Is [Drew Peterson], who is serving a 38-year prison sentence for murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio — and the prime suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson — the victim of a setup on recent charges that he plotted to have his prosecutor, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, murdered?
Sneed has learned that Joel Brodsky, who was Peterson’s lead attorney in the Savio murder trial, has sent a letter to Randolph County Public Defender James W. Kelley, claiming he recently received two letters from an Illinois Department of Corrections inmate “that would indicate that Mr. Peterson was the victim of a setup, and was entrapped into committing the offense of solicitation of murder.” […]
Brodsky withdrew from Drew Peterson’s murder case following a public feud with his co-attorney Steve Greenberg, who is now part of a panel of attorneys representing Peterson on appeal.
* This Brodsky gentleman is quite, um, interesting. After Peterson was charged with the alleged plot on Glasgow, Brodsky sent out a statement to the media, which was forwarded to me by CBS 2…
If the allegations against Mr. Peterson are true, and they are only allegations at this time, it is an expression of Mr. Peterson’s frustration with the representation he is receiving in his appeal by his appellate attorney Steven Greenberg. If Mr. Peterson believed in his appeal, he wouldn’t commit such an act, if he did what he is alleged to have done. When I represented Drew, we may have done things that were controversial, but we always discussed everything and there was a reason for everything we did. When he was in jail prior to his trial, I kept in frequent contact with him so that he knew I was constantly working on his behalf.
If the current allegations against Mr. Peterson are true, in my opinion, the actions are a result of Attorney Steve Greenberg’s failure to control his client, and his failure to keep his client informed and focused on his legal options, his appeal, and other post-conviction remedies. In my opinion, if Mr. Peterson committed the acts he is accused of, it is a result of his frustration at not being well represented by Attorney Steve Greenberg.