Saturday, May 25, 2013
The Frankfort pediatrician charged with molesting five women in his doctor's office appeared in court.
Dr. Kishor Jain—the Frankfort pediatrician charged with molesting five women in his Colorado Avenue office and named as a defendant in five civil lawsuits—appeared in court this week. This time, Jain, 59, was around for his criminal case. The special prosecutor appointed to Jain's case said he produced police reports and video evidence, but needs time to come up with more material for the defense. Here's a look at what else was going on in court last week: Check out all these stories and more on our Facebook page.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Judge Edward Burmila said he was "shocked" by lawyer Joel Brodsky's conduct, and now Brodsky's license to practice law could be in jeopardy before the state's Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission.
The judge in the Drew Peterson murder case said he was "shocked" by the behavior of attorney Joel Brodsky in the aftermath of the convicted wife-killer's sentencing last month. "I've never seen an attorney comport himself the way Mr. Brodsky did," Judge Edward Burmila said during a Tuesday morning hearing at the Will County Courthouse. And Brodsky's law license may be in jeopardy now that Judge Burmila is alerting the state's Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission to Brodsky's antics. After Peterson was hit with a 38-year prison sentence for murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio, his former attorney, Joel Brodsky, did a WGN Morning News interview and blamed Peterson for moves he made at the trial. Judge Burmila first said he …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Drew Peterson was on the move again Thursday and is in another prison.
Drew Peterson wasn't one to be tied down, managing to marry four times in 29 years. And even now that he's been packed off to prison, he's still a rambling man. Peterson, 59, was transferred to his third prison since he was sentenced to serve 38 years a mere seven days ago. Peterson was whisked from the Will County jail to the Northern Reception and Classification Center on the grounds of Stateville prison the day after he was sentenced by Judge Edward Burmila. Ordinary inmates wait for the weekly bus to Stateville, but Drew Peterson is apparently no ordinary inmate, as the Will County Sheriff's Department set up a special trip to get him out quickly. Then at Stateville, where it takes an average of three weeks to two months before a …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Drew Peterson finally got out of jail, but only so he could go to prison.
The Will County Sheriff's Department didn't wait long to send Drew Peterson off to start his "life of hardship and abuse." Less than 24 hours after Peterson spoke those words in court and was sentenced to 38 years in prison, staff at the Will County jail had the disgraced ex-Bolingbrook cop packed up, out the door and on his way to Stateville Correctional Center. "Drew Peterson's paperwork for his transfer to Stateville was drawn up within a few hours of his return to (jail) after court yesterday," Deputy Chief Brian Fink of the Will County Adult Detention Facility said in a statement Friday. "The Will County Sheriff's Office transported Mr. Peterson to the (Illinois) Department of Corrections facility at 9:22 this morning without incident…
Former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson got 38 years in prison for killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Drew Peterson held his tongue for nearly four years after being charged with the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. But just before he learned how long he was going to spend in prison, he let it all out. "I didn't kill Kathleen!" a deranged Peterson screamed from the witness stand. Savio's sister, Susan Doman, shouted back at Peterson, saying, "Yes you did," and called him a liar. Sheriff's deputies ejected Doman and Peterson, 59, was allowed to continue his rant, stopping only when he was overcome by emotion and choking back tears. Judge Edward Burmila, who as soon as Peterson was done talking sentenced the disgraced former Bolingbrook cop to 38 years in prison, warned Peterson not to indulge in another "outburst." Peterson told …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Drew Peterson will find out Thursday if he's heading to prison or getting a new murder trial.
The lawyers for convicted wife-killer Drew Peterson argued for two days that he was deprived of a fair trial by an attorney more worried about becoming a media darling than representing his client. Now the arguing is over, and on Thursday Will County Judge Edward Burmila will decide if Peterson gets a do-over on his murder trial or will instead punch a one-way ticket to prison. Peterson attorney Steve Greenberg finished the two day hearing with an emotional argument blaming former co-counsel Joel Brodsky for single-handedly losing Peterson's murder trial. Greenberg said Brodsky disregarded advice from other attorneys on the defense team and insisted on calling the lawyer who represented Peterson's slain third wife, Kathleen Savio, during …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Drew Peterson's former attorney was called to the witness stand but wasn't asked anything about the murder trial he was blamed for losing.
Drew Peterson's longest serving attorney tried to argue his way out of testifying at a hearing to determine whether the convicted wife-killer needs a new murder trial, but couldn't dodge his trip to the witness stand. But even after attorney Joel Brodsky failed to convince Judge Edward Burmila he didn't have to testify, he wasn't asked too many uncomfortable questions about the trial he has been blamed for blowing. Instead, Peterson lawyer Steve Greenberg stuck to questions about Brodsky's financial dealings with Peterson. He also asked about a contract Brodsky and Peterson entered into with Florida publicist Glenn Selig. The ABC network paid Peterson and Brodsky $10,000 for "licensing rights" to Peterson's photographs and videos, …
Monday, February 18, 2013
If Drew Peterson doesn't win his hearing for a new murder trial this week, the judge is packing him off to prison.
Drew Peterson has one more shot to dodge a trip to Stateville, and it all comes down to a hearing scheduled to start Tuesday morning. After more than three and a half years in the Will County jail and a five-week trial that wrapped up in September, the disgraced former Bolingbrook cop's lawyers will try to convince Judge Edward Burmila to give him a do-over. And that's not all—matters from a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Peterson by his slain third wife's family will be shoehorned into the proceedings. And one of Peterson's current attorneys, Steve Greenberg, expects to argue that Judge Burmila should sanction former Peterson attorney Joel Brodsky. But wait—there's more. Peterson's lawyers plan to call Will County State's Attorney …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow is trying to derail a plan by convicted wife-killer Drew Peterson's lawyers to put him on the witness stand.
The man who won the Drew Peterson case wants no part of taking the witness stand at a hearing next week to decide whether the convicted wife-killer should get a new murder trial. Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow filed court papers asking Judge Edward Burmila to bar Peterson's lawyers from calling him as a witness. The motion says Peterson's lawyers revealed their plans to call Glasgow as a witness nearly two weeks ago, but that the state's attorney should not have to testify. "A prosecutor, judge or news reporter is a 'special witness,'" the motion says. And if Peterson's lawyers want to get any of those kind of people on the stand, they must disclose what the witness is expected to say, why the testimony would be relevant, and …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Former Drew Peterson lawyer Joel Brodsky gave in and turned over his financial records, but attorneys for the convicted wife-killer want him to hand over even more.