Further details are emerging of the tragic death of Mary Whitaker, a popular violinist with orchestras across New York state.
Police are describing it as a bungled robbery, discounting lurid reports in tabloid newspapers of a sadistic attack. One of the suspects who is being held without bail served nine years in jail for a similar killing in 1991.
Knowing what happened won’t bring Mary back, but it helps to have verified facts in the public domain, erasing the false Daily Mail reports and political agendas that have swirled around this tragedy.
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