Wife pleads innocent in Inverness man's 1979 death

  • Jacquelyn Greco

    Jacquelyn Greco

Updated 6/19/2013 4:36 AM

A Michigan woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday at her arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the death more than 30 years ago of her husband, Inverness commodities broker Carl Gaimari.

Gaimari was shot to death on April 30, 1979, during a home invasion authorities say his wife, Jacquelyn Greco, helped plan.


During the hearing in the Rolling Meadows courthouse, Cook County Assistant Public Defender Deana Binstock entered the plea on behalf of Greco, 66, of Crystal Falls, Mich., who is being held without bond at Cook County Jail.

Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Ethan Holland turned over to the defense two discs with about 1,100 pages of discovery which he said was incomplete.

"We have thousands of more pages to tender," Holland said.

Police arrested Greco last month after Inverness police and prosecutors from the Cook County State's Attorney's Cold Case Unit recorded a recent phone conversation during which they say she told someone she had planned to kill Gaimari, who was 34 when he died.

Authorities say Greco was having an affair at the time of the murder. Several weeks before the murder, Greco told another person that she and her lover planned to stage a home invasion in which Gaimari would be killed, prosecutors said.

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At about 12:30 p.m. on the day of the murder, two masked men entered the home and announced a robbery, then tied up Greco and three of the couple's four children and locked them in a bedroom closet, prosecutors said. Gaimari was killed when he returned home about an hour later, prosecutors said.

The investigation into the identity of the shooters continues, said a spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney's office.

Greco next appears in court on July 11.

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