Updated 09/04/2008 04:45 PM
Opening statements in Wlasiuk retrial postponed
CHENANGO COUNTY, N.Y. -- A family emergency has forced the postponement of opening statements in Peter Wlasiuk's murder retrial.
According to the Chenango County Sheriff's Office, Wlasiuk's father, Thomas Wlasiuk, and his three granddaughters were in a car accident Wednesday afternoon in Guilford. All four were taken to Chenango Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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Peter Wlasiuk, of Oxford, has been charged with second degree murder in the death of his wife, Patricia. He was convicted back in 2002, but the verdict was overthrown in 2006.
Because of the accident, opening statements have been rescheduled for Tuesday morning.