Defense wants to move murder trial out of Chenango

NORWICH – District Attorney Joseph McBride will be traveling to the state capitol Monday to engage defense attorney Randel Scharf in oral arguments regarding a change of venue motion made by the defense in the Peter M. Wlasiuk murder retrial.

“I can not comment on an on going case, but can confirm that the defense filed a change of venue which will be addressed next Monday before the appellate division in Albany,” McBride said Tuesday.

State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, which appealed the murder case nearly two years ago on Aug. 31, 2006, will now have to decide if Wlasiuk can receive a fair trial in Chenango County.

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