“FA­TAL AT­TRAC­TION KILLER” TRIES FOR PA­ROLE

The Denver Post - - NEWS | DENVER & THE WEST - — Kaitlin Durbin, The Gazette

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.

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