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Drew Peterson Lawyers To Get Look At Savio Evidence After Secret Hearing

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In this May 8, 2009, file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson yells to reporters as he arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill. The Third District Appellate Court on Thursday, April 12, 2012, gave the go-ahead for some hearsay evidence at the trial of a former suburban Chicago police officer accused of killing his third wife Kathleen Savio. It hands a major legal defeat to defense attorneys for Peterson. The earlier rulings to exclude many second-hand stat | AP

Drew Peterson's lawyers convinced a Will County judge to let them look at expunged battery cases brought against the former Bolingbrook cop's slain wife.

Defense lawyers Joseph "Shark" Lopez, Lisa Lopez and Joel Brodsky got the go-ahead from Judge Edward Burmila during a closed-door meeting Monday.

Burmila granted the defense motion to "open two unrelated files," and is allowing the lawyers to copy and take notes from court transcripts as well.

Read the whole story at Bolingbrook, IL Patch

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