Rob Hall found guilty of second-degree murder

Rob Hall found guilty of second-degree murder

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Rob Hall listens in court Wednesday as attorneys made their closing arguments. The case is now in the hands of the jury.

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by KTVB.COM

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Posted on October 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 26 at 1:34 AM

BOISE -- After more than seven hours of deliberation, an Ada County jury has found Defendant Rob Hall guilty of second-degree murder, but not-guilty of first degree murder in a 2011 shooting case.

The decision was reached at approximately 11:37 a.m. Thursday. The verdict was announced just before Noon.

A jury of five men and seven women deliberated for about five hours Wednesday, along with two-and-half hours on Thursday.

We've been following this case since the beginning when Emmett Corrigan was killed in a Walgreens parking lot in March 2011.

Despite the jury's decision, both prosecuting and defense attorneys have admitted the exact shootng scenario is still unknown.

"As much as I'd like to be able to tell you, hey, we can switch on the video and prove it to you, unfortunately we can't," said defense attorney Rob Chastain.

Yet, in closing, prosecutors said enough adds up to make a reasonable conclusion.

"Folks, you didn't see a murder, but the evidence, the circumstances allow you to find beyond a reasonable doubt that one occurred," said prosecuting attorney Jason Spillman.

Prosecutors say Rob Hall went to the parking lot that night with a loaded gun, looked for and waited for Emmett Corrigan -- the man having an affair with his wife, Kandi Hall.

"What was the defendant doing at Walgreens? He was hunting for them. He wasn't just waiting, he was hunting for them," said Spillman.

Defense attorneys say 'not so' -- that if he intended to kill, Hall had easier, less public opportunities.

"He parks right under the light of Walgreens. He's not trying to hide. He's not trying to plan any sort of surreptitious attack or approach. The man's there to talk to his wife and nothing else," said Chastain. "The state has ignored Emmett Corrigan's role in this case. Who was really the aggressor here? Who really put the events into action this night?"

Prosecutors say proof of plan and intent is in Hall's physical actions -- that he's the one who took an unholstered, loaded gun to a confrontation.

"Defendant pulls his gun, executes Emmett Corrigan with two shots, to the chest, to the head," said Spillman.

After 10 days of evidence and testimony and dozens of witnesses, the jury took the case. The jury began deliberation on Wednesday.



 

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