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Motion to dismiss Cara Rintala's murder charge denied

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Cara Rintala in Hampshire Superior Court. (CBS 3 file photo) Cara Rintala in Hampshire Superior Court. (CBS 3 file photo)
NORTHAMPTON, MA (WSHM) -

After two previous trials, the motion to dismiss the murder charge against Cara Rintala has been denied.

Rintala was charged with murder in connection with the 2010 death of her wife, Ann Rintala, in Granby.

A status hearing scheduled for Wednesday in Hampshire Superior Court has been canceled. Rintala is now scheduled to appear in court again Oct. 22.

Attorneys for Rintala filed a motion in May to get the murder charge against her dropped, saying that her right to due process will be violated by a third trial.

Prosecutors have said they are planning to go to trial again later this year.

Rintala was released on $150,000 bail back in May. She must comply with the conditions set for bail back on Feb. 11.

They include GPS monitoring, a curfew of 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., reside in Ludlow and surrender her passport. Rintala also has to notify the probation department when she leaves Hampshire or Hampden counties. She is also expected to comply with the Rhode Island Probate and Family Court in regards to visiting with her daughter, according to the clerk's office.

Rintala has gone through two trials, both of them ending with hung juries. Back in February, Rintala's murder trial was declared a mistrial for the second time. The first mistrial happened in March of 2013.

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