Thursday, October 16, 2014

New York Violinist Mary Whitaker Murdered At Front door

New York Violinist Mary Whitaker Murdered by Front Door Intruders ---

tags: Musician Incident, New York, front door attack, asking for help, cover story, random victim, homeless suspects, LGBT Incident victim, stolen car, carjacking, murder, 2 suspects

1 killed 2 arrested August 20, 2014 New York Violinist Mary Whitaker Murdered by Front Door Intruders   Jonathan Conklin, 43, and Charles Sanford, 30, are being federally charged in connection to the murder of violinist Mary Whitaker in her summer home. They are charged with stealing property, taking it across state lines, carjacking and murdering its owner, and using a firearm during a crime of violence She opened the door to men who said they need to use her phone when they ran out of gas, but was found dead in her garage, and two men were soon arrested with her stolen car in nearby Erie, PA. Officials believe Whitaker was not targeted – as it initially had been suggested – and that her murder was random. Suspects told the judge old the judge they are homeless and have been receiving food stamps.  The victim lived in upper Manhattan with her life partner violinist, Suzanne Gillman. She performed with the Westchester Philharmonic and worked as a freelance violinist in Broadway pit orchestras

Similar - "random" killing of piano teacher also attacked at her front door, but connected to other possibly political motivated killings in another city
1 killed connected to 2 other home killings  February 6, 2014  Piano Teacher Ruthanne Lodato Shot At Front Door  In Alexandria, Virginia, an older white man with a beard knocked on piano teacher Ruthanne Lodato's door, and shot her, killing her and also shot injuring the woman caring for her mother. The surviving caregiver was shot in the arm. A man was arrested in connection with the killing as well as killing of transportation official Ronald Kirby in his home and wife of Sheriff Nancy Dunning who was gunned down in her home.


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  • Prosecutors say her kindness led to her death. Prosecutors say she opened the door of her Chautauqua County home to lend Sanford her phone after he said he'd run out of gas. The men allegedly shot, stabbed and robbed her. 7online


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DailyNews Philharmonic violinist shot dead in robbery by ...  Aug 23, 2014 - Marty Merkley, director of programming at Chautauqua Institution, told the Buffalo News that the violinist's death was a 'tragic situation' and that . .


http://www.lohud.com/story/news/crime/2014/08/22/mary-whitaker-violinist-fatally-shot/14433181/
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Two men accused of killing violinist during robbery By Ed Drantch and Rachel Kingston August 22, 2014, 5:58 pm WESTFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB) – Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a musician in Chautauqua County that has left the community in shock. Mary Whitaker, a New York City resident, was shot and killed inside her Titus Road home in Westfield on Wednesday. Jonathan Conklin, 43, and Charles Sanford, 30, are being federally charged in connection to her murder... 61-year-old violinist was found dead in her garage on Wednesday and investigators immediately got to work. Whitaker’s Chevy HHR was found in Erie, Pennsylvania “shortly after the commission of the crime,” according to Sheriff Joe Gerace. federally charged in connection to her murder. found dead in her garage on Wednesday..Whitaker’s Chevy HHR was found in Erie, Pennsylvania 41 min away “shortly after the commission of the crime,” according to Sheriff Joe Gerace.




  • Philharmonic Violinist Killed Inside Her NY Home - ABC News

    abcnews.go.com › US
    ABC News
    Aug 26, 2014 - A New York City violinist who was at her upstate summer home was brutally murdered when two men knocked on her door and attempted to ...








  • www.lohud.com/story/news/...violinist.../14433181/

    The Journal News
    Aug 25, 2014 - Mary Whitaker, 61, a violinist with the Westchester Philharmonic and other groups, was killed at her home in Chautauqua County. (Photo: ...




  • 2 Are Held in Death of Mary E. Whitaker, New York Violinist ...

    www.nytimes.com/.../2-are-held-in-manhattan-violini...
    The New York Times
    Aug 25, 2014 - A robbery in western New York last week turned bloody, the authorities said, resulting in a woman's death, and the arrests of two men.




  • Two men accused of killing violinist during robbery | wivb.com

    wivb.com/2014/08/22/police-investigate-violinists-death/

    WIVB-TV
    Aug 22, 2014 - Mary Whitaker, a New York City resident, was shot and killed inside her ... Deputies say the 61-year-old violinist was found dead in her garage ...




  • Suspects Held In New York Violinist Mary Whitaker's Death

    www.huffingtonpost.com/.../mary-whitaker_n_5731...

    The Huffington Post
    Aug 28, 2014 - BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two homeless men accused of killing a concertviolinist during a robbery in her rural home were ordered held without ...




  • Two arrested in death of Chautauqua violinist - City ...

    www.buffalonews.com/.../two-arrested-in-death-of-cha...

    The Buffalo News
    Aug 22, 2014 - The men arrested in the death of Mary E. Whitaker. ... Accused killer of Chautauqua violinist had role in 1991 murder · Violinist murder suspect ...




  • 2 men arrested in Pennsylvania in death of Westchester ...

    westchester.news12.com/.../2-men-arrested-in-penn...

    News 12 Long Island
    Aug 22, 2014 - Two men were arrested in connection with the death of a Westchester Philharmonic violinist. Police.




  • 2 men charged in violinist's murder - WGRZ.com

    www.wgrz.com/story/news/...violinists-murder/14448039/

    WGRZ
    Aug 22, 2014 - Two men have been charged in connection to the death of a violinist.




  • New details in murder of violinist from Manhattan - WABC-TV

    7online.com/news/new-details-in-murder-of-violinist-from.../285726/

    Aug 28, 2014 - There are new details in the murder of a violinist from Manhattan killedin her home in Western New York. Prosecutors say her kindness led to ...