For Immediate Release - May 23, 2012

Edmund Carriere Conviction

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced that Edmond J. Carriere, Jr., (DOB 8/23/1934), of 9 Head of the Bay Road, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts was sentenced today by Associate Justice of the Superior Court, Robert C. Rufo, to Life in State Prison without the possibility of parole after conviction yesterday of First Degree Murder for the murder for hire of his wife, Frances Carriere on January 3, 1980. The Barnstable County Superior Court Jury found Mr. Carriere guilty of murder under the theories of deliberate premeditation and by extreme atrocity or cruelty, yesterday after 3 hours of deliberation. The trial began with jury empanelment on May 8, 2012, and concluded with the sentencing today May 23, 2012. Frances Carriere was found dead in her bathroom at 9 Head of the Bay Road in Buzzards Bay on January 3, 1980, the victim of multiple stab wounds.

The investigation was begun by members of the Bourne Police and detectives of the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office. The case was revisited by the Massachusetts State Police Cold Case Squad in the late 1990's and the State Police Detective Unit of the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office in the 2000's. "This conviction is testament to the hard work and never ending resolve of the many investigatory agencies involved to never let up until sufficient evidence was accumulated to be able to successfully prosecute the architect of this heinous and brutal murder for hire," said First Assistant District Attorney Brian S. Glenny, who prosecuted the case.

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe singled out for special recognition retired Sgt. Paul White of the Massachusetts State Police, retired Deputy Sheriff Peter Robbins and Private Investigator Terry O'Connell. "All of these individuals aided Capt. Chris Mason and the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office. These officers provided the prosecution team of First Assistant District Attorney Brian Glenny and Assistant District Attorney Nicole Manoog with the evidence that the jury was able to consider in reaching this result," said District Attorney O'Keefe.

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