Cops: Sauquoit woman used poison to murder Whitesboro doctor

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A 23-year-old Sauquoit woman is under arrest for allegedly using poison to murder a doctor she worked for in Whitesboro.

Oneida County Sheriff’s Deputies have charged 23-year-old Kaitlyn Conley with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 60-year-old Dr. Mary Louise Yoder.

Yoder died on July 22, 2015.

The Sheriff’s Office began investigating the incident in the fall of 2015 when a family member indicated that Yoder’s death may have been suspicious. The Onondaga County Medical examiner ruled Dr. Yoder’s death a homicide last December. 

Investigators say the cause of her death was Colchicine toxicity. Colchicine is a medication used to treat gout.

Conley worked at the front desk at Yoder’s chiropractic business.

Investigators say Conley was close to the family, and that she worked at the practice in Whitesboro for four years.

She was also charged with second-degree forgery, falsifying business records, and petit larceny.

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