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Mass. woman accused of killing wife seeks bail

May 17, 2013

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman awaiting retrial in the 2010 strangulation and beating death of her wife has asked a judge to free her on bail.

A lawyer for 46-year-old Cara Lee Rintala asked a judge on Thursday to release his client on $250,000 bail.

In the motion, her lawyer said Rintala’s family, friends and members of her church have all helped raise the money and support her release.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette (http://bit.ly/14cxZqi ) reports that prosecutors oppose granting bail given the seriousness of the charges.

Authorities say Rintala killed her wife, Annamarie Cochrane Rintala, a paramedic, in their Granby home in March 2010 after months of stress over finances.

Her murder trial in March ended in a mistrial when the jury could not reach a verdict.


Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), http://www.gazettenet.com