Around 8 a.m. on March 29, 2010, Annamarie Cochrane Rintala punched out of her overnight shift as a paramedic in Springfield. That evening, police found her wife, Cara Lee Rintala, cradling Annamarie’s lifeless body in the basement of the Granby home they shared with their 2-year-old daughter, Brianna. In October, Cara Rintala was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Annamarie, making it the first gay marriage murder case in Massachusetts.
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