WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Saying that she was still a risk to the community, and citing her bad behavior behind bars -- which allegedly included counterfeiting and arson – a parole board nixed a former Edgemont school teacher’s bid to get out of prison, according to a report by lohud.com.
Carolyn Warmus, now 53, was sentenced to 25 years to life in 1992 for fatally shooting Greenburgh resident Betty Jeanne Solomon, the wife of her lover, Paul Solomon, who she had met when they both were teaching at the Greenville Elementary School in Edgemont.
Dubbed the “Fatal Attraction Killer,” Warmus was 27 at the time; her victim was 40.
This was Warmus's first appearance before a parole board.
If Warmus, who has steadfastly maintained her innocence, had been given the minimum sentence, she would have been eligible for parole in 2007.
Warmus, who is being held at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, can try again in 2018. It is not unusual for a convict's first try at parole to be rejected, lohud.com said.
According to an earlier lohud.com report, her attorney, Mayer Morganroth, said Warmus is hoping to get out so she can have surgery for a brain tumor.
She has also appealed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for clemency so she can clear her name, according to cbslocal.com.
The parole board’s rejection letter noted numerous disciplinary actions, including the denial of phone and commissary privileges, taken against Warmus for misbehaving in prison, the lohud.com story said.
Two television movies have been made about the infamous case, “The Danger of Love,” and “The Carolyn Warmus Story.”