Motion for new trial in Rob Hall's murder case denied
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho 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 said there was "substantial evidence of second-degree murder" against Robert Hall in the death of Emmett Corrigan.
Hall's attorneys argued Corrigan was shot when a gun fell out of Hall's pocket as the two men struggled. They also say no one witnessed the shooting, so a jury couldn't find Hall guilty.
The Idaho Statesman reports McLaughlin said there was no evidence of a physical struggle, Hall's DNA was on the gun's trigger and there was gunshot residue on his hands. McLaughlin also noted Corrigan was struck in the heart and the head with what "appear to be very well-aimed shots."
Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com