NORWICH – Following a three-day recess, the trial of alleged murderer Peter Wlasiuk will resume today, with the prosecution continuing to call witnesses to the stand. Today marks the seventh day of testimony in the trial, which is expected to run for approximately two more weeks.
Wlasiuk is accused of killing his wife, Patricia, on April 3, 2002, at their Oxford home, later engineering what the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office is calling a staged accident at Guilford Lake. Wlasiuk has twice been convicted of second degree murder, a class A-1 felony. Both convictions have since been successfully appealed, in 2006 and 2011, respectively.
According to defense attorney Mark Loughran, Patricia drowned in Guilford Lake, and there was no motive for Peter to kill his wife.