Convicted killer Stacey Castor back in court for hearing

Stacy Castor

A woman convicted of poisoning her husband and attempting to murder her daughter and frame her as the killer was back in Onondaga County Court on Friday.

Stacey Castor was convicted of murder back in 2009 and is currently serving a sentence of 51 years to life in state prison.

Castor's defense is seeking to get her conviction overturned on the grounds that she was misrepresented by her attorney Norman Chirco, who aided police in the investigation.

Judge Joseph Fahey had previously dismissed Castor's claims of misrepresentation, but last year an appeals court ruled that Judge Fahey should not have dismissed Castors claims without first holding a hearing on the issue.

District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick says Chirco has already testified that he never acted as Castor's defense attorney.

"When I asked him on cross examination if at any time during his entire life he represented Stacy Castor, and he answered no, then the hearing is over," Fitzpatrick says.

Judge Fahey is expected to make a ruling in the case when Castor returns to court on July 15th.