Buffalo's Early News with John Zach and Susan Rose
Weekdays, 5am - 9am

Text Us: #30930
Phone: (800) 616 WBEN
Business: (716) 843-0600
A   A   A

Two Arrested in Westfield Murder; Face Federal Charges

Westfield, NY (WBEN) Two men are in custody in connection with the murder of a Westfield woman. They will face federal charges as well as state charges.

43year old Jonathan Conklin and 30 year old Charles Sanford are charged in the death of 61 year old Mary Whitaker.

Whitaker was found fatally shot in her home earlier this week. Sources tell WBEN she was shot execution style after she walked in on a burglary.

Her car was recovered in Erie, Pennsylvania. US Attorney Bill Hochul says Conklin and Sanford will face federal carjacking and firearms charges as they crossed state lines with Whitaker's car.

Chautauqua County DA David Foley says he will leave it to the grand jury to determine which state charges they specifically will face.

Filed Under :  
Topics : Law_Crime
Social :
Locations : EriePennsylvaniaWestfield
People : Mary Whitaker
Following the German airline crash and all that's been reported about it, how are you feeling about flying?
  I'm more nervous but will still be flying.
  It was an isolated incident and won't stop me from flying.
  Very frightening and I won't fly anytime soon.
View Results