District Attorney Press Release





Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Carlos Perez-Olivo (DOB 5/01/48) formerly of 1 Old House Lane, Chappaqua, New York was convicted today after a jury trial to one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class “A-1” Felony and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony in the murder of his wife, Peggy Perez-Olivo:


On November 18, 2006, at approximately 11 PM, Carlos Perez-Olivo was driving the family car northbound on Route 100 in the Town of New Castle. Peggy Perez-Olivo was seated in the front passenger’s seat.  They were returning from an evening in New York City. 


At approximately 11:11 PM. a 911 cell phone call was received by the New York State Police from a male – later identified as Perez-Olivo - stating his wife was shot, and that he also sustained a gunshot wound. 


While on the phone, Perez-Olivo continued driving, arriving at Northern Westchester Hospital.


His wife died there the next day. He remained hospitalized with a non-life threatening gun shot wound.


”Mr. Perez-Olivo meticulously planned and carried out the murder of his wife, then concocted a story to cover up his actions and believed that he would not be held accountable,” said District Attorney Janet DiFiore after the verdict.  “This defendant thought that he could – one final time – spin the events of that night nearly two years ago to his advantage, but the facts of the case told a different story and the jury saw through the deception.”


Sentencing will be on December 2nd, 2008.  Perez-Olivo faces a maximum of twenty five years to life in state prison.


Assistant District Attorney Perry Perrone, Chief of the Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Christine O’Connor, Deputy Bureau Chief of the Homicide Bureau, prosecuted the case.



Carlos Perez-Olivo