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Tweet: Drew’s lawyers getting death threats

Updated: July 26, 2012 7:28AM

Drew Peterson’s lawyers are getting death threats, according to the Twitter feed of one of his attorneys.

The tweet read, “Now we are getting death threats.”

Later Wednesday night, it appeared the tweet had been deleted.

Joel Brodsky, a member of the legal team defending the former Bolingbrook cop accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004, confirmed in an interview there have been recent death threats, but did not elaborate. A law enforcement source said the Will County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of the alleged threats.

A spokesman for the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office declined to comment.

Opening statements in Peterson’s murder trial begin in Will County Tuesday. Twelve jurors and four alternates were picked this week to hear the case.

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