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CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - A woman who lives on the same cul-de-sac as former President Clinton died Monday after a mysterious shooting on an isolated road that left her lawyer husband wounded, authorities said.

Sgt. Marc Simmons, a detective, said 55-year-old Peggy Perez-Olivo died about 3 p.m. at a hospital. He said there are still no arrests.

She was shot in the head, and her 58-year-old husband was shot in the abdomen late Saturday, police said.

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The couple — he a recently disbarred criminal defense lawyer, she a teacher’s assistant — were driving to their Chappaqua home from Manhattan when they were shot, New Castle Town Police said. According to police, the couple was on a desolate part of Route 100 when a car cut in front of their sport utility vehicle and forced them off the road around 11 p.m.

A man with a gun got out and entered the SUV through a back door, and Carlos Perez-Olivo fought with him, police said.

The gunman fled, authorities said. Police are looking at video surveillance from a gas station near the site, Simmons said, and they released a sketch of the shooter based on the husband’s description.

Motive unknown
Police said they had not been able to determine a motive.

Carlos Perez-Olivo had practiced law in New York from 1980 until he was disbarred in August, according to state court records. State Supreme Court appellate judges found he “repeatedly refused to return unearned funds or retainers to clients.”

He was previously accused of incompetence for failing to recall portions of his closing argument in defense of a waiter convicted of second-degree murder for fatally shooting his wife’s lover last year in a Manhattan subway station.

There was no home telephone listing for him or his wife in Chappaqua. No one answered the door Monday at the couple’s blue and white Colonial home, one of eight houses on the cul-de-sac. It is three doors away from the home of the former president and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, which has a guardhouse at the foot of its driveway.

Acquaintances said they were mystified by the shooting.

“They’re a very nice couple, great folks, sweet people,” said their landlord, Gerard Gorman.

Spokespeople for the Clintons did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


I must be watching too much Court TV, because this sounds suspicious to me. She gets shot in the head and he is only shot in the abdomen? Eerily similar to the case in Florida where the couple was walking on the beach and the wife was shot and died there, husband only had minor wounds. They found him guilty of her murder..........

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - Questions have multiplied since police began their investigation into the weekend shooting of a disbarred lawyer and his wife, who lived on the same cul-de-sac as former President Clinton.

Police said Tuesday that 58-year-old Carlos Perez-Olivo’s story of a mysterious roadside ambush that killed his wife and left him wounded is “unusual-sounding,” and have not ruled out the possibility he had something to do with the shootings.

No arrests have been made and police said the lawyer was permitted to leave Northern Westchester Hospital late Monday. He apparently returned to his home on a Chappaqua cul-de-sac.

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Visitors arrived steadily at the home. A man who answered the door, Drew Stern, identified himself as a friend of the family and said a statement would be issued to the media but did not say when and he asked reporters to leave the property.

The lawyer’s wife, teacher’s assistant Peggy Perez-Olivo, 55, died Monday afternoon, the victim of a gunshot to the head. Her husband told police the shot was fired by a man who cut off their car on a dark road Saturday night, then climbed in and shot both of them as they returned from an evening in Manhattan.

The road would not normally be part of the route home, but Perez-Olivo said they had detoured to find a gas station. He said he was able to drive to the hospital despite his abdominal wound.

'Nobody's being ruled in or out'
He told police he did not recognize the gunman, but he described him in detail. The police issued a sketch and asked the public for help.

Asked whether investigators considered treating Perez-Olivo as a suspect, New Castle Detective Sgt. Marc Simmons said, “We’re treating him like a shooting victim.”

But he added, “Nobody’s being ruled in or out” and said Perez-Olivo’s account makes for “an unusual-sounding incident.”

Police declined to answer questions about what type of gun was used, whether the gun or any shell casings had been found, or whether surveillance video from a gas station near the shooting scene had been useful.

They also would not comment on any motive for the shooting, although Simmons said detectives would look into some of Carlos Perez-Olivo’s former clients.

Perez-Olivo was disbarred three months ago for refusing to return unearned funds to clients, and jurors have criticized him as incompetent in his defense of a murder suspect.

The killing of a neighbor had no apparent effect on security at the Clinton home three doors away.

“The Clintons are saddened to hear of the death of their neighbor Mrs. Perez-Olivo,” said Philippe Reines, press secretary to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Guess I'm the only one that finds this interesting...
Guess watching Court TV paid off, seems that I'm not the only one suspicious!