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BOISE -- After more than seven hours of deliberation, an Ada County jury has found Rob Hall guilty of second-degree murder in the 2011 killing of Emmett Corrigan.

Hall was found not guilty of first-degree murder. Watch the video here.

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 to reach the conclusion. Prosecutors felt justice was served by this verdict.

It was very important to our office that Mr. Hall be found guilty of murder and not manslaughter. We felt strongly that that's what this case was, and we look forward to the court sentencing him as a murderer when that day comes, said prosecuting attorney Jason Spillman.

Hall's murder trial lasted more than two weeks.

The 43-year-old from Meridian shot and killed 30-year-old attorney Emmett Corrigan in the parking lot of a Meridian Walgreen's drug store in March of 2011.

Emmett Corrigan

Police say Hall became angry after learning his wife had met with Corrigan at the store, and then drove to the Walgreens to meet both Corrigan and his wife.

Police say that's when he subsequently shot and killed Corrigan after the two had an argument.

Hall is a former Ada County Sheriff's Office employee who worked in tech support.

Corrigan was employed as an attorney at the same law office Kandi Hall worked as a legal secretary.

Hall's trial included graphic testimony from dozens of witnesses -- including Kandi Hall -- who detailed her secret affair with Emmett Corrigan.

Kandi Hall

A major turning point in the trial came when Hall's defense attorney claimed his client had shot Corrigan in self defense. Ballistics evidence appeared to partially back up those charges.

However, state prosecutors made an equally damning case against Hall, claiming evidence showed Hall was prepared to shoot and kill Corrigan when the two met at the Walgreens parking lot.

Kandi Hall was not present for Thursday's guilty verdict.

After the verdict was read, Rob Hall put his head in his hands -- a rare show of emotion.

The jury also found Hall guilty of using a firearm in the murder, which can increase his sentence by up to 15 years..

The crime of second-degree murder carries a sentence of 10 years to life in prison.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 13.

The family of Emmett Corrigan sent us this statement after Thursday's verdict.

We have had time to reflect on today s decision and for now we all feel comfortable with this. It s been a very long and emotional year for my family and myself. As you know my brother was murdered, and today the man that took my brother s life was found guilty by a jury of his peers! Maybe justice was served today; however, the injustice which this man committed will never be righted! R.I.P. little brother, I love you man! Jason Blackwell, Corrigan s step-brother

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