Mass. woman accused of killing wife denied bail
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has denied bail for a woman awaiting retrial in the 2010 strangulation and beating death of her wife.
Prosecutors 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.
Defense attorney David Hoose said the mistrial showed the weakness of the prosecution’s evidence.
Hoose, tells the Daily Hampshire Gazette (http://bit.ly/10ofhvE) he is disappointed. A single justice denied the petition without a hearing.
Pasquale Martin, the uncle of Annamarie Rintala told the newspaper the ruling is “a good day” for her family.
A July 11 hearing has been set to determine when the case can be retried.
Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), http://www.gazettenet.com