Judge denies Rob Hall's appeal for new trial

Judge denies Rob Hall's appeal for new trial

Judge denies Rob Hall's appeal for new trial

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by KTVB

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Posted on November 30, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 2:33 AM

BOISE -- A judge has denied a motion for a new trial in the case of a Meridian man convicted of shooting his wife's lover in March 2011.

Fourth District Judge Michael McLaughlin spoke at length about the decision saying that there wasn't physical evidence of an altercation.

McLaughlin said there were two fundamental facts -- the two shots suffered by the victim were both fatal, and that the only DNA on the trigger was from Rob Hall.

The judge also said he did not find there was insignificant evidence and did not find that the jurors acted irrationally.

Hall was convicted last month in the March 2011 shooting death of Emmett Corrigan in a Meridian Walgreens parking lot.

His sentencing is set for Jan. 3.

Meanwhile, the woman who prosecutors say is the only witness to that murder was set to be sentenced today in an unrelated case.

Kandi Hall, Rob Hall's wife, pleaded guilty in April to grand theft as part of a plea agreement.

Her sentencing was delayed earlier this year because she never got a court-ordered state licensed mental health evaluation.

A judge agreed today to postpone her sentencing hearing one more time. The new date is Dec. 12.

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