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Jury recommends sentence for Berry Hall

The double murder trial against Berry Hall came to a close on Monday as the victims' family and friends waited anxiously to hear how Hall would be sentenced.

Though the prosecution in the case had sought the death penalty from the outset, their first priority was that justice be served and that Hall not walk free, whether that would mean life in prison or the death penalty.

After nearly six hours of deliberation, the jury reached their decision. They recommended Hall receive life in prison without parole for each count of murder.

The Tacketts' family members say they are just glad the whole ordeal is over, and that they are actually happy that Hall didn't receive the death penalty. They, too, just wanted him off the streets.

The recommendation is still pending the judge's approval; the judge will also need to sentence Hall for the counts of wanton endangerment.

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