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BOISE -- Rob Hall's case is now in the hands of a jury that will decide whether he is guilty of murder.

The jury of five men and seven women deliberated for about five hours today. The adjourned at 4:30 p.m. and will take up deliberations again at 9 a.m. Thursday.

We've been following this case since the beginning when Emmett Corrigan was killed in a Walgreens parking lot in March 2011. Very soon we'll know whether a jury thinks Rob Hall killed him, and if it's considered murder.

Juries are very unpredictable, so we don't know.

It's a case where an exact 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.

But 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.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, we leave this very important decision in your very capable hands. We'll await your verdict, said Fourth District Court Judge Michael McLaughlin.

Again, the jury will resume its deliberations Thursday morning. NewsChannel 7 will be there to bring you the verdict when it is read aloud.






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