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Melanie Kuula appeared in Barron County Court on Feb. 10 for a final pretrial hearing. Kuula is accused of stabbing and killing her boyfriend in 2019. The weeklong trial resulted in her acquittal of second-degree intentional homicide charges. Melanie Kuula appeared in Barron County Court on Wednesday for a final pretrial hearing. Kuula is accused of stabbing and killing her boyfriend in 2019. The weeklong trial began Monday.

BARRON — The trial for a Birchwood woman accused in the stabbing death of her boyfriend in August 2019 began Monday with jury selection, opening statements and the prosecution presenting its case.

Melanie R. Kuula, 45, is charged with the second-degree intentional homicide of Brett Bents in Barron County Court, which carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and 20 years of extended supervision.

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