about who represented Peterson, will now head the defense team, the Chicago Tribune reports.

“There will be no more public fingerpointing and disunity in this defense effort,” said Peilet, outside court.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Outside Lawyer Files Motion for New Murder Trial for Drew Peterson; Lead Counsel Calls It ‘Insanity’"

ABAJournal.com: "Lead Drew Peterson Defense Lawyer Stays on Case, Calls Competing Attorneys ‘Bottom Feeders’"

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