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Even the motions in Drew Peterson murder case are getting snarky now

Retired Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Petersarrives Will County Courthouse Joliet May 8 2009 for arraignment charges first-degree murder death his

Retired Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet on May 8, 2009, for arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the death of his former wife, Kathleen Savio. | M. Spencer Green~AP file photo

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Updated: July 3, 2012 9:01AM



Drew Peterson’s lawyers are adding a little snark to some otherwise dry pre-trial motions.

They filed a few last week as the former Bolingbrook police sergeant learned he’d go on trial at the end of July for the 2004 drowning death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. His attorneys argue in official court documents prosecutors can’t tie Peterson to the scene of the alleged crime.

They said prosecutors “have theorized he either picked the lock (for which there is no evidence), knocked on door and gained voluntary entry (for which there is no evidence), used a key that he had somehow obtained (for which there is no evidence), or perhaps had Scotty from the Starship Enterprise beam him up (for which there is no evidence).”

“Scotty,” of course, would be the “Star Trek” character Montgomery Scott.

Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow took a swipe of his own earlier this month when reporters asked him if his prosecutors were short on evidence.

“The defense lawyers have said how many things to you?” Glasgow said. “And how many things that they have said to you have been right? Count ‘em. We’re ready for trial.”

That was the same day Peterson’s team filed a motion citing at the top this definition from Black’s Law Dictionary: “Fact: a thing done; an action performed or an incident transpiring; an event or circumstance; an actual occurrence.”



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