Boston Magazine Profiles Rintala Case

Kilian Melloy READ TIME: 1 MIN.

In 2010, prosecutors accused Cara Rintala, of Northampton, of strangling and beating her wife, Annamarie Cochrane Rintalan. It was the first time in the state's history that a woman had been accused of murdering her lawfully wedded wife

The women, both paramedics, had been married for two years and were raising a child.

They had filed divorce papers and restraining orders against each other but withdrawn them.

In March of this year, jurors failed to either acquit or convict Cara Rintala for the murder of her wife and the Hampshire Superior Court jury declared a mistrial.

In this month's "Boston Magazine," writer Joe McGinniss details the lives of the women and the trial. His article "Reasonable Doubt" gets to the weakness of the prosecution's case that left the jury uncertain about the guilt of Cara Rintala.

by Kilian Melloy , EDGE Staff Reporter

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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