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DA: OK to test evidence from 1992 ‘Fatal Attraction’ trial

Prosecutors in New York have consented to DNA testing of proof from the 1992 trial of so-called “Deadly Attraction” killer Carolyn Warmus

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Prosecutors in New York have consented to DNA testing of proof from the 1992 trial of so-called “Deadly Attraction” killer Carolyn Warmus, who was paroled two years in the past after serving 27 years in jail for the homicide of her lover’s spouse.

Westchester County District Lawyer Mimi Rocah consented on Monday to the testing of three items of proof used to convict Warmus within the 1989 loss of life of Betty Jeanne Solomon, who was shot 9 occasions in her dwelling in suburban Greenburgh. The brand new improvement within the case was first reported within the Journal Information.

Warmus and the sufferer’s husband, Paul Solomon, started an affair when each had been lecturers at a faculty in Scarsdale. Her first trial for the killing of Betty Jeanne Solomon led to a hung jury in 1991, however she was discovered responsible of second-degree homicide a yr later.

Warmus, now 57, has at all times maintained her innocence and has sought to have three items of proof examined to find out if they will exonerate her by pointing to a different suspect.

Most important is a glove discovered on the Solomons’ dwelling that was a key piece of proof within the second trial. Prosecutors stated Warmus left the glove there on the time of the killing. Warmus’ legal professionals have argued that testing of the glove might show that somebody aside from Warmus was current when Solomon was killed.

The opposite proof is semen recovered from the sufferer and blood present in a tote bag belonging to Paul Solomon.

The homicide of Betty Jeanne Solomon attracted broad media consideration and was dubbed the Deadly Attraction killing after the 1987 film starring Glenn Shut and Michael Douglas.

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