- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - The trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with running down and killing another woman authorities say she thought was a romantic rival has been delayed.

The Republican (https://bit.ly/1eaVeKT ) reports that 42-year-old Ana Mercedes Franceschi’s trial in Hampden Superior Court had been scheduled to start July 27, but was postponed when she got a new lawyer last week. Her previous lawyer withdrew from the case for personal reasons.

Police say Franceschi used her vehicle to strike and kill 32-year-old Yasmin Marin in February 2013 in Springfield. She faces murder and other charges.

Police say Franceschi had accused Marin of stealing her boyfriend and causing their breakup. The boyfriend said he had no romantic relationship with Marin.

Franceschi remains jailed after pleading not guilty.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, https://www.masslive.com/news/


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