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Drew Peterson hearing done for day with no ruling by judge on new murder trial

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    In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, Joel Brodsky, left, and Steven Greenberg, attorneys for former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson, confer outside the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., during the jury deliberations in Peterson's murder trial. The open lawyerly warfare between Brodsky, the lead counsel and co-counsel Greenberg, who also played a central role in the high-profile case, comes to a head Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at a hearing where a judge will decide if Peterson should get a new trial on grounds that the lead trial attorney allegedly did a shoddy job. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)The Associated Press

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    FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his former wife Kathleen Savio, who was found in an empty bathtub at home. Peterson's wisecracking, limelight-hogging, sunglasses-wearing lawyers faced the media horde every day of the former suburban Chicago police officer's 2012 trial — one that ended with a murder conviction and a falling out among the erstwhile colleagues. But the lawyerly war of words in public between lead trial counsel Joel Brodsky and former partner-turned-nemesis Steve Greenberg that began within hours of the trial's end will come to a head Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at a hearing where the defense will argue Peterson deserves a new trial because Brodsky did a shoddy job. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)The Associated Press

A hearing for Drew Peterson has ended without a ruling on the former suburban Chicago police officer's request for a new trial.

A judge recessed Tuesday after the defense sought to bolster arguments Peterson deserved a retrial on charges he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Peterson's attorneys contend his former lead trial attorney, Joel Brodsky, botched his case.

Among witnesses they called was Brodsky. Current Peterson's attorney Steve Greenberg questioned him.

Compared to their heated public comments recently, the back and forth between Brodsky and Greenberg in court was reserved.

As he left court Tuesday, reporters asked prosecutor James Glasgow what he thought of one former trial colleague, Brodsky, being questioned by another, Greenberg. He responded that he'd never seen anything like it.

The hearing resumes Wednesday.

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