‘Fatal Attraction killer’ Carolyn Warmus, who shot dead her lover’s wife before going out for cocktails and having sex with him in his car, is released from jail after serving 27 years for murder
- Warmus was jailed for 25 years to life in 1991 for shooting Betty Jean Solomon
- She had been having an affair with Solomon’s husband Paul for a year
- They met at the school where Carolyn was teaching in Westchester, New York
- She shot Betty Jean nine times in her home in 1989 but got away with it for a year
- Prosecutors said she was trying to get Betty Jean ‘out of the way’
- Carolyn has always denied the killing and says that Paul set her up
- She will now live somewhere in New York and will have to adhere to a curfew
- The 55-year-old was granted parole last month and was released on Monday
Carolyn Warmus is shown in court in February 2017. She was released from prison on Monday
The murderess known as the Fatal Attraction killer, Carolyn Warmus, has been released from prison after serving 27 years for the murder of her lover’s wife.
Warmus, 55, was granted parole last month and was released on Monday.
The New York Daily News reports that she will be living in the state of New York but further details of her release are not known.
Warmus killed Betty Jean Solomon, her lover’s wife, by shooting her nine times in 1989.
She had been having an affair with Solomon’s husband Paul.
She was 23 when they began their affair after meeting at the school where she taught.
They dated for a year-and-a-half, during which Paul is said to have promised her that he would leave his wife once their teenage daughter, Kristan, graduated high school.
Warmus killed Betty Jean, prosecutors said, to merely get her out of their way.
After shooting her nine times in her family home, prosecutors said she went to meet Paul in a hotel bar for cocktails then had sex with him in his car.
Betty Jean had also been pistol-whipped. Her husband found her bloody body when he got home from his tryst with Warmus.
Warmus, the daughter of a millionaire insurance executive, got away with it for more than a year. Police initially suspected that Paul had killed his wife but they never charged him.
It was only when he went to Puerto Rico, with a new girlfriend, and was followed there by Warmus that authorities started suspecting her.
In January 1989, Carolyn shot her lover’s wife, Betty Jean Solomon, nine times. She and Betty Jean’s husband, Paul, had been having an affair for more than a year. Paul and Betty Jean are pictured at their wedding
Warmus is shown before she was sentenced to 35 years behind bars for the shooting
Carolyn, shown at trial, was 23 when she and Paul started their affair. She denied the murder
Warmus was compared to Glenn Close’s bunny boiling character in the film Fatal Attraction which came out two years before the killing
Paul Solomon pictured testifying in her murder trial in 1991. He described his younger former lover as unhinged and a stalker
Paul found Betty Jean in their apartment in this building in Scarsdale. She had been pistol whipped and shot
He told them that she was stalking him and had followed him to the island uninvited.
Warmus was a 23-year-old teacher when she met Paul, who was 17 years her senior
She insisted that he did invite her to be there.
She was indicted 13 months after Betty Jean’s death after police discovered she had purchased a gun from Vincent Parco, a private detective, days before the shooting but has always denied the killing and claims Paul set her up.
Parco remains behind bars on unrelated charges.
The killing was compared to the Glenn Close film, Fatal Attraction, which came out two years before the murder.
Warmus was put on trial twice; the first, at which she protested her innocence, ended in a hung jury.
She was convicted of second degree murder at the second trial.
As part of Warmus’ release, she must adhere to a curfew and either have employment or enroll herself in an educational program.