Crime Upstate N.Y. woman sent to prison for fatally poisoning her boss

00:46  13 january  2018
00:46  13 january  2018 Source:   New York Daily News

Chicago begins year less violently than recent New Year's weekends

  Chicago begins year less violently than recent New Year's weekends Chicago began the year less violently than recent New Year's weekends, continuing a trend that saw shootings decline over the last half of 2017, according to data kept by the Tribune. At least 26 people were shot over the three-day weekend, two of them fatally. A woman was found beaten to death in the Lincoln Park area, bringing the death toll to three.

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. N . Y . woman charged with fatally poisoning her boss . Last year, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office in upstate New York received a call from a concerned family member of Mary Yoder, who died last July.

Menu. Home. Upstate Regions. open. UTICA, NY - A hung jury in the trial of Kaitlyn Conley, who is accused of fatally poisoning her boss two years ago, was split 8 to 4 in favor of acquittal, defense lawyer Christopher Pelli told She faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

Kaitlyn A. Conley is seen in an undated picture released by the Oneida County Sheriff's Office in Oriskany, New York © Oneida County Sheriff's Office/Handout/Reuters Kaitlyn A. Conley is seen in an undated picture released by the Oneida County Sheriff's Office in Oriskany, New York

Kaitlyn Conley will have plenty of time to reflect on her crime.

The 24-year-old upstate New York woman has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for poisoning Mary Yoder, her former boss and ex-boyfriend's mother, according to WKTV.

She was facing up to 25 years in prison when she appeared in Oneida County Court on Thursday and Friday.

Conley was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in November 2017.

She was initially charged with second-degree murder.

New York to close first part of Rikers Island in 2018

  New York to close first part of Rikers Island in 2018 New York is to close the first of nine facilities that make up the notorious prison of Rikers Island this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. The Democratic mayor hopes to one day close the entire prison, located on an island in the East River and infamous for its harsh conditions and violence.Rikers currently houses 8,705 inmates, the lowest number since 1982. The first Rikers section to close will be the George Motchan detention facility, which houses 600 inmates, the department of corrections said."Every day we are making New York City’s jail system smaller and safer," said the mayor on his Twitter account.

Last year, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office in upstate New York received a call from a concerned family member of Mary Yoder, who died last July. Conley, who worked for Yoder for four years, used colchicine, an anti-inflammatory drug sometimes used to treat gout, to poison her , the sheriff told

SYRACUSE, N . Y . (AP) — A woman convicted of fatally poisoning her husband with antifreeze and trying to kill her daughter and frame her for the crime has died in prison .

During the sentencing hearing, two of Yoder's sisters pleaded with the judge to give Conley the highest possible sentence.

Her widow, William Yoder, and son, Adam Yoder, made the same request, according to WKTV.

William Yoder alleged that Conley "had a fight with my son…and then murdered his mother."

He recalled his wife's final days, which were spent suffering from vomiting episodes, diarrhea and coding in the hospital while doctors struggled to figure out what was wrong with her.

"We had to helplessly watch her die again and again. The pain of that last day will haunt me and my family for the rest of our lives," William Yoder told the court.

Judge Michael L. Dwyer said in court it was the image of Mary Yoder's suffering that stuck with him most of all.

Defendants in slaying of 4 in upstate New York back to jail

  Defendants in slaying of 4 in upstate New York back to jail TROY, N.Y. — An additional first-degree murder charge has been filed against one of two men accused of killing two women and two children in an upstate New York basement apartment. Justin Mann and James White initially were charged Saturday with first- and second-degree murder in the Dec. 21 slayings of Shanta Myers; her lover, Brandi Mells; and Myers' children, ages 5 and 11. They've pleaded not guilty.Prosecutors opted not to proceed Thursday with a preliminary hearing, which meant the defendants had the right to be released from jail without further action.

SYRACUSE, N . Y . -- A woman convicted of fatally poisoning her husband with antifreeze and trying to kill her David Sweat, whose 2015 escape from an upstate New York prison captivated the nation, said he asked for more visits from his girlfriend in exchange for showing officials the "vulnerabilities".

Last year, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office in upstate New York received a call from a concerned family member of Mary Yoder, who died last July. Conley, who worked for Yoder for four years, used colchicine, an anti-inflammatory drug sometimes used to treat gout, to poison her , the sheriff told

"Two days may not seem like an awful long time, but if you have a ventilator down your throat and your arms and legs are strapped on the bed, they are an excruciating long time," he shared.

For his part, Adam Yoder blamed himself for ever introducing Conley to his family.

"Make no mistake. As much as I hate her, which is more than I ever thought I would be capable of hating anyone, I hate myself infinitely more. I introduced her to my parents. And if I hadn't done those things, my mother would still be alive," he said.

"Since this investigation began, I have seen three psychologists and one psychiatrist. I've now been prescribed multiple medications for sleep, for major depression, for severe anxiety and for PTSD, all of which have been prescribed for one simple reason: self-hatred."

While a majority of the Yoder family was in court on the behalf of their deceased love one, one of Mary Yoder's sisters did state that she believes Conley is innocent.

"I believe she's being wrongfully convicted; our system failed. I'll pray you'll show mercy," defense attorney Janine King told the judge, according to a WKTV reporter in the court room.

Conley spoke briefly during her trial, maintaining that she hadn't used colchicine to poison her 60-year-old employer.

Her attorneys filed an appeal to the court's decision moments after it was filed, but said that a different lawyer would be handling the process.

"John Cirando is gonna handle the appeal. John Cerrando does nothing but appeals. I've known John for 35 years. He's in Rochester on a daily basis," Frank Policelli told the outlet.

Nationwide prison strike hits France .
Unions vow a "total blockade" of institutions following a series of attacks against guards.Unions have vowed a "total blockade" of prisons on Monday as their dispute with the government over safety improvements and wage rises enters its second week.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!