Monday, April 30, 2012

Floyd County Jury Recommends Two Life Sentences

  • {Prestonsburg, Kentucky}...After nearly six hours of deliberation Monday, a Floyd County jury recommended two life sentences without parole for Berry Hall after convicting him last week on two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of Lisa and Alan Tackett. Defense attorney Steve Goble says it's a very serious sentence they gave Hall, but they appreciate jurors finding a non-death verdict. Commonwealth's Attorney Brent Turner says he didn't care if it was death or life without parole as long as Hall would never get out again. Alan Tackett's family says they're happy Hall did not receive the death penalty because they just wanted him off the streets. The judge will also sentence Hall on four counts of wanton endangerment.