CrimeBedford Hills: Notorious cases led to Westchester women's lockup
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Bedford has been home to Donald Trump and Martha Stewart, but it’s also home to some of the most notorious women whose headline-grabbing deeds have landed them at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women.
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Here’s a who’s-who of those who have been held at the maximum-security lockup on Harris Road, between Interstate 684 and the Saw Mill River Parkway.
‘Fatal Attraction’ teacher Carolyn Warmus
The former Greenville Elementary School teacher served 27 years of her 25-to-life sentence in the “Fatal Attraction” murder of Betty Jean Solomon, the wife of her lover and co-worker Paul Solomon. She walked out of Bedford Hills on June 18.
Westchester drug bust leads to arrest of 18 alleged gang members
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'Salt mom' Lacey Spears
Lacey Spears was sentenced to 20 years to life in the 2014 death of her 5-year-old son, Garnett. Spears — who lived and worked at the secluded Fellowship Community in Chestnut Ridge and sent Garnett to the Green Meadow Waldorf school — had chronicled her son’s lifelong illness on social media, garnering sympathy from friends. When Garnett arrived at Nyack Hospital in January 2014, he had elevated sodium levels, which led to brain swelling and his death. In 2017, a state panel denied Spears' appeal to overturn her second-degree-murder conviction.
Brinks robbers Kathy Boudin and Judith Clark
Judith Clark was convicted in 1983 and Kathy Boudin was convicted in 1984 for the murderous Brinks robbery that killed Brinks guard Peter Paige and Nyack police officers Edward O'Grady and Waverly Brown. Boudin served 22 years of a life sentence, released Sept. 17, 2003. Clark served 38 years of three consecutive life sentences and was released May 10, 2019.
Carolyn Warmus released from prison in 'Fatal Attraction' murder case
Carolyn Warmus was released from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility after spending 27 years in prison.
'Long Island Lolita' Amy Fisher
Amy Fisher was convicted in the 1992 shooting of Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of Joey Buttafuoco, with whom she had an affair dating to when she was 16, Fisher was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison. She served seven years and was granted parole in May 1999 after Supreme Court Judge Ira Wexner vacated her guilty plea and shortened her sentence. Joey Buttafuoco denied having an affair with Fisher.
'Scarsdale Diet' killer Jean Harris
Jean Harris, the private-school headmistress whose 1981 trial for the murder of Dr. Herbert Tarnower grabbed headlines, was at Bedford Hills for 11 years before Gov. Mario Cuomo granted her clemency in 1993. While at Bedford, she counseled fellow female prisoners on how to take care of their children, and she set up a center where infants born to inmates can spend a year near their mothers. She died in 2012 at 89 in an assisted-living center in New Haven, Connecticut.
Dannemora escape figure Joyce Mitchell
Joyce Mitchell, the prison worker who helped inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt escape the Dannemora state prison in 2015, was sentenced in September of that year to 2⅓ to seven years in prison. She has been denied parole three times and will have to wait till June 2021 for her next parole chance. If she serves her full sentence, she would be released June 8, 2022.
Pamela Smart Says Decision To Reject Petition For Parole Hearing Is ‘Completely Unfair’
Pamela Smart was convicted of recruiting her teenage lover to kill her husband. Nearly 30 years later, it appears Pamela Smart may be out of legal options to try to get out of prison. WBZ’s Paula Ebben sat down with Smart for a jailhouse interview, and says Smart believes it is unfair that she remains behind bars while her husband’s killers are now free. “I feel like it was completely unfair!” Pamela Smart says about the 4-0 decision by the New Hampshire Executive Council to reject her petition for a parole hearing and possible sentence reduction. She wants her life without parole sentence to get a second look.
Nixzmary Brown's mother, Nixzaliz Santiago
Nixzaliz Santiago, mother of child-abuse victim Nixzmary Brown, is serving 43 years at Bedford Hills for her role in the beating death of 7-year-old Nixzmary, whose stepfather Cesar Rodriguez tortured, bound and beat the girl in their Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment. The death sparked outrage and reform in New York City’s children’s services programs.
'To Die For' teacher Pamela Smart
Pamela Smart, whose plot with her teen lover became the focus of a Nicole Kidman movie "To Die For," has been at Bedford Hills since 1993, when New Hampshire prison officials declared that the high-profile inmate required more security than they could provide. The former New Hampshire high-school media coordinator was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 1990 killing her of her husband, Greggory Smart. She recruited her teenage lover, William Flynn, and three others to commit the murder and was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and other crimes. Flynn and the other boys involved in the murder cooperated with prosecutors, served shorter sentences and have been released.
Child killer Marybeth Tinning
Marybeth Tinning served 31 years of her life sentence in the smothering death of her 4-month-old daughter, Tami Lynne. Tinning had nine children between 1967 and 1985, none of whom lived past the age of 4. She has denied any role in the deaths of her other children and is reportedly living back in Schenectady after her Aug. 21, 2018, release.
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Arrest made in connection with double shooting in Winton Hills.
Cincinnati police arrested a man Saturday in connection with a double shooting in Winton Hills from Thursday. Police arrested 38-year-old Rodney Etter on an open murder warrant. The shooting happened in the 700 block of Dutch Colony Drive on Thursday afternoon and a man and woman were taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. According to police, 32-year-old Bernard Bell died at the hospital Thursday and the woman is expected to be survive. Police are not releasing any other information about the woman at this time. Police say the shooting is still part of an ongoing investigation and anyone who has information should call them at (513) 352-3542.
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