BARNSTABLE (AP) — A 78-year-old Cape Cod man has been convicted of first degree murder for hiring someone to kill his wife more than three decades ago.

Edmond Carriere Jr. was convicted Tuesday in Barnstable Superior Court of paying $10,000 to two men to kill Frances Carriere, who was found stabbed to death in the bathroom of her home in the Buzzards Bay section of Bourne on Jan. 3, 1980.

Her husband was not arrested until 2010.

Edmond Carriere Jr. faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole at sentencing scheduled for Wednesday.

Steven Stewart of Brockton, one of the men hired by Carriere, was convicted in 2005. After the state’s highest court overturned his conviction, he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and implicated Carriere.

The other suspect died in 2004.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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