Originally posted 9 24, 2012
by BBrown for Swellesley Report
A new book about the gruesome Halloween morning murder of Wellesley’s
Mabel Greineder by her husband Dirk at Morses Pond is about to debut.
Not coincidentally, the authors will be visiting Wellesley next month to
promote their account, almost exactly 13 years after the killing.
Murder in Wellesley: The Inside Story of an Ivy-League Doctor’s Double
Life, His Slain Wife, and the Trial That Gripped the Nation is
written by Boston Herald reporter-turned-PR guy Tom Farmer and Marty
Foley, who was the lead state police detective on the Greineder case.
The book promises “the untold story” and includes information from those
who previously have declined to speak publicly about this case that
“bitterly divided” the Greineders’ family. These sources include the
Greineders’ niece, Belinda Markel, who testified against Dirk Greineder,
as well as Greineder’s college roommates and crime scene investigators.
The case gained national prominence in the early 2000s as salacious
details of allergist Greineder’s secret life of porn and prostitutes,
against the backdrop of our “well-heeled” community, aired nationally on
Court TV. Numerous TV, magazine and newspaper reports rehashed the
story, including an A&E documentary program called City Confidential.
Greineder, now in his early 70s, was sentenced to life in prison for murder in 2001 and he has repeatedly sought to appeal the decision.
The state Supreme Judicial Court will hear more arguments in November.
Farmer declined to speculate on Greineder’s chances of getting a new
trial, saying we’ll have to see what the SJC does.
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