The case of

Emmett Corrigan

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Victim

Emmett Corrigan

Victim Race
Victim Date of Birth

1970

Victim Age
Date Reported
Date of Death

2011-03-11

Case Status
Incident Location

Walgreens parking lot

Body Location
Date of Conviction

May 2011

Body Discovered Date
Murderer

Kandi Hall

Kandi Hall, Who is Kandi and Rob Hall?

At the time of the incident, Kandi and Rob Hall had been married for 15 years and had two teenage daughters. The Hall family moved to Meridian, Idaho, from California, and Rob worked in IT at the local sheriff’s department. In 2010 Kandi was hired as a paralegal by Emmett Corrigan and worked at his law practice.

Kandi’s co-workers reported that she and Rob had a shaky marriage. They were even stating that he was abusive towards her and that she had been left with bruises in the past. Kandi had been looking at getting a divorce from Rob and even visited a lawyer’s office to enquire on the same day of the incident.

Who was Emmett Corrigan?

Emmett Corrigan was born in August 1980 and studied philosophy at Utah State University. In 2003, Emmett met Ashlee, his future wife. The pair married in March 2004 and had five children together. Emmett was described as being ambitious and driven. He attended law school, passed the bar exam, and set up his own practice in 2010 at the age of thirty. At the time, Ashlee was pregnant with the pair’s fifth child. After passing the bar exam and starting his own practice, Emmett hired 40-year-old Kandi Hall, a mother of two, to work as a paralegal. Unfortunately, according to co-workers from the practice, the already married pair became involved in an affair.

On the evening of March 11, 2011, Emmett went to a local pharmacy, but he never returned.

What happened to Emmett Corrigan?

That same night just a few miles away, Kandi Hall told her husband, Rob Hall, that she was going to run a quick errand. Kandi and Emmett met at Walgreens in Meridian, Idaho, at around 9 pm. Kandi got into Emmett’s truck, and they went to the gas station, where they filled his truck with gas and then went to a nearby subdivision and had sex in the truck.

The pair, blinded by love and lust, thought no one knew about their affair. However, a coincidence would change everything. Kandi Hall’s daughter drove into the parking lot that night and noticed her mother’s car was parked and empty. Thinking this was strange, she called her dad.

Her dad, Rob, began calling his wife to see what was going on; however, after Kandi answered, Emmett, took the phone from her and threatened Rob during the phone conversation. This caused Rob to drive to Walgreens, where he found his wife on her supposed errand.

Surveillance footage from the store shows that Rob parked his truck and entered the store. Inside the store, he roams all the aisles looking for Kandi. When he doesn’t find her, he leaves the store, checks his wife parked car, and then moves his truck so it is parked on the other side of his wife’s car. This move made his door just out of range from the surveillance camera, but the unseen reality was Rob had a gun. It was a caliber pistol with a laser sight and would soon be used to murder.

Seventeen minutes later, Kandi and Emmett returned to the parking lot in Emmett’s truck. They saw Rob but had no idea he was holding a gun and was desperate to get his revenge.

Three gunshots were fired. Emmett was shot in the chest, and the head, and Rob had a grazing bullet wound to the head. According to the medical testimony, although the bullet did not fracture the skull, it caused a traumatic brain injury and a moderate concussion. There are several theories as to how Rob was shot. Rob said Emmett shot him and that he shot back in self-defense, but only Rob’s fingerprints were found on the trigger of the gun. Investigators believe it may have been a failed suicide attempt. At 10 pm on March 11, 2011, police received a frantic 911 call. The call came from Kandi. Help arrived minutes later, but it was too late. Emmett Corrigan was deceased. He had bled out in the arms of his lover Kandi Hall. Rob Hall was arrested at the scene.
Robert Hall Was Convicted of Murder
Before Rob’s trial, evidence on the gun proved that he was the only one who pulled the trigger. As a result, he was initially charged with first-degree murder. However, there was insufficient evidence to convince the jury that the murder was premeditated. In his trial at Idaho Supreme Court, Robert Dean Hall pleaded not guilty to the murder of Emmett Corrigan, claiming he had no memory of what happened.
On October 25, 2012, Robert Hall was convicted of second-degree murder. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison and will be eligible for parole after serving 17 and a half years. Rob is currently incarcerated at Idaho State Correctional Institution in Kuna, Ada County, and will be eligible for parole in 2028.

The arrest of Kandi Hall

Kandi was not charged in connection with Emmett Corrigan’s murder; however, she was arrested in May 2011 for stealing from her former employer. In 2012 she pleaded guilty to grand theft and computer fraud. She was sentenced to 14 years in prison and was eligible for parole after 2. Kandi was then placed on a retained-jurisdiction program and served six months in a prison-based treatment program.

Kandi was released from prison in June 2014 and will remain on probation until 2026. Since her release, Kandi has avoided the spotlight, and little is known about her current whereabouts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where is Emmett’s wife Ashlee now?

A. Since her husband’s murder in 2011, Ashlee has remarried and has given birth to her sixth child. In February 2018, seven years after Emmett’s death, she met her future husband Scott Boyson through a mutual friend, and six months later, the pair were married.

 Q. What happened to Kandi Hall?

A. Kandi was not charged in connection with Emmett Corrigan’s murder; however, she was arrested in May 2011 for stealing from her former employer. In 2012 she pleaded guilty to grand theft and computer fraud. She was sentenced to 14 years in prison and was eligible for parole after 2.

Q. Where is Rob Hall now?

A. In his trial at Idaho Supreme Court, Robert Dean Hall pleaded not guilty to the murder of Emmett Corrigan, claiming he suffered retrograde amnesia and had no memory of what happened. On October 25, 2012, Robert Hall was convicted of second-degree murder. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison and will be eligible for parole after serving 17 and a half years. Rob is currently incarcerated at Idaho State Correctional Institution in Kuna, Ada County, and will be eligible for parole in 2028.

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