ALBANY – On Thursday, the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office was informed that the latest – and last – appeal from three-time convicted murderer Peter Wlasiuk was denied, and that the 2012 conviction was affirmed.
Wlasiuk, 47, formerly of Oxford, is currently serving 25 years to life in the Attica Correctional Facility for a second-degree murder charge after three jury trials stretching more than a decade.
In the early morning hours of April 3, 2002, the Chenango County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported motor vehicle accident at Guilford Lake, where Wlasiuk was found waiting for emergency personnel.
At the scene, Wlasiuk told first responders that his wife had been driving [his] pickup truck and had swerved to avoid a deer on County Road 35. Wlasiuk indicated that his wife accidentally drove the vehicle into the lake.