Defense attorney Steve Greenberg said Tuesday he was shocked to learn he'd been fired by his former client, convicted wife murderer Drew Peterson.
Greenberg argued against calling the attorney who represented Kathleen Savio in her divorce from the former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant, and it was that testimony jurors later said convinced them to return a guilty verdict.
Despite Greenberg's objections, it was Peterson's lead attorney, Joel Brodsky, who ultimately called attorney Harry Smith to the stand.
"For some reason, Drew blindly follows Joel Brodsky, which is just shocking because I think it's Brodsky's strategy that got him indicted and, frankly, Brodsky's strategy that got him convicted," Greenberg said Tuesday afternoon.
He said he also would have never allowed Peterson to go on a big media blitz back in 2007.
Brodsky said Greenberg was fired for poor performance, saying he was often unprepared in court.
"He's been terminated for his failure to perform and failure to accomplish the task for which he was hired," said Brodsky.
Brodsky also called Greenberg "unprofessional" for going public.
Peterson was convicted earlier this month of first-degree murder in the drowning death of Savio, his third wife. Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in October 2007.