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Kaitlyn Conley sentenced to 23 years in prison; Conley says 'I am innocent'

Kaitlyn Conley has been sentenced to 23 years in state prison for first-degree manslaughter.

Posted: Jan 11, 2018 9:34 AM
Updated: Jan 11, 2018 3:14 PM

UPDATE: Kaitlyn Conley has been sentenced to 23 years in state prison for first-degree manslaughter, with five years of post-release supervision.

Just before the judge delivered her sentencing, Conley spoke for the first time in court, saying, "I am innocent." She said the court system had failed, and she thanked the family, friends and strangers who have supported her.

Mary Yoder's two daughters, her son Adam Yoder, and her husband William Yoder all read victim impact statements, detailing the life and character of Mary Yoder, and how much she was cared for. 

Check back later today for the full story.

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UTICA – The Sauquoit woman convicted of poisoning her boss to death in 2015 is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Oneida County Court.

In November 2017, at the end of her second trial, 24-year-old Kaitlyn Conley was convicted of first-degree manslaughter for poisoning her chiropractor boss, Dr. Mary Yoder, to death using the common gout medicine Colchicine.

Conley was initially charged with second-degree murder, but at the end of her murder retrial the prosecution added the charge of first-degree manslaughter for the jury to consider. The jury ultimately found her not guilty on the murder charge, but guilty on the manslaughter charge.

Conley’s first murder trial in May 2017 ended with a hung jury after five full days of jury deliberations.

If you want to watch the sentencing live from the courtroom, visit wktv.com/livestream.

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