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Peterson Murder Trial Coming To A End

Posted by wlpo on August 27, 2012

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Prosecutors are expected to rest their case at Drew Peterson’s murder trial.

Heading into today, they’ve called more than 30 witnesses over a month in their bid to prove Peterson killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004.  After the state rests, the defense is expected to ask the judge to enter a not guilty verdict before jurors even begin deliberations. “Directed verdicts” are rarely granted. But the lack of any physical evidence and the state’s reliance on hearsay evidence makes it a possibility in Peterson’s case.

If the motion isn’t granted, Peterson’s lawyers would have their opportunity to start calling their own witnesses.

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