Another accusation by Peterson's current attorneys is that it was Brodsky's decision alone to call divorce lawyer Harry Smith as a witness — testimony that badly backfired on Peterson's cause at trial.
A spectator at the 2012 trial, Jennifer Spohn told the judge Tuesday that she overheard Greenberg and Brodsky talking in the hall outside court, Greenberg cursing and telling Brodsky he was upset Smith was taking the stand.
"He said, 'I filed 74 .... motions to keep Smith from testifying, and now you're going to undo it,'" she said.
Brodsky hoped Smith's testimony that Stacy Peterson allegedly sought to extort her husband would dent the credibility of statements she made to others that Drew Peterson threatened to kill her.
During his testimony, though, Smith repeatedly stressed how Stacy Peterson seemed to sincerely believe her husband had killed Savio. Some jurors later said that Smith's testimony persuaded them to convict Drew Peterson.
Most experts say Peterson's chances of winning a retrial are slim.
If Judge Edward Burmila rejects the motion for a retrial, he has said he would move on quickly to Peterson's sentencing.
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