NH man pleads guilty for role in killing of police informant last year
NORTH HAVERHILL — A Littleton man accepted a plea deal Thursday for his involvement in the murder of Robert Pierog in 2016.
According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, Nicholas Skidmore, 22 of Littleton, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and tampering with a witness in the murder of Pierog on May 27, 2016, and will serve between 13 and 30 years at the New Hampshire State Prison.
A second-degree murder charge and a hindering apprehension/prosecution charge will be dropped in the plea deal.
Skidmore was accused of driving Damion Yeargle, 21, of Littleton, and Quade Kadle, 18 of Jefferson, to Pierog's apartment the night of the murder. Police said he knew in advance of the murder and even drove Yeargle to his home to grab his .22 rifle and to Wal-Mart to purchase bandanna.
The three plotted to kill Pierog due to his role as a confidential informant to the Littleton police about local drug dealers, police said.
Yeargle's trial is scheduled for November and Kadle's trial is scheduled for February 2018.