Onondaga County District Attorney William J. Fitzpatrick will speak about his involvement in the case of Stacey Castor at 6:30 p.m. Monday March 16 in room 244, Reilly Hall at Le Moyne College.
The case was a web of deceit and murder that stretched back to 2000 when the defendant's first husband died of what was thought to be a heart attack. When her second husband, David Castor, was found dead in August of 2005, some thought he had taken his own life by poisoning himself with antifreeze. But a dedicated group of sheriff's detectives never gave up on the case or their belief that he had been murdered.
This investigation led to the exhumation of Michael Wallace, the defendant's first husband, and the discovery that he, too, had been poisoned by antifreeze.
Just before the toxicology reports were to be formally delivered and the defendant arrested, Castor allegedly tried to murder her own daughter and frame her for the murder of her father and stepfather. The daughter lived and was able to tell her story to a jury whose members ultimately convicted Castor of murder and attempted murder. The defendant is facing life in prison.
The event is free and open to the public. A question and answer session will follow the talk. Refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the Pre-Law Society. For more information, contact Dan Rosenbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org.