- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) - A new trial has been set for a Chippewa Falls woman accused of trying to kill the wife of a man with whom she’d had an affair.

The Portage Daily Register (http://bit.ly/23YyWlE ) reports a judge on Tuesday set 46-year-old Stephanie McMillen’s new trial for the week of Aug. 15. McMillen’s earlier trial for attempted first-degree intentional homicide was halted by a mistrial in the middle of jury deliberation.

The judge also ruled that the jury would come from outside Columbia County due to publicity generated by the first trial.

Prosecutors say McMillen drove to the home of Kimberly Tennier and, while wearing a disguise, asked her to help look for a lost cat. A criminal complaint says McMillen tried to lure Tennier to a pond on the property, but Tennier got suspicious and returned to her house.

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Information from: Portage Daily Register, http://www.portagedailyregister.com

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