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Bail Denied for Cara Rintala While Awaiting Retrial

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — A judge has denied bail for a woman accused of killing her wife while she waits for a new trial.

After weeks of testimony and countless pieces of evidence, a jury couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict in the case of Cara Rintala and a mistrial was declared March 13.

Rintala is accused of killing her wife, Annamarie Cochrane Rintala, in their Granby home back in 2010.

In Franklin County Superior Court, defense attorney David Hoose argued to have Rintala out on $100,000 bail while she awaited a new trial, a move prosecutors opposed.

Monday afternoon, Judge Mary-Lou Rup ruled that Rintala will stay behind bars.

Prosecutors have indicated they will retry the case, but there’s no word on when a retrial may be scheduled.


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