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 sentenced today to twenty five years to life in state prison on his October, 2008 conviction 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 thought that he could – one final time – spin the events of that November night two years ago to his advantage, but the facts of the case told a different story,” said District Attorney Janet DiFiore after the sentencing.


”The defendant meticulously planned and carried out the murder of his wife, weaving a web of deceit and concocting a story to cover up his actions. He believed that he would not be held accountable for the murder, which today’s sentence of twenty five years to life in state prison should serve to refute.”


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