Updated: September 7, 2012 11:37AM
Moments after their client was convicted of murder, defense attorneys for Drew Peterson on Thursday expressed confidence Peterson would successfully appeal.
“You know what they say, a conviction is the first step in a successful appeal,” Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky, quipped as he walked outside the Will County Courthouse.
Defense attorneys blasted the fact that so much hearsay evidence was allowed in against Peterson during the murder trial and suggested there would numerous issues ripe for an appeal.
“Our theory is (the jurors) were overwhelmed by the hearsay,” said Joseph “The Shark” Lopez, another member of Peterson’s defense team. “These jurors were under a lot of pressure.”
“It’s a dark day in America when you can convict someone on hearsay evidence,” Lopez said. “A very dark day.”
“The whole world wanted Drew to be convicted because they have nothing else better to do,” Lopez said.