Wheelman pleads guilty to his role in 2016 shooting death of Littleton man


Wheelman pleads guilty to his role in 2016 shooting death of Littleton man
  1. Wheelman pleads guilty to his role in 2016 shooting death of Littleton man
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    While his sentencing will be held at a future date, Nicholas Skidmore pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit murder and tampering with a witness in the May 27, 2016, murder of Robert Pierog in…
    New Hampshire (NH)
May 18. 2017 9:04PM

Nicholas Skidmore pled guilty Thursday for his role in the murder of Robert Pierog in Littleton. (JOHN KOZIOL/CORRESPONDENT)

By JOHN KOZIOLUnion Leader Correspondent

Robert Pierog, left, is shown in a photo posted last year on the Facebook page he shared with Sylvia Pierog. (COURTESY)
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NORTH HAVERHILL — While his sentencing will be held at a future date, Nicholas Skidmore pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit murder and tampering with a witness in the May 27, 2016, murder of Robert Pierog in Littleton.Authorities allege that Pierog, 22, was shot and killed by Damion Yeargle, 22, of Littleton, after having been lured out of his West Main Street apartment by Quade Kadle, 19, of Jefferson, both of whom were driven to and from the scene by Skidmore, 22, of Littleton.The murder was “in retaliation” for Pierog having been a confidential informant for the Bethlehem Police Department, Assistant Attorney General Geoffrey Ward told Justice Lawrence MacLeod in Grafton County Superior Court. To “work off a pending felony charge,” Pierog had conducted several “controlled buys” of marijuana from a Bethlehem man and woman, and Pierog’s cooperation with police later became common knowledge in Littleton, Ward said. Skidmore’s attorney, Claude Buttrey, recently informed the court that his client was accepting a fully-negotiated plea in exchange for a “stand-committed” term of between 13 and 30 years in the New Hampshire State Prison, with five years deferred for 10 years on the conspiracy to commit murder charge.Meanwhile, the witness…
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