This case has been widely reported through the years as the first time in Massachusetts a person was charged with murdering their same-sex spouse.
Lawyers for a western Massachusetts woman asked the state’s highest court this week to find her not guilty in the 2010 murder of her wife, Anne Marie Rintala. Jurors deadlocked in the two previous trials of Cara Rintala.
A Hampshire Superior Court judge rejected the defense’s request for dismissal.
Rintala was charged in the 2010 killing of her wife, Annamarie Cochrane Rintala. The case is the first of its kind between a married same-sex couple in Massachusetts.
The re-trial began today of Cara Rintala, a Granby, Massachusetts woman accused of killing her wife in 2010.
Cara Rintala, a Granby, Massachusetts woman accused of murdering her wife in 2010 was denied bail today at Franklin Superior Court in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Prosecution and defense attorneys summed up their respective cases in the trial of Cara Rintala today in Hampshire Superior Court in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Opening arguments and the first witness testimony were heard Wednesday in the trial of Cara Rintala, a Granby, Massachusetts woman accused of murdering her wife, Annamarie Rintala, in March 2010.
A Northampton, Massachusetts Superior Court judge has spent this week filling jury seats in the murder trial of Cara Rintala, a Granby woman accused of killing her wife in 2010.
Jury selection continued in Hampshire Superior Court in Northampton, Massachusetts Tuesday at the trial of Cara Rintala.
More than a year after her wife was found dead in their basement, 45-year-old Cara Rintala was taken into custody on Wednesday by police in Narragansett, Rhode island. She had been living there for approximately a year. Rintala waved extradition and was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Hampshire Superior Court, where she pled not guilty to one count of first-degree murder.