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Doctor Charged With Stabbing Wife

March 1, 2000

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) _ An allergy doctor who claimed he found his wife stabbed to death led a double life wrapped up in pornography, prostitutes, and finally murder, prosecutors said.

Dr. Dirk Greineder was arrested Tuesday at his Brookline office and charged in the Oct. 31 death of his wife.

Greineder told authorities he found Mabel Greineder, 58, stabbed to death shortly after the two separated during a walk about a half-mile from their Wellesley home.

A subsequent search of the doctor’s computer and business records revealed a taste for prostitutes and pornography _ and a secret life under the pseudonym Thomas Young, Norfolk County District Attorney William Keating said.

``There was obviously a strain in the relationship,″ he said.

That information, combined with DNA evidence from a bloody glove and knife found in storm drains near the murder scene, linked the doctor to the slaying, Keating said.

``We were looking at him from the beginning,″ Keating said, adding police who first arrived at the park found Greineder with blood on his jacket, eyeglasses and sleeves, but suspiciously absent from his hands.

Greineder at first told police his wife had developed back pain and decided to return to their car while he finished his walk. He said he found her dead when he returned.

Investigators searched the couple’s home twice in November, seizing a variety of items including a computer.

The doctor had fought for the return of his computer, saying it was integral to his work. But a judge refused, saying it was part of the investigation.

Greineder was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury. His lawyer, Martin Murphy, did not return a call for comment.

Greineder is an allergy specialist affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

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