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Convicted of Killing Lover's Wife, Carolyn Warmus Is Free

She's released after 27 years behind bars
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2019 12:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – Carolyn Warmus, who was convicted of killing her lover's wife in an infamous 1989 case, is no longer behind bars. The 55-year-old was released from the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, some 27 years after she entered the New York prison to serve a sentence of 25 years to life. She was granted parole about a month-and-a-half ago. Warmus was in 1992 found guilty of shooting Betty Jeanne Solomon to death; Warmus was a schoolteacher in her twenties having an affair with Solomon's husband, Paul, who was 17 years older and her co-worker at a Westchester County elementary school.

The case was widely referred to as the "Fatal Attraction" case after the 1987 Michael Douglas-Glenn Close movie of the same name. Warmus has always maintained her innocence. Her lawyer offered no comment regarding where she went upon her release, reports the Rockland/Westchester Journal News. CNN reports Warmus will be on parole for the remainder of her life, will be subject to a curfew, and will have to hold down a job or be part of an academic vocational program. (Read more parole stories.)

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