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Conley Retrial: Jury selection continues; 2 jurors dismissed

Day two of jury selection for the Kaitlyn Conley murder retrial is underway in Oneida County Court, and three alternates are now needed after two previously selected jurors have been dismissed.

Posted: Oct 13, 2017 11:10 AM
Updated: Oct 24, 2017 3:38 PM

UTICA – Day two of jury selection for the Kaitlyn Conley murder retrial is underway in Oneida County Court.

Twenty-four-year-old Conley of Sauquoit is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly poisoning her chiropractor boss, Dr. Mary Yoder, to death in 2015. Her first trial ended with a hung jury in May.

On Thursday, all jurors but one alternate had been seated, and a group of 10 remaining potential jurors was asked to return Friday morning. However, three alternate jurors are now needed, after two jurors raised questions that they realized once they got home yesterday.

One of the jurors realized that they went to school with one of the investigators and another juror learned that their spouse’s best friend is Conley’s cousin. Both of the jurors were dismissed, and the judge began bringing in the remaining 10 potential jurors to question them individually.

NEWSChannel 2 reporter Joleen Ferris will be tweeting live from the courtroom each day of the trial, which is expected to last about three weeks. You can follow along with today’s court proceedings here:

 

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