For Immediate Release - October 28, 2014

SJC Affirms Husband’s Conviction In 32 Year Old Buzzards Bay Murder Case

            Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced today that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of Edmond J. Carriere, Jr.  In May, 2012, Carriere was convicted of first-degree murder, under both theories of deliberate premeditation and extreme atrocity or cruelty in the murder-for hire stabbing death of his wife Frances Carriere, in the marital home at Head of the Bay Road in Buzzards Bay in January, 1980.

            Carriere, 80, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for his role in providing $10,000 to pay two men, Richard Grebauski and Steven Stewart, to kill his wife.  The Commonwealth proceeded under the theory that Edmond Carriere was a joint venture in the murder as he planned and hired the killer.  In affirming the conviction, the Supreme Judicial Court rejected Carriere’s claim that he was entitled to either an acquittal or a new trial.

            The case was investigated by members of the Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office; Bourne Police; Wareham Police; and Massachusetts State Police Cold Case Squad.

            The case was tried by First Assistant District Attorney Brian S. Glenny and the appeal was handled by Assistant District Attorney Julia K. Holler.