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Drew Peterson Attorney Joel Brodsky Quits Defense Team

Attorneys for former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson, Joel Brodsky and Steven Greenberg, confer outside the Will Cou
Attorneys for former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson, Joel Brodsky and Steven Greenberg, confer outside the Will County Courthouse during the second day of jury deliberations in Peterson's murder trial, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Joliet, Ill. The jury reconvened Thursday after failing to reach a verdict during more than eight hours of deliberations Wednesday. Peterson has pleaded not guilty to murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. The former Illinois police officer was charged after his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

A teary-eyed Joel Brodsky denied he had been crying, then repeatedly insisted he was not fired from wife-killer Drew Peterson's defense team.

"I'm doing what's in my client's best interest," Brodsky said of quitting Peterson's case after sticking by the disgraced Bolingbrook cop for nearly five years.

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