BOISE Kandi Hall will remain in prison after failing Wednesday to convince a judge that she deserved to be released on probation.
Hall pleaded guilty last year to grand theft, after embezzling $32,000 from her former boss, Boise attorney Jared Martens, in 2010. She was initially placed on six months retained jurisdiction and obtained a recommendation from the Idaho Department of Correction to be released on probation.
John Dinger, the deputy Ada County prosecutor handling the case, opposed probation and 4th District Judge Timothy Hansen rejected the Department of Correction and sentenced Hall to serve out the remaining 11 months of the mandatory portion of her sentence. The Idaho Parole Board would then determine whether to release her after that.
"I feel the judge made a good decision," Dinger said.
Hall continues to show no remorse for her crime and deserves to remain in prison, Dinger said.
Defense attorney Tony Geddes wasn't immediately available for comment.
Martens said he was at the Ada County Courthouse on Wednesday morning on another matter when deputies brought Hall down the hall past him.
"She got all teary-eyed when she saw me and walked on past. From the look on her face, it told me it hadn't gone well for her in court," Martens said.
When Hall was sentenced in December, Martens said he doubted Hall would be able to follow the rules of the retained jurisdiction program and would end up serving out her sentence.
"I figured she would screw it up and she did," he said, noting that Hall was written up for several rules violations. "I can't believe she couldn't walk the straight line for six stinking months."
Martens received $15,000 in restitution before Hall was convicted. He said he doesn't expect to see the rest.
"I won't be waiting for a check from her anytime soon," Martens said.
Hall's husband, Rob Hall, is serving a 30-year sentence for second-degree murder in the shooting death of attorney Emmett Corrigan, who Kandi Hall worked for after leaving Martens' employment.
Rob Hall confronted Corrigan in a Walgreens parking lot on March 11, 2011, after finding him with his wife, who was having an affair with her boss. Hall shot Corrigan twice before turning the gun on himself. He missed when he attempted to shoot himself in the head.