NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - The second murder trial for Cara Rintala will likely happen by this coming winter.
Rintala herself was not in court for a hearing held Thursday morning to determine the timetable for the case. The Granby resident is accused of strangling her wife, Annamarie Cochrane Rintala back in 2010. During her first trial in April, a Northampton jury could not come to a unanimous verdict and a mistrial was declared.
She has remained in jail as she awaits the new trial.
The judge in the case said that they want to have the trial done before January, and that it is looking like a trial could begin in November.
Play the video to hear from Assistant District Attorney Stephen Gagne regarding the case.
There will be another hearing on August 22 to see where Rintala and her attorney stand with respect to a trial date.