Guilty verdict satisfies family

PLATTSBURGH - A jury conviction of Kathryn Shoemaker has brought comfort to the deceased's family.

After 8 hours of deliberation, Shoemaker was found guilty of Ravin Miller's first-degree murder, as well as six counts of grand larceny.

Following the introduction of 40 witnesses, prosecution was satisfied to glean the verdict which confirmed that Shoemaker killer 51-year old Miller in order to cover up her theft of $35,000.

The defense, which argued Miller's death as a suicide, noted plans to appeal the jury's decision, on the basis of an evidence-suppression error, prejudicial evidence and jury issues.

Shoemaker, now residing at Clinton County Jail, is scheduled for sentencing June 29, at 10:30 a.m.

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