Both sides rest in the Rob Hall murder trial; closing arguments set for Wednesday
Both the prosecution and defense have rested in the trial of a Meridian man charged with shooting his wife's lover to death in a Meridian drug store parking lot.
Jurors hearing the first-degree murder trial against 42-year-old Robert Hall were sent home late Tuesday morning. Closing arguments are set for 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Ada County Courthouse.
Prosecutors argued that Hall shot attorney Emmett Corrigan in the heart and head on March 2011, during the parking lot confrontation. Hall also suffered a gunshot wound to the head and he told investigators he did not remember what happened.
Hall declined to testify Tuesday.
Hall's wife, Kandi, testified she did not see the shooting. Video cameras at the store did not capture the shooting.
Jurors were sent home for the day Tuesday morning, so attorneys could finalize jury instructions.
Jurors will be allowed to consider lesser offenses like second-degree murder or even manslaughter, if they don't feel there’s sufficient evidence to support a first-degree murder conviction.
If convicted of first-degree murder, Hall could face life in prison, since prosecutors decided against pursuing the death penalty.
(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)