In a continuation of the public falling out between two men who have represented
The two men represented Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police officer, at his trial in September.
Peterson, 58, was convicted in September of drowning his third wife,
In an email sent Monday, Greenberg asked Brodsky to withdraw a filing made earlier in the day that questioned Greenberg's mental health.
"I think the courtroom is the proper place to enter this out," Greenberg wrote in the email, a copy of which was provided to the Tribune. "I hope to see you there and that you will withdraw this filing. Please believe me when I tell you this kind of filing can only hurt you, it will have no effect on me or the case."
Then in an email sent Wednesday, Greenberg wrote to Brodsky: "Joel, I am requesting that you immediately retract the false accusations made in your recent filing. The filing is nonsensical, and your failure to retract will have consequences."
Brodsky said that he reported the second email to police Wednesday evening.
“I received a threat from Mr. Greenberg and I informed the police that I was threatened by him,” Brodsky said.
Greenberg said he has not been contacted by police, and he said Brodsky’s action left him speechless.
“How could anyone be threatened by an email that says, 'please withdraw your filing?' ” Greenberg said. “I just don’t get it."
Tribune reporter Carlos Sadvoi contributed.