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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.


Anonymous said...

Bad, bad juju. Miss Hall seems to be lacking a moral compass. Young lady should have stuck with original sentence. May not like the new outcome.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

I am still trying to read and understand the article. You'd think the Statesman could have a reporter who could write and not ramble! That story is all over the place.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it'd be funny if she got 10 years the second time around!

Anonymous said...

if i had a body to remove i would probably cut it up too. i dont see whats so insane about that

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of an old saying from a bumper sticker (I think):

"Friends help you move. Good friends help you move bodies."