Carlos Perez-Olivo, a Disbarred Lawyer, Was Convicted of Murdering His Wife Peggy Olivo
Carlos Perez-Olivo was found guilty of second-degree murder and could face life imprisonment as punishment. His house resides three houses from that of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton in suburban New York.
In November 2006, he drove Peggy to hospital and shot her. Unfortunately, she died shortly afterwards.
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Peggy Hall Perez-Olivo was shot and killed while riding with husband Carlos along an isolated Westchester road, two days after she had been sitting in their car together. Carlos, an attorney-turned-disbarred lawyer, told investigators that an unknown gunman hired by one of his former clients pulled them off the road before engaging them in a violent scuffle before shooting Peggy. She died en route to Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco where Carlos raced his wife where she was later declared deceased.
Chappaqua was an exclusive New York suburb where former President Bill and Hillary Clinton shared a cul-de-sac after recently moving from Manhattan.
Investigation Discovery’s series ‘The Perfect Murder’ recently explored the 2006 murder and subsequent trial of Chappaqua teacher Peggy Hall Perez-Olivo’s husband Carlos Perez-Olivo as featured on its new episode entitled, ‘Peggy Hall Perez-Olivo: the Perfect Murder.’ This case became one of four to make up season 10. This show documents how an embattled lawyer attempted to avoid justice following his wife’s murder conviction and subsequent death sentence. Perez-Olivo garnered media interest with his allegation that he and his sleeping wife were killed by a hitman hired by an angry client. That story did not hold up during either his trial in 2008 nor on appeal this spring, leading him to be found guilty and sentenced to 25 years to life imprisonment; currently being housed at a Westchester correctional facility.
Peggy Olivo lives in Chappaqua, New York. Her home shares the same cul-de-sac as Bill and Hillary Clinton’s home; Carlos Perez-Olivo, her husband is currently in prison on charges of second-degree murder and criminal possession of weapon.
On November 18th 2006, Carlos drove his wife Peggy to Northern Westchester Hospital after she had been shot in her head and himself had sustained gunshot wounds to his abdomen. Peggy would later succumb two days later; Carlos spun the story that an unknown individual hired by an angry client had cut off their car, jumped into their back seat, and shot both victims. Police searched nearby Echo Lake and recovered an early World War II Walther PPK handgun as evidence against this scenario.
Carlos was found guilty in 2008 and sentenced to 25 years to life imprisonment for killing. To raise funds for his defense, Carlos sold off some of his wife’s boots and pink satin negligee.
Garage sale held in the former home of accused murderer Carlos Perez-Olivo has produced everything from boots to pink satin pajamas. Bargain hunters flocked to Westchester County; Bill and Hillary Clinton neighbor John Daly dropped $45 on CorningWare plates and bowls set.
Investigation Discovery’s show “The Perfect Murder” explores this case in depth, following disbarred lawyer Perez-Olivo as he was found guilty for his involvement in the 2006 shooting death of Peggy Hall Perez-Olivo – his wife.
Carlos Perez-Olivo told police that a hit man hired by one of their former clients drove their car onto an isolated, dark road and fired a shot into Peggy’s head while also inflicting himself with an abdominal bullet wound. Carlos drove her to Northern Westchester Hospital where she died two days later.