Criminal Justice

Released on $1M Bond, Suspect in Lawyer Murder Briefly Returns to Home He Shares with Sole Witness


The suspect in what authorities describe as a murder of an Idaho lawyer over “domestic issues” apparently related to his assistant, has pleaded not guilty and will not face the death penalty, KBOI reports.

After being charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Emmett Corrigan, suspect Robert Hall caught prosecutors and his own attorney off-guard by posting $1 million bond. No special bond conditions had been set and he hence was able to return to the Meridian home, near Boise, that he shares with his wife, who is the only witness in the case, reports News Channel 7.

However, a protective order was subsequently entered prohibiting Hall from having contact with Kandi Hall. And, although she has requested that it be lifted, so he can return home, this has not occurred, according to the KBOI article.

Corrigan had recently helped Kandi Hall file for divorce. She worked as his assistant and Robert Hall reportedly believed that she and Corrigan were having an affair.

Corrigan, 30, had started a criminal defense practice in Boise last fall.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Idaho Lawyer Gunned Down After Filing Client’s Divorce”

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