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Convicted Westchester 'Fatal Attraction' Killer Carolyn Warmus Granted Parole

Former Edgemont school teacher Carolyn Warmus
Former Edgemont school teacher Carolyn Warmus Photo Credit: murderpedia.org

In a case that attracted national attention and which has been chronicled in two movies, the former Westchester school teacher who killed her lover’s wife in the notorious 1989 "Fatal Attraction" slaying has been granted parole.

Carolyn Warmus, now 55, was sentenced to 25 years to life in 1992 for fatally shooting Greenburgh resident Betty Jeanne Solomon, the wife of Warmus' lover, Paul Solomon, nine times in the back.

Warmus is scheduled to be released from the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility as early as June 10,  the state Department of Corrections announced Friday, May 3.

Warmus and Solomon had met when they both were teaching at the Greenville Elementary School in Edgemont.

Dubbed the “Fatal Attraction Killer,” Warmus, the daughter of a millionaire insurance executive, was 27 at the time; her victim was 40.

The murder occurred two years after the release of the popular movie “Fatal Attraction,” in which Westchester resident Glenn Close, who lives in Bedford, starred as a book editor who had an affair with a happily married man, played by Michael Douglas.

Warmus, who has steadfastly maintained her innocence, was last denied parole in January 2017.

Two television movies were made about the infamous case, “The Danger of Love,” and “The Carolyn Warmus Story.”

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