- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 9, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A state appeals court has ruled that a 47-year-old central New York woman convicted of poisoning her husband with antifreeze was not denied the right to a lawyer.

The decision upholds Onondaga County Judge Joseph Fahey’s decision against Stacey Castor, who was convicted in 2009 of murdering her husband.

Castor is serving 51 1/3 years to life at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for the 2005 murder of David Castor by poisoning him with antifreeze, and the attempted murder of her daughter in a plot to blame her for the murder.

Castor had argued that a lawyer she hired to take care of her late husband’s estate also represented her in the criminal investigation into her husband’s death. Fahey ruled the same attorney couldn’t represent her in both matters.

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