Drew Peterson's Defense Attorneys Call for Second Mistrial

The judge in Drew Peterson

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson leaves the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., after his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, prosecutors resume their case against Peterson in the second week of his trial. They got off to a rocky start, enduring frequent tongue-lashings from the judge over testimony that he has deemed inadmissable. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

JOLIET (AP) -- The judge in Drew Peterson's murder case says he will announce his decision on a mistrial motion Wednesday morning.

Judge Edward Burmila is again considering a possible mistrial after another blunder from prosecutors in the former police officer's trial. Peterson attorney Joel Brodsky says the trial has been filled with "an avalanche of prejudicial, illegal evidence" and the case should be thrown out. Prosecutors vehemently argued against the move.

Peterson is accused with the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. He was charged after his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, went missing in 2007. The judge on Tuesday afternoon berated a prosecutor after she raised an order of protection, a subject the judge previously barred. The prosecutor apologized to the judge, saying it was her fault.


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