Carolyn Warmus, a once-wealthy New Yorker, is pictured in a file photo (Getty/AP)
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SHE was a woman who once lived a comfortable New York lifestyle. Popular in her community; dignified, and the daughter of a wealthy insurance executive — Warmus for much of her life had essentially (“had it all”). At the age of 28, Warmus ‘s life changed forever after jealousy; rage and a sick obsession took over.
According to multiple records — Warmus was born to a super wealthy insurance agent in the burbs of Detroit. As a schoolteacher, Warmus lived the picture-perfect life before being notoriously dubbed “The Fatal Attraction Killer”. That title comes from the 1987 film starring Glen Close.
- Born in Detroit
- Raised in Birmingham
- Affluent background
- Daughter of a wealthy insurance agent
- Infamous for the 1992 murder of Betty Jeane Solomon, of whom, she was having an affair with her husband
- Charged with: illegal possession of a weapon, second degree murder
- Original sentence: 25 to life
It was on 15 January 1989. 28-year-old Carolyn Warmus had been having an extramarital affair with fellow schoolteacher Paul Solomon. At the time, Solomon was married to another woman by the name of Betty Jeanne.
Having moved to Greenburgh after obtaining multiple degrees; millions in assets, and essentially setting herself up for a new life — Carolyn would then engage in the affair. An affair that began after she met Paul with his family at a party.
The case at the time had become one of the most sensational people had ever seen. Lewd text messages; sexcapades, and an urge to be with the same person, all played a shocking part in Warmus’ eventual downfall.
History shows that Warmus had an “obsessive” and often “unusual” approach to Solomon. In fact, on the night of the murder, she apparently stalked and followed Betty to her home. There an altercation and argument over Solomon would take place, and, an unsuspecting Betty would be shot to death 9 times and then pistol-whipped by her.
On 5 May 2019, Warmus was granted parole by New York City officials. Although her actual release date hasn’t been announced yet, Warmus is expected to be released in June.
*We’ve learned that it is believed that Warmus will be granted parole and freed from prison on 10 June. She is currently housed at the Bedford Hills Prison in New York City. It is unknown as to whether or not she has spoken to Paul Solomon.