Attorney Joseph “Shark” Lopez and his attorney/wife Lisa Lopez, both members of Drew Peterson’s criminal defense team, scored a victory in a first degree murder case against what some believe were incredible odds.
Lopez represented reputed gang member Anthony Collazo, who was accused of murdering pizzeria manager Jason Muller in a case of mistaken identity.
While Collazo’s co-defendant Gabriel Contreras was convicted by Judge Stanley Sacks, Lopez’s client left the courtroom a free man.
In this case attorney Lopez was faced with eye witnesses, and grand jury testimony which implicated his client.
However, in his closing argument Lopez convinced the jury that the police had the wrong man.
Lopez is expected to give the closing argument when the Drew Peterson murder case goes to trial.
“Mr. Callazo is extremely happy to have been cleared of this charge of murder,” says Lopez. “I am sure that Drew Peterson is also pleased because there was more evidence against Mr. Callazo then there is against Drew Peterson, and the jury found him not guilty. This just shows how very weak the case against Drew Peterson is.”
Drew Peterson is charged with killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio. He has been in jail two years awaiting trial.
His fourth wife, Stacy, is missing. Peterson has not been charged.
Peterson has vehemently denied wrongdoing in either case.
Joel A. Brodsky, Esq.
SOURCE: Drew Peterson defense team
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