UTICA, N.Y. — 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 has ended with a hung jury.
An Oneida County Court jury in Utica deliberated for nearly five days in the murder trial of Kaitlyn Conley before reporting Friday they were unable to reach a verdict. Judge Michael Dwyer declared a mistrial.
Dwyer adjourned court until June 2, when prosecutors will determine whether to pursue another trial.
Prosecutors argued that Conley used a gout medication to poison 60-year-old Mary Yoder, who ran a chiropractic office in Whitesboro with her husband. She died in 2015.
The defense has said Yoder was killed by her husband for money and because he was in a relationship with his wife’s sister.