The Campaign For DA

6.30.2010

Crazy Criminal Case

I've been following this story out of Austin for quite some time. This gal's boyfriend kills a girl in his apartment and then decides he needs to remove the body by cutting her up in parts. (Insane.) So he recruits Laura Hall to help him. He was convicted of murder and she was charged with Hindering Apprehension and Tampering With Evidence. (She had nothing to do with the murder.) Her first trial resulted in a 5 year sentence but it was overturned on appeal (which might fall under the category of "be careful what you wish for.") Her retrial started up yesterday. Story here. (Her case on appeal, which contains a comprehensive recitation of the facts of the case, is here.) Edit: Some guy is live tweeting the trial.