Justice at last for murdered violinistmain
Both suspects in the robbery and murder of Mary Whitaker, a popular New York violinist, have changed their plea to guilty of second-degree murder.
Their trial, which was scheduled for this week, has been cancelled. The killers await sentencing in February and March.
Jonathan Conklin, 44, and Charles Sanford, 31, both homeless, attacked Mary in August 2014 at her summer home in Chataqua County. Mary, who was alone, was shot twice, in the leg and chest.
The judicial process is now at an end. Mary can be remembered in future for the joys of her life, not the tragic manner of her death.