GUILTY NY - Mary Whitaker, 61, violinist, murdered in her Westfield home, 20 Aug 2014

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    Two men have been charged with the murder of a NY Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra violinist, in her rural home. She was found by her husband and another member of the orchestra, who became alarmed when they could not reach her.

    'Mary E. Whitaker, 61, was found murdered from a gunshot wound to the chest on Wednesday (Aug 20th) in the garage of her home in Westfield, New York.
    Two men were charged on Friday with her murder. Jonathan Conklin, 43, and 30-year-old Charles Sanford are believed to have killed Ms Whitaker during an attempted robbery. '

    Police also say they believe she may have been tortured into giving up her credit card information, which was 'compromised'. Mary's car was found abandoned in Erie, PA, which enabled the FBI to traces the suspects. She lived in Manhattan for much of the time, and neighbors reported seeing a suspicious man on her driveway in June. Police believe she was targeted.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...bbers-random-home-invasion.html#ixzz3BENMv83S
     

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    'A man who appears to be Conklin,who police said had an outstanding arrest warrant for grand larceny in an unrelated case in nearby Sherman, New York, was seen on video using Whitaker's credit card in Erie...Officials declined to say why they suspect Sanford.'

    http://www.lohud.com/story/news/crime/2014/08/22/mary-whitaker-violinist-fatally-shot/14433181/

    'The Westchester Philharmonic family is grief-stricken over the tragic and untimely death of our dear friend and colleague. Mary was a violinist with the Westchester Philharmonic for at least 27 years (even she wasn't sure how long), and spent many summers at the Chautauqua Institution, performing with the symphony orchestra there. A true and caring friend and an exquisite artist, Mary was loved and admired for her gentleness yet strength, her wisdom, enthusiasm, and generous soul. We miss her terribly. May she rest in peace.'

    http://www.westchesterphil.org/
     

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    http://www.buffalonews.com/city-reg...laying-could-be-a-death-penalty-case-20140828

     
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    http://www.lohud.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/05/mary-whitaker-two-men-indicted/15158957/

    http://www.lohud.com/story/news/loc...iolinist-killing-suspects-arraigned/15322581/

     
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    http://www.buffalonews.com/city-reg...ua-violinist-had-role-in-1991-murder-20140920

     
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    http://www.observertoday.com/page/c...ead-not-guilty-to-state-charges.html?nav=5047

     
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    http://westfieldrepublican.com/page...014-death-of-Westfield-resident.html?nav=5004

     
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