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Drew Peterson trial: Judge considers mistrial request

11:14 AM, Aug 1, 2012   |    comments
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JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - The judge at the Drew Peterson murder trial is considering a mistrial request from defense attorneys.

Judge Edward Burmila called a recess Wednesday morning and said he would reconvene proceedings in the afternoon to announce his decision.

The judge sent jurors out of the courtroom earlier in the day before grilling a prosecutor for allowing a witness to mention a bullet and leave the impression that Peterson left it in the witness' driveway.

Prosecutors argued against a mistrial, denying repetitive errors.

Peterson was charged in the 2004 death of his third wife after his fourth wife went missing in 2007.

The judge appeared close to declaring a mistrial Tuesday after a prosecutor began to discuss an allegation that Peterson once tried to hire a hit-man.

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