JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — And now it'll be Drew Peterson's turn.
After four weeks of witnesses telling jurors that Peterson wanted ex-wife Kathleen Savio dead, threatened to kill her and was willing to pay someone else $25,000 to do the job, the former suburban Chicago police officer's attorneys will get a chance this week to present his side of the story.
Will County prosecutors are expected to rest their case Monday, and Peterson lawyer Joe Lopez says his team plans to mount a defense that should last two days.
Lopez says "It'll go smoothly, and it'll go quick."
Defense witnesses could include officers who investigated Savio's death, to counter a prosecution argument that the police work was badly bungled. They also must decide whether to call Peterson himself.