Two held for violinist murder

Two held for violinist murder


norman lebrecht

August 23, 2014

Two men are being held in Buffalo, NY, on suspicion of the murder of Mary Whitaker, the orchestra violinist who was found shot dead at her home.

The murder appears to have been connected to theft and burglary. Contrary to earlier police suggestions, Mary was picked as a random victim and not targeted. She was shot twice, in the leg and chest. Her credit cards were used in the region in the hours after her death.

Full local report here.

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