Gabriel Hall receives court-appointed attorney

POSTED: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 3:22pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

BRAZOS COUNTY -- The 18-year old man accused of killing a former Texas A&M professor and critically injuring his wife in their Southwest College Station home last month went before a judge this morning to determine if he could pay for an attorney.

Fox 28's Lauren Holman was in the court room today and reports from the hearing.

It's been almost two weeks since Gabriel Hall was arrested for shooting, stabbing and killing Edwin Sharr Junior in his garage and today, Hall was in court.

"Raise your right hand Mr. Hall, let me swear you in," said Judge Travis Bryan III.

Hall, a senior at A&M Consolidated, showed no emotion during the hearing where he asked Judge Travis Bryan III for a court-appointed attorney.

"Well we filed a motion to have the court appoint Gabriel a lawyer because he could not afford to hire a lawyer," said Hall's attorney, Billy Carter.

Judge Bryan asked Hall, "Do you know anyone that can or would be willing to loan you money to hire a lawyer? 

Hall replied, "No sir."

Judge Bryan then asked, "Will your family help you out to hire a lawyer?"

Pausing, Hall said, "No sir."

Judge Bryan then appointed Billy Carter to be Hall's lawyer and Carter said he's looking forward to representing him.

"Gabriel is 18 years-old, a senior in high school at the time this happened, a brilliant student so I'm anxious to at least find out what's going on with Gabriel Hall and why he's now being accused of a capitol murder," said Carter.

Carter says he plans to have Gabriel's mental state evaluated.

Hall will remain in the Brazos County Jail until his trial begins since bail was denied.

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