Verdict Watch: Closing Statements in Conley Case

UTICA NY - Two weeks inside Oneida County courthouse, the rest now up to the 12 jurors in the Kaitlyn Conley murder trial.

One final argument. Both prosecution and defense given one last shot to bring the jury onto their side of the case.

Defense attorney Chris Pelli took the podium first, focusing on reasonable doubt. Pelli pointing holes in the prosecution's case, saying that the evidence is mostly circumstantial.In just under 30 minutes, Pelli points the finger at both Bill and Adam Yoder before pleading with the jury to let his client go.

"To convict this young lady of murder or any other charge on this indictment,
folks please listen to the judges instructions. Find Katie not guilty and send her home to her wonderful family please." Pelli said.

The prosecution taking a much different approach, after three hours of arguments, the people rest.

"I submit to you ladies and gentlemen of the jury that motive in this case comes down to two words
Adam Yoder. Kaitlyn Conley changed her motive from getting Adam Yoder back to getting back at Adam Yoder. " ADA Laurie Lisi said, following her explanation of how Conley killed Mary after Adam rejected her.

"Vengence thy name is Kaitlyn Conley." Lisi said.

Conley currently faces a second degree murder charge for allegedly poisoning her boss Dr. Mary Yoder in the summer of 2015.

Yoder began to feel ill on July,20,2015 her patients recalling on the witness stand the once vibrant, cheerful personality appeared "green" and "ill."

Yoder returned to her home to sleep it off, for her condition only to worsen overnight. By suggestion of her daughter, Mary's husband Bill takes her to St.Lukes hospital for evaluation. Just 24 hours following her admission, Mary died after suffering multiple heart attack and leaving doctors without a clue what they fighting against.

Conley also faces charges of falsifying business records, and petit larceny for allegedly forging the Yoder name to pay for a parking ticket. 

Jury deliberations continue Friday morning at 9:30 a.m.


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