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Friend reacts to Jennifer Reali's transfer to halfway house

Reali reaction

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Colorado Springs woman, who's been called the "fatal attraction killer," Jennifer Reali, has a new address.

She's been transferred out of prison to a halfway house in Lakewood, Colorado. 

"She had planned this out. The fact you have somebody capable of doing that, and following through with it?" said Darla Blue, Dianne Hood's friend. "To me, whether you're on good behavior or not, it tells me the kind of person you are. "

Blue is reliving the horror of her friend's death all over again.

She admits she was shocked to learn Dianne's killer had moved to a halfway house.

"The feeling I had when we went through it resurfaced," she said.

Jennifer Reali's trial captivated the nation in the 1990s.

It was the subject of a documentary published by Discovery Investigates.

Reali had an affair with Brian Hood, and killed his wife as she was leaving a lupus support group meeting.

Reali was convicted and was sentenced to life in prison.

That sentence was commuted by Gov. Bill Ritter in 2012, but parole was denied.

For now, Darla hopes the focus is on Dianne.

"Dianne walked with the Lord, she's in a better place. Her children went through some hard times with this and she'd be more worried about what they think about in this whole process," she said.

The Department of Corrections and the halfway house both confirmed Reali's transfer.

Spokespersons for both facilities say the transfer was not uncommon.

A board approved it based on Reali's record while in prison.

Requests for an interview with Reali were declined.

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