UTICA, N.Y. — Jury deliberations are underway in the murder trial of a 24-year-old woman charged with fatally poisoning the co-owner of the central New York business where she worked.
An Oneida County Court jury deliberated for about an hour Thursday after the prosecution and Kaitlyn Conley’s defense attorney gave their closing statements. The jury in Utica resumed deliberations Friday morning.
Prosecutors argued that Conley used a drug to great gout to kill 60-year-old Mary Yoder, who ran a chiropractic office in Whitesboro with her husband. She fell ill and died in 2015.
Conley was charged nearly a year later with second-degree murder after Yoder’s family contacted police because they believed Yoder’s death was suspicious.
The defense has said Yoder was killed by her husband for money and because he was in a relationship with his wife’s sister.