Kandi Hall, who Ada County prosecutors say is the only person who saw her husband shoot and kill her boss last spring, wont find out until August whether she will do any prison time for stealing more than $1,000 from a different employer in 2010.
Hall, 40, pleaded guilty in April to a charge of grand theft as part of a plea agreement with Ada County prosecutors, who dropped charges of offering a forged document and fraud by computer.
Hall was supposed to be sentenced Friday but 4th District Judge Timothy Hansen decided that Hall, who has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, should get a more thorough mental health evaluation. Prosecutors and Halls attorney agreed. A new sentencing hearing is set for Aug. 3.
Grand theft is punishable by up to 14 years in prison; the plea agreement did not include a deal on a recommended sentence.
Hall is the witness in the murder of attorney Emmett Corrigan, killed in March 2011. Her husband, Robert Dean Hall, is accused of first-degree murder in Corrigans death in a Walgreens parking lot in Meridian.
A jury trial for Robert Dean Hall was set to begin Aug. 8 but that has been delayed since the prosecutor working on the case, deputy Idaho attorney general Melissa Moody, was recently appointed to be a 4th District Judge by Idaho Gov. Butch Otter.
Kandi Hall worked for Corrigan, but the victim in the grand theft case is Jared Martens, a Boise attorney who employed her previously.
Hall is accused of embezzling about $32,000 in payments from Martens clients between March and November 2010, putting money into her PayPal account and then transferring it to a debit card and another account, both in her name, according to court records.
In April, Hall admitted to stealing more than $1,000 from Martens. Defense attorney John Sutton said he was still trying to figure out how much his client would have to repay Martens.
It is unclear how the resolution of the grand theft case will affect her husbands case. There was no mention Friday about whether Kandi Hall would testify in that case.
Police say Robert Hall shot and killed Corrigan in front of Kandi Hall because he suspected they were having an affair, according to court records.
Robert Hall surprised the officials involved when he posted $1 million bond late March. Prosecutors with the Idaho attorney generals office, who are handling the case for Ada County, had not asked for any conditions on the bond.
So Hall moved back to suburban Meridian, where his wife and family live until an order was issued days later banning contact between the couple.
After prosecutors said he violated the no-contact order 18 times, bond was revoked and Robert Hall was put back in jail in September.
Moody said in court earlier this spring there is evidence that the relationship between the Halls was in turmoil when Corrigan was shot.
Corrigan and Kandi Hall met with a public defender hours before the shooting so she could ask about getting a protection order against her husband and filing for divorce, Moody said.
Patrick Orr: 377-6219