Annamarie Cochrane Rintala

[Body Bags] Layers of Evidence: Paint, Blood, and a Courtroom Drama

In a chilling twist of events, Annamarie Cochrane Rintala is found dead, her stiff body soaked in both paint and blood.

The spouse, Cara Rintala, finds herself in a situation that marks a legal first in Massachusetts—a woman charged with the murder of her wife. Joseph Scott Morgan and Dave Mack delve into the perplexing nature of the evidence, from the viscosity of paint and blood to the subtleties of rigor mortis. Morgan discusses the troubling aspects of multiple trials and the contentious role of so-called experts in courtroom drama.

The hosts also scrutinize the telltale signs of asphyxial death and the importance of scientific validation in legal cases.

[Feature Photo: Annamarie Cochrane Rintala/Handout]