Local Topics: Peter Wlasiuk Retrial

Peter Wlasiuk was convicted in Chenango County Court in 2002 for the murder of his wife, Patricia. His conviction was overturned August 31, 2006 by State of New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, entitling him to a new trial.

Peter Wlasiuk Retrial in the News

Wlasiuk case in the hands of the jury today

NORWICH – The fate of Peter M. Wlasiuk will be placed in the hands of a jury this afternoon. The defense rested its case Wednesday and closing arguments began at 8:30 a.m. t... read more...


Prosecution rests in Wlasiuk trial

NORWICH – At noon Monday, the prosecution rested in the murder retrial of Peter M. Wlasiuk. District Attorney Joseph A. McBride concluded his case before Broome County Court ... read more...


Expert: Wlasiuk accident was faked

NORWICH – The prosecution’s accident reconstruction specialist Thursday painted a detailed theory of how Peter M. Wlasiuk allegedly murdered his wife. Also in court were two ... read more...


Police: No way it was an accident

NORWICH – The Peter M. Wlasiuk retrial continued Monday with a number of police investigators telling a jury of eight women and four men they believe Wlasiuk murdered his wife... read more...


Witness: Wlasiuk told me how he'd commit murder

NORWICH – A woman who claims she heard Peter M. Wlasiuk bragging about how to murder someone by drowning them in Guilford Lake a year prior to the death of his wife, Patricia,... read more...


Police: Wlasiuk changed his story

NORWICH – The police officer who was assigned to Peter M. Wlasiuk on the night his wife Patricia died testified in court Thursday that Wlasiuk changed some of his story from t... read more...


Witnesses recall facts surrounding death of Patricia Wlasiuk

NORWICH – Seven witnesses took the stand in Chenango County Court Tuesday, each recalling circumstances surrounding the death of Patricia Wlasiuk and the events which preceded... read more...


Court begins calling hundreds of prospective jurors for Wlasiuk’s retrial

NORWICH – One hundred and fifty local citizens began filling the Chenango County Courthouse this morning as Broome County Court Judge Martin E. Smith began the process of jur... read more...


Wlasiuk appears in court to get a public defender

NORWICH – Accused murderer Peter M. Wlasiuk appeared in Chenango County Court Thursday afternoon to have a new attorney appointed because he could no longer afford his retaine... read more...


Grand jury indicts four

NORWICH – Monday morning, the Chenango County grand jury returned four more felony indictments. • Michael A. Church, 22, Mitchell Street, Norwich, was indicted on second-de... read more...


Wlasiuk pleads not guilty

NORWICH – Thursday Peter M. Wlasiuk, 38, Oxford, appeared before the judge that had previously recused himself from the accused murder’s case. Judge Howard Sullivan was asked... read more...


Wlasiuk indicted again

NORWICH – A Chenango County grand jury moved to re-indict Peter M. Wlasiuk for a single count of second-degree murder Wednesday. Wlasiuk, 38, New Virginia Road, Oxford, is ac... read more...


High profile cases could see grand jury next week

CHENANGO COUNTY – The next Chenango County Grand Jury may face a high profile responsibility as two infamous cases have the potential of appearing before them. The next gran... read more...


Attempt to free Wlasiuk withdrawn

NORWICH – An attempt to get accused murderer Peter M. Wlasiuk released from jail was withdrawn in court this week. The case was scheduled to appear Wednesday before Supreme ... read more...


Judge throws out original Wlasiuk indictment

NORWICH – The murder retrial case of Peter M. Wlasiuk encountered another setback today as presiding Broome County Court Judge Martin E. Smith dismissed the original grand jur... read more...


Chenango County court roundup

NORWICH – Chenango County Court came into session Monday to preside over several cases. The first to stand before the court was Robert R. Davy, 65, accused of driving while i... read more...


Wlasiuk trial moved from May to September

NORWICH – The second murder trial of Peter J. Wlasiuk has been postponed until September. Broome County Judge Martin E. Smith moved the date for jury selection from May 21 t... read more...


Wlasiuk trial delayed until May

NORWICH – The murder retrial of Peter M. Wlasiuk will not begin until May, at the earliest. Defense attorney Randel Scharf asked for an extension of at least 90 days Friday so... read more...


Judge sets January date for Wlasiuk jury selection

NORWICH – One of Chenango County’s most famous murder defendants will see his second trial for that alleged crime begin early next year. On Friday, Peter M. Wlasiuk appeared... read more...


Judge denies new lawyer for Wlasiuk

NORWICH – Thursday was the first day the Honorable Broome County Court Judge Martin E. Smith presided in court over murder defendant Peter M. Wlasiuk. “Today’s purpose is to c... read more...


Wlasiuk gets a new lawyer

NORWICH – Peter M. Wlasiuk has been assigned a new attorney to defend him against the murder charges standing against him. Local attorney Scott Clippinger was appointed to rep... read more...


New judge appointed in Wlasiuk case

NORWICH – A new judge has been appointed to preside over the murder trial of Peter M. Wlasiuk. Administrative Judge Judith O’Shea of the 6th Judicial District appointed Broome... read more...


Sullivan removes himself from Wlasiuk retrial

NORWICH – The Honorable Judge Howard Sullivan decided to recuse himself from the second murder trial of Peter M. Wlasiuk Friday. Sullivan explained his reasons in a five-pag... read more...


Wlasiuk asks for a new judge

NORWICH – Peter M. Wlasiuk began his second round of appearances in Chenango County Court by requesting the judge who oversaw his conviction the first time to recuse himself f... read more...


Court orders new murder trial for Peter Wlasiuk

NORWICH – One of the area’s most notorious murder trials will soon get a replay in Chenango County Court. A midlevel state appeals court ruled Thursday that a “litany of error... read more...


WLASIUK CONVICTION OVERTURNED

NORWICH – In a decision rendered Thursday morning by the State of New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, the second degree murder conviction of Peter M. Wlasiuk was overtu... read more...


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