Meridian man gets 30 years for shooting death
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A former Ada County sheriff's department employee has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the March 2011 killing of his wife's lover in a Meridian drug store parking lot.
Fourth District Judge Michael McLaughlin said Thursday that 43-year-old Robert Hall must spend at least 17 years in prison before he is eligible for parole. Hall was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Meridian attorney Emmett Corrigan.
Prosecutors said Hall shot Corrigan because he believed his wife and Corrigan were having an affair. Investigators said Hall shot Corrigan twice before trying to shoot himself in the head. Hall's attorneys argued Hall has no memory of the shooting.
Hall previously worked as a tech support employee with the sheriff's office.