Emmett Corrigan’s killer, Robert Hall, posts $1,000,000 bond.

Robert Hall Accused of Murdering Emmett CorriganAn interesting turn of events has occurred in the case where Emmett Corrigan, a criminal defense attorney in Boise Idaho, was murdered. Robert Hall, the man accused of shooting Emmett Corrigan in the head and chest, was released yesterday on a $1,000,000 bond. In order to be released on a $1,000,000 bond, you would have to post 10% of the bond to a bonding company. That would result in a $100,000 bond owed to the bondsman. Mr. Hall, who is currently being represented at state expense by the public defender, was released on a 1 million dollar bond? That was completely unexpected. Probably unexpected by the magistrate judge, the prosecutor, and the public defender as well. What will Mr. Hall do next? Is he going to face the music, or run?

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    • Marty,
      Absolutely, as a criminal defense attorney, Emmett Corrigan would certainly have argued that the court grant his client bail. In fact, everybody accused of a crime is entitled to bail, save those who face the death penalty. It appears at this time that the state is not seeking the death penalty, and so Mr. Hall was entitled to bail. Typically, having the bail set at $1,000,000 is considered a loss to the defense. It essentially means that the judge is effectively holding them without bail. That’s what made this event so unusual. Mr. Hall was actually able to successfully post the high bond.
      In other words, I did not post this as a critique of the public defender for asking for bond, or as a critique of the judge for setting bond. It caught my eye because of how unusual it was for someone to bail out on such a high bond.

      • It is unusual only because Mr. Hall’s bondsman only required his family to bring in 2% of the $100,000.00.

        Otherwise, there really is no argument as to whether the deceased attorney would have done the same for his client. It is an attorney’s job to ask for bail even if the defendant does not want released on bail.

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