Pre-trial hearings in the murder case of Cara Rintala will remain open to the public. Attorney David Hoose had asked the judge to close the hearings, saying publicity would ruin his client's right to a fair trial. Judge Mary Lou Rup disagreed, adding that news stories so far have been fair and factual. The hearings will consider which pieces of evidence will be allowed at the murder trial. Rintala is accused of killing her wife AnnaMarie in their Granby home in March 2010. She is believed to be the first woman ever in Massachusetts accused of murdering her lawfully wedded wife.