CHICAGO (AP) - An attorney for a former suburban Chicago police officer accused of killing his third wife says the defense probably won't immediately appeal an appellate court's decision to allow hearsay statements as evidence at trial.
But despite the disappointment in Thursday's ruling, Drew Peterson's lawyer says the defense "isn't afraid" of the prosecution's case and is eager for proceedings to begin.
Steven Greenberg says the defense could appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court but is leaning against doing so. He says if Peterson is convicted at the still-unscheduled murder trial, they would have the option of appealing then.
Before the higher court's reversal, lower court rulings to exclude many second-hand statements raised questions about the viability of trying Peterson on charges he killed Kathleen Savio in 2004.
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