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 from the case.

Wlasiuk, 37, was convicted in 2002 in the death of his wife, Patricia. Prosecutors said Wlasiuk killed his wife at their Oxford home and then staged a Guilford Lake drowning accident to cover it up in April of that year. This August, Wlasiuk won an appeal on the case, when a state Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled that he did not receive a fair trial the first time around.

Last Friday afternoon, Wlasiuk appeared in county court for a bail review pending his second trial. Wlasiuk was transferred from Attica to the Chenango County Correctional Facility, a day earlier on Sept. 21.

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