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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 22, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Patrick T. McNally and Paul J. Bruno, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, William Eugene Hall.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, William E. Young, Solicitor General, and James E. Gaylord, Assistant Attorney General; Dan Alsobrooks, District Attorney General and Robert Wilson, Deputy District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Appellant, William Eugene Hall, was convicted of two counts of felony murder, three counts of first degree burglary, three counts of grand larceny, and one count of petit larceny. The Appellant received the death penalty for one of the murder convictions, a life sentence for the other, and an effective eighty-year sentence for the remaining convictions. The Appellant was unsuccessful in his original direct appeal. State v. Hall, 976 S.W.2d 121 (Tenn. 1998). The Appellant subsequently pursued post-conviction relief. This Court affirmed the trial court’s denial of that relief. William Eugene Hall v. State, No. M2005- 02959-CCA-R3-PD, 2008 WL 2649637 (Tenn. Crim. App., July 7, 2008). The supreme court, however, has granted the Appellant a delayed appeal. This appeal stems from the original and amended motions for new trial, which the trial court denied. Following our review, we affirm.