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Prosecution rests in murder trial

The prosecution rests in the trial of a man accused of gunning down two people. Berry Hall's attorneys are now preparing to defend their client, but they will have to wait until next week to begin. The Commonwealth wrapped up its case with more testimony and forensic evidence.

On Tuesday prosecutors played dramatic 911 tapes from the day Berry Hall allegedly shot and killed his niece Lisa Tackett and her husband Alan in front of their four small children. Wednesday, their focus was on forensics. The Commonwealth's Attorney says the forensic evidence shows that Hall was shooting to kill. Experts testified there was gunshot residue on Hall's hands the day of the shooting. Medical examiners testified that the Tacketts both died as a direct result of their gunshot wounds. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

The trial will not continue until Monday due to scheduling conflicts with the judge.

Filed under: Floyd Co. | Shootings | Violent crimes | Court cases


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