Will County States Attorney James Glasgow gets his ass handed to him by the Judge who ran against Glasgow for States Attorney... This Drew Peterson murder trial is going to be an international fucking circus!
Judge rips Peterson prosecutors - He calls allegations made by state in motion 'highly inappropriate'The judge hearing the Drew Peterson case raked prosecutors over the coals Friday for filing a "hyperbole"-filled motion that he said unnecessarily "exposed the court to suspicion."
With the trial of Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police sergeant charged with drowning his third wife, set to begin in about two months, Judge Edward Burmila said he had encouraged defense attorneys to share motions with all involved parties via email before they were filed so the state had more time to respond.
But earlier this week, prosecutors filed a sealed motion seeking to bar those emails, and Burmila said the state's motion misstated the facts and implied that he had improperly made substantive rulings that should only have been done in court.
Burmila called a rare hearing for 4 p.m. — a half-hour before the Will County courthouse closes — on the day before a holiday weekend to address the matter. He said in court that the timing of the hearing wasn't "punitive" but based on the availability of the attorneys.
He first ordered State's Attorney James Glasgow or his criminal division chief, Kathy Patton, to substantiate the allegation that Burmila had limited emails to those discussing the location of the trial and the availability of witnesses.
"Mr. Glasgow, Mrs. Patton — call your first witness," Burmila said.
The two attorneys conferred, and then Patton asked for a minute to respond.
"You don't have a moment," Burmila replied. "Call your first witness. You knew this was set for hearing."
Prosecutors conferred for about five more minutes before saying they would withdraw the allegation.
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