After Carolyn’s birthday party, she met up for drinks with Paul to celebrate. But first, Paul went to a bowling alley (an alibi that checked out, I guess.) While Paul was entering the bowling alley, his wife was calling 911, the dispatcher heard her say, “Help he is trying to kill me!” She was shot and killed. It was later argued that the dispatcher could have misheard the "he" part.
After Paul left the bowling alley, he went out for dinner with Carolyn. The two enjoyed a few rounds of drinks at the bar, then, retired to a corner booth where they had dinner, more drinks and sex in Paul’s car. When Paul came home he found his wife dead.
This happened not long after the movie "Fatal Attraction" came out and newspapers ate this up declaring “Real Life Fatal Attraction!” The question was whether Paul killed his wife or Carolyn did.
During the first trial, the judge was not able to arrive a unanimous verdict. A second trial was scheduled this time with new evidence -- a bloody glove of Carolyn's left at the scene. She was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Carolyn is up for parole in 2017 and a website about her innocence is one of the first things you come across when you Google her name.
I can’t help but think, when reading about the Warmus case, that her case was so popular because she spoke to the Virgin/Whore dichotomy. Warmus is clearly guilty because she is the Slut, sleeping with a taken man, parading around the courtroom in a miniskirt. But was she guilty?