It appears the case of Laura Reilly, accused of lying to police investigating the disappearance and homicide of Joanne "Jo" Ringer, will not be heard by a jury but, instead, will end with a change of plea before a judge, sometime in September.

The Berkshire Eagle reports Reilly, 43, of Easthampton was indicted by a Berkshire grand jury and arraigned on three counts of misleading a police officer in connection with the Ringer investigation.

Reilly came to the attention of authorities when it was learned she had a relationship with Ringer's husband, Charles "Chad" Reidy, who remains the state's sole suspect in Ringer's death.

But Reidy took his life a little more than one month after Ringer's March 2, 2017, disappearance.

Her remains were discovered in Hatfield a few days short of one year after she failed to show up for her first shift driving for an Easthampton-based taxi company.

Reilly's attorney, Jesse Adams, has maintained all along that his client had nothing to do with Ringer's disappearance.


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