Convicted Springs killer released to halfway house

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. A woman convicted of killing her lover's wife in Colorado Springs in 1990 is now in a Lakewood halfway house after being released from prison.

The Gazette reported Wednesday that 52-year-old Jennifer Reali was transferred there this week because of her behavior and the amount of time she's served for killing Dianne Hood.

Reali was convicted of killing the mother of three outside a community center dressed in fatigues and wearing a ski mask.

She was sentenced to life in prison but her sentence was commuted by former Gov. Bill Ritter in 2011, making her eligible for parole sooner. Her parole was denied later that year mostly because of opposition from Hood's family.

Hood's husband was convicted of second-degree murder and conspiracy and is serving a 37-year prison sentence.