2 men plead guilty to killing Westchester Philharmonic violinist Mary Whitaker in 2014

Two men have pleaded guilty to killing a 61-year-old Westchester Philharmonic violinist in her upstate summer home.



Mary Whitaker was killed in 2014 during a robbery at her home in in Westfield, just south of Buffalo.



Jonathan Conklin, 44, and Charles Sanford, 31, were arrested two days later.



Both men pleaded guilty to federal and state charges.



Conklin faces 25 years to life, and Sanford faces 15 years to life when they are sentenced in March.



 


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