Savio’s drowning death was initially deemed an accident, a freak slip in the tub. But after Stacy Peterson vanished, Savio’s body was re-examined and her death was reclassified as a homicide.
Still, most legal observers agreed the motion for a new trial is a longshot — at best.
‘‘Nothing in this case has been usual,’’ Pissetzky said. ‘‘But the chances for this motion to success are slim to none — and slim just left the building.’’
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