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a murder in wellesley 163 after the initial hammer blow had failed to incapacitate her and then hurrying to discard the evidence. Regardless of how the murderous husband had left his cells on the glove, the powerfully incriminating results were going to be hard to discount. “I was excited because it was so much better than the first one,” recalled Foley. “I was more excited because it wasn’t anybody else. He couldn’t be excluded.” Foley dialed Belinda Markel on his cell phone on Monday, February 28. The conversation was short, Foley not needing a lot of words to explain what the next day’s events were going to do to Belinda’s family. “We plan to do this tomorrow, but I’ll call you first,” he said of Dr. Greineder’s impending indictment. Hanging up with a nervous acknowledgment , Belinda took a deep breath, knowing that once her uncle was arrested her relationship with his children was bound to change forever. 16 Reporting to the Norfolk County Grand Jury, Marty Foley anticipated that Tuesday, February 29, 2000, would be one of the more memorable days of his police career. It would certainly turn out that way, but not for the reasons Foley expected. Being the final witness to appear before the investigative panel that had been sitting for four months, the detective sensed that the twenty-four grand jurors were anxious to complete their work. “The grand jury was ready for this,” he said. “They were ready to wrap this thing up. They had had questions for every witness, and they had been very interested.” Prosecutor Rick Grundy had wanted to use Foley’s final testimony to join the investigation’s loose ends for the grand jurors while providing an overview of the mounting evidence against Dr. Greineder. After Foley walked out of the grand jury room, Grundy then made the formal request that the men and women who had digested weeks of secret testimony indict Dr. Greineder for the murder of his wife. He left the grand jury to make its vote, confident it would result in an indictment. 164 tom farmer and marty foley But his satisfaction would be short-lived. Unbeknownst to the core investigators , the apprehension of Dr. Greineder was being ripped away from them by District Attorney Bill Keating, who was orchestrating a grandiose operation to arrest the doctor culminating with a press conference timed for live coverage on the evening newscasts. Foley was surprised, and then annoyed, to learn that Dr. Greineder’s office in Brookline was surrounded by plainclothes officers who had a standing order to arrest the doctor if he left the building. “It seemed like a lot was going on, and I didn’t know everything that was going on,” Foley said. “For some reason at this point, everyone was concerned that Dirk was going to run or do something, and I had no concerns along those lines.” Dr. Greineder was seeing patients, giving no indication he planned to abandon his public contention that he was a man falsely accused and eager to prove his innocence. He could have run beginning the afternoon of his wife’s murder, but for the past four months he had made no move to flee. If the doctor wasn’t at his office, Foley assumed he’d just drive to his house and arrest him there. “I had no problem going any place to arrest him, and I conveyed that,” he said, the frustration still evident. “Other people were concerned. I had learned that we had two lieutenants sitting on the office in Brookline and four or five of our guys were there and four or five of Wellesley’s people were there. I didn’t understand why this was all happening.” The instructions to arrest Dr. Greineder if he left before the grand jury handed up the indictment only confused Foley more. “I thought that was ludicrous,” he said. “I have arrested high-profile people and I would have handled this a lot differently.” Foley had probably spent more time than anyone battling to expose the evil perpetrated by Dr. Greineder, and now there was a good chance he was going to be elbowed out of the way by confidants of the district attorney who had little involvement in the case. “There are few satisfactions you get doing this job, and one of the things you do get that is satisfying is arresting people that you have been hunting at this point...

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ISBN
9781555537975
Print ISBN
9781555537913
MARC Record
OCLC
816549830
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
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