Parole hearing set for Glanda murder accomplice

Nicholas Pecararo, a Tupper Lake man imprisoned for assisting the 1997 murder of a Lake Placid woman, will be eligible for parole beginning Sept. 15, but a hearing will not take place for another two years.

Pecararo was convicted as an accomplice to the murder of Jeannine Glanda, helping her ex-husband Jeffery Glanda in his home-invasion and drowning plot. After spending the past 17 years of a 20-to-life sentence in the Cayuga Correctional Facility, Pecararo has a parole hearing date set for May of 2019.

Pecararo had agreed to help with the murder in exchange for a brand-new pickup truck, a snowmobile and $15,000. While testifying in Jeffery Glanda’s trial, Pecararo broke down in tears while he described the night the two killed Jeannine. Jeffery and Pecararo attacked her in her home, drowned her with water from the Cascade Lakes, put her body in her car and rolled it into the same waterway they had drawn water from.

Pecararo made the initial attack on Jeannine, hiding in her bathtub and putting her in a headlock. He then brought the water to Jeffery and helped him move Jeannine’s body to her truck.

After pleading guilty to second-degree murder in October 1997, Pecararo returned to court in 2000 to testify against Jeffery, who was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.

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