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Peterson's Lawyer Responds To Stepbrother's Story

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 11, 2009 5:30PM

2009_03_11_drew.jpg Yesterday we shared the story of Drew Peterson's stepbrother, Thomas Morphey, who detailed to the Herald News his version of what happened in the fall of 2007 and how he believes he helped Peterson dispose of the body of missing wife Stacy. Like clockwork, Peterson's lawyer, Joel Brodsky, has responded to the allegations. Referencing Morphey's history of alcohol and drug abuse, as well as a suicide attempt, Brodsky said:

A person like that has fantasies—they are delusional. They can create things for whatever reason, they can twist facts or circumstances to meet their own needs. So you can't really take a person like that at their word.

Brodsky also pointed out an apparent credibility problem for Morphey with the Will County state's attorney office: "If they found him credible [he] would have been one of the first witnesses they brought in [to the grand jury] and they would have based the entire case on his testimony." [Trib]