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DR MARY YODER: State of NY vs Kaitlyn Conley for manslaughter *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by Uno2Much, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Conley was sentenced to 23 years in prison for the poisoning death of her former employer. I had followed this case but don't remember why she did it, or if a motive was established. She was acquitted of 2nd degree murder. Doesn't that suggest the murder wasn't pre-meditated (i.e., no 1st degree murder charge)?

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    Ex-chiropractic clinic receptionist gets prison in doctor's poisoning death

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ex-chi...onist-gets-prison-in-doctors-poisoning-death/


    More info here:
    Receptionist Sentenced for Fatally Poisoning Ex-Boyfriend's Mom, Who Was Also Her Boss: Reports
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    Prosecutors argued Conley poisoned Yoder, for whom she had worked for four years, as revenge against Yoder’s son, Adam, the Post-Standard reported. Yoder died in July 2015.

    [....]
    Hedge said Conley “has never shown remorse for her actions,” and that because of her personal and professional ties to the family, she was present in their lives as Yoder was ill and dying: “She wanted to be there and see it happen.”

    Conley’s first trial ended in a hung jury in May, and she is appealing her conviction. She was first charged in June 2016.

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    http://people.com/crime/new-york-receptionist-poisoned-ex-boyfriend-mom-boss/
     
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  2. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    I wonder why one of Mary Yoder's sisters believes Conley is innocent.
     
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  3. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    This article gives a little more info on the case. Mary's nephew David King also believes that Conley is innocent, but doesn't say why.

    Kaitlyn Conley's sisters on guilty verdict: 'You don't expect the system to fail you like this'
    Updated Nov 21; Posted Nov 21

    [snipped] The three Conley sisters - twins Sarah and Shannon, both 23, and Siobhan, 22 - have started a campaign asking the public to write letters in support of Kaitlyn. They are joined by David King - a cousin of Adam Yoder (Mary Yoder's son) - who also supports Katie.

    http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/kaitlyn_conleys_sisters_on_guilty_verdict_you_dont_expect_the_system_to_fail_you.html

    Other snippets from the article:

    The prosecution contended in both trials that Conley purchased the colchicine that was used to kill her boss. They also said there is evidence linking her to the vial used in the murder and the gift cards used to buy the substance.
    Would be interesting to know what that evidence is.

    The defense, however, said all the evidence was circumstantial. In the first trial, the defense pointed the finger at William Yoder, Yoder's widower. The second time, the defense alleged Adam Yoder was to blame.
    And what evidence would support either of these theories? Was the DT just blindly pointing fingers at anyone to create reasonable doubt for their client?
     
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  4. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Thanks Uno2!!
     
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