Convicted Colorado Springs killer denied parole

Jennifer Reali was convicted of killing her lover's wife in Colorado Springs in 1990. The 53-year-old, whose parole was denied Tuesday, is serving a sentence through the Intensive Supervision Parole Inmate program and is living in her own apartment in the Denver area.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. | The Colorado Board of Parole has denied a convicted murderer’s request to be released.

Jennifer Reali was convicted of killing her lover’s wife in Colorado Springs in 1990. The 53-year-old, whose parole was denied Tuesday, is serving a sentence through the Intensive Supervision Parole Inmate program and is living in her own apartment in the Denver area.

The program targets low-risk inmates who are considered safe to manage in the community before their actual parole.

The Gazette reports (http://goo.gl/RsMN4U ) Reali was 28 when she shot and killed Dianne Hood, the mother of three and wife of Reali’s lover, Brian Hood, outside a lupus support meeting.

Reali’s life sentence was commuted by Gov. Bill Ritter in 2011, making her eligible for parole. In October 2014, she asked to be released because she had pancreatic cancer and was denied.

Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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