The first degree murder trial for Robert Dean Hall the man accused of shooting and killing his wifes boss in a Walgreens parking lot in 2011 has been pushed back to fall.
Halls trial 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.
Halls murder trial is set to begin Oct. 9. Testimony in the trial is expected to last for at least three weeks.
Meridian police and prosecutors say Robert Dean Halls wife, Kandi Hall, is the only witness to the fatal shooting of Emmett Corrigan on March 11, 2001.
Police say Robert Hall shot and killed Corrigan in front of Kandi Hall that night because he suspected they were having an affair, according to court records.
Robert Hall surprised the law enforcement officials when he posted $1 million bond and was released from the Ada County Jail in late March 2011.
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.
Hall was placed back in jail in September 2011 after prosecutors said he violated the no-contact order 18 times. He remains there while he waits for a jury trial to begin.
Moody said in earlier court hearings there was 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.
Kandi Hall has legal troubles of her own.
Kandi Hall wont find out until August whether she will do any prison time for stealing more than $1,000 from a different employer (not Corrigan) in 2010.
The victim in Halls grand theft case is Jared Martens, a Boise attorney who employed Hall before she worked for Corrigan.
Kandi 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.
Hall pleaded guilty to a charge of grand theft in April and admitted to stealing more than $1,000 from Martens.
Hall was supposed to be sentenced in June 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; her plea agreement with prosecutors did not include a deal on a recommended sentence.