Drew Peterson: He Said, He Said

Instead of realizing that the jury saw the truth no matter what they could do, the Peterson defense team is blaming each other for the loss.

Attorneys Steve Greenberg and Joel Brodsky are mudslinging each other screaming words such as incompetent about their involvement in the criminal case.

The shades, it seems, are off, as the clock ticks not only for sentencing but also the appeal process.

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Drew Petersen

The client, Drew Peterson, has also joined in by firing Greenberg. However, to even the non-legal mind, this is a travesty. In addition to his other objectives, Greenberg worked to fight against the hearsay testimony of divorce attorney Harry Smith. According to The Chicago Tribune, Greenberg “loudly warned” the other attorneys that the testimony could be damaging and even continued the argument against the testimony outside of the courtroom and handled the many motions which decided what parts of Smith’s testimony the jury could hear.

The Chicago Tribune reported: “I’ve filed 74 (expletive) motions to keep him out and now you’re going to undo all of it,” Greenberg told Brodsky in a loud, exasperated voice.

This testimony was, it has been shown recently, not only damaging but one of the largest nails put in Drew Peterson’s coffin. Smith stated that Stacey Peterson told him before she disappeared that she knew “Drew killed Kathleen” and recently the jury stated publicly that it was Stacey’s statements through individuals including divorce attorney Harry Smith.

The funniest thing of this is the reason Greenberg was fired was because of the jury’s statements regarding the lawyer. Feel free to read that again. Drew Peterson fired the attorney who was AGAINST the hearsay that helped convict him. In fact, it was Greenberg who kept much of the more damaging testimony, including the now infamous “hit man” testimony and other hearsay evidence which would have just been more nails. Nevertheless, he has been fired by Drew Peterson.

Hey Drew: Do you really owe Brodsky that much?

When looking at this evidence, it seems to me that Greenberg was the one that fought against the right things. From the “hit man” to, more importantly, the divorce attorney, the actions of Greenberg seem like what a good lawyer does. All in all, the falling apart of the team is surprising. Behind semi-matching sunglasses, the group of attorneys seemed to enjoy the case poking fun at much of the events and even the witnesses.

In the end, they have literally nothing left but to attack from within. Despite the many and publicized errors of the prosecution, the truth screamed through evidence and literally, the most consistent phrase to the conclusion, common sense. I believe that this therefore is nothing other than pulling at strings for an appeal or new trial.