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Jury convicts ex-cop; Hall sentenced to 20 years

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ELLIS COUNTY - An Ellis County jury sentenced a former police officer to  20 years in prison, a maximum sentence, and a $10,000 fine Friday, Dec. 16.

Bobby Joe Hall, 56, of Burleson, was convicted of indecency with a child, a second degree felony, by the same jury Thursday, Dec. 15.

Hall was a former police officer with various agencies around the state of Texas and in Oklahoma. During the trial, the jury heard evidence that Hall engaged in sexual conduct with his victim, provided the child with illegal drugs and prostituted the child for drugs. 

During the punishment phase of the trial Hall’s defense counsel submitted Hall’s medical records to the jury, and asked for lenience because of his poor health.  

According to a news release issued by the county, Assistant County & District Attorney Rickey Sipes told the jury, “If Hall dies in prison because of his actions, so be it,” in response to Hall’s  defense council poor health excuse.

“Once again a jury has sent a strong message that these kinds of crimes will not be tolerated in Ellis County,” said County and District Attorney Patrick Wilson.

“We extend our thanks to the jury for their work, and for protecting our children.”

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bobs ex 08/24/2012 20:56:37
It took 30 years for justice to be done. Rot in hell bjh. I pray bjhj doesn't suffer from those genes.
N/A 03/14/2013 09:22:46
AMEN, this is a bad man and Im sure has done these acts to multiple women throughout his career as a cop, so Im told, and instead of the police agencies firing him they would release him to another department for trading sex for getting out of tickets. Hes a sick man and I hope he gets what he deserves in prison.
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