“FATAL ATTRACTION KILLER” TRIES FOR PAROLE
On her fourth attempt at parole, Colorado Springs’ notorious “fatal attraction killer” Jennifer Reali pleaded for her freedom, saying she’s a changed woman.
“It makes me mad, very mad, that somehow I could come to a place that I did that,” Reali told the two parole board members who will decide whether to advance her case to the full board.
“That person is dead and gone, and I’m glad. She needed to go.”
In 1990, the then-28-yearold Reali donned camouflage and a ski mask and gunned down Dianne Hood, the wife of Reali’s lover, as the woman left a lupus support group meeting in Colorado Springs.
Reali testified that Bob Hood persuaded her to kill his wife. He claimed Bible verses inspired the plot, saying it was “God’s plan.”
Reali was sentenced to life in prison for the murder. Gov. Bill Ritter commuted her sentence in 2011, making her eligible for parole.
Two years ago, she was accepted into the Intensive Supervision Parole Inmate program which allows her to live in a Denver apartment and hold a job.