By Steve Schmadeke
4:21 PM EST, January 10, 2013
A Will County judge is scheduled to hear Drew Peterson’s motion for a new trial on Feb. 19 and the next day has been set aside for a sentencing hearing at which prosecutors will put on evidence that he also murdered his fourth wife, Stacy.
The judge set the dates this morning during a hearing in Joliet.
Peterson was convicted last fall of drowning his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in her Bolingbrook home in 2004, and he faces up to 60 years in prison. He is the sole suspect in Stacy’s disappearance but has never been charged.
In the months after Peterson’s conviction, his defense team turned on itself, with former lead attorney Joel Brodsky forced to depart.
Peterson’s attorneys now say Brodsky may be subpoenaed to testify at the February motion hearing as Peterson argues that Brodsky’s ineffective assistance of counsel should result in a new trial.