UTICA, N.Y.– The retrial for a woman who was charged with killing her boss who was also her ex boyfriend’s mother. Kaitlyn Conley was initially charged with second-degree murder of Mary Yoder. Conley’s first trial ended in may as a mistrial when the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict.
Prosecutors say that Conley used an anti-inflammatory drug called colchicine to poison Yodor, who died in July 2015. The prosecution has proposed in both trials that Conley purchased the colchicine that was used to kill her boss and that there is evidence linking her to the vial used in the murder.
In the opening statement of the retrial, Conley’s new defense lawyer – Frank Policelli – argued that Yoder’s son Adam slipped the poison into his mother’s pills and then framed Conley according to New York Upstate.
The original trial lasted four full days according to a report from syracuse.com. The trial is expected to last a couple of weeks.