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Court Supervision: Look What Happened at the Courthouse This Week

Drew Peterson showed up again, and he had plenty of company.

Former Bolingbrook cop and current Will County jail bird Drew Peterson highlighted the week's courthouse action when a couple of his lawyers showed up with a motion for a new trial.

The old trial ended not so well for Peterson, as he was found guilty of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

The motion for a new trial paints former Peterson attorney Joel Brodsky as a publicity hound, and claims a deal he entered with a Florida public relations worker damaged Peterson's chance for a fair trial.

What else was going on at the Will County Courthouse? Well, keep reading:

  • New Lenox resident Christina Sepsis, 33, was charged for a second time with trying to cheat a drug screen. To make matters worse for Sepsis, she was also charged with pushing the woman paid to watch her provide a urine sample. And Sepsis might need to find someone to take care of her house while she's locked up, as her live-in boyfriend was carted off to the Cook County jail back in September after the cops allegedly found him unconscious on the ground by his car, which happened to have a couple of hand grenades in it.
  • A Chicago man police say has a thing for robbing Radio Shacks wasn't in court but was charged with robbing a Radio Shack in Frankfort. Reginald Taylor, 47, also has a case for allegedly robbing one in Palos Heights and was charged with holding the police at bay for an hour when they had him surrounded in Oak Lawn.
  • A trial was set for an alleged road rage killing case. Christopher Yeoman, 40, of Lemont faces second degree murder charges in connection with the death of 64-year-old Frank Egas.
  • It looks like the Joliet police took their investigation of missing mom Linda Fellenbaum's disappearance to a grand jury.
  • Romeoville woman Kathleen Murray laid the foundation for a possible wrongful death lawsuit. She claims her husband, retired Chicago police officer and U.S. Marshal Gerald Murray, was killed by a bad kidney he received in a transplant.
  • A Yorkville man was found . Glen Ray Higginbotham, 34, had been convicted and sent to prison 12 years earlier for killing a 10-year-old girl in an earlier drunken crash.
  • Lockport woman Amber Norris, 21, got probation after pleading guilty to six counts of aggravated cruelty to animals. Joliet narcotics cops found 11 dead and dying dogs in a South Briggs Street house and Norris admitted to taking care of them sometimes, a prosecutor said.
  • An Aurora man whose murder conviction had been overturned pleaded guilty to an aggravated robbery charge and took a 15 year prison sentence. Courtney Mayes was doing a 20-year bit in Hill Correctional Center when the appellate court ruled the Naperville police messed up his arrest. Mayes had been found guilty of killing a Naperville man in 2008.
Flora Dora November 17, 2012 at 04:23 PM
A new trial for Drew? What a waste of time and money!
Flora Dora November 17, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Lock Glen Ray Higgenbothem up forever!
Tina November 18, 2012 at 01:55 AM
PROBATION for 11 dying/dead dogs!! That's not Justice!She took care of them sometimes? Why not lock her up and only feed her SOMETIMES!??
Ed Arter November 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Hello Patch--I'm sick of looking at this murderers face-get a new picture, hopefully one with a noose.

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