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DOUBLE LIFE SENTENCE FOR KILLER WHO GUNNED DOWN MILTON DRUG DEALERS
Defendant Also Suspect in New York Murder
Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. announced a guilty verdict in the double murder trial of 28-year old Alan Hall of Buffalo, New York. Jurors convicted Hall late Friday of multiple charges including malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Hall was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus 5 years for the murders of two Milton men.
On October 29, 2007, Hall traveled to Atlanta from New York to visit his uncle and to purchase cocaine. The uncle agreed to introduce Hall to cocaine dealers in Milton. During the drug deal, without provocation, the defendant pointed a nine millimeter gun at one of the dealers, 29-year old Justin Stewart, and then shot him at point blank range. When the other victim, Terrell Jennings, 31, tried to rush the defendant and take the gun away from him, Jennings was shot in the head. Both men died from their injuries. After the shootings, Hall stole a kilo of cocaine and ordered his uncle to drive away. The uncle, who testified he had no idea his nephew was planning to rob and kill the victims, immediately called 911 and alerted police.
Hall was later captured by U.S. Marshals at his home in Buffalo, New York where he had recently been released from prison on a robbery charge just three months prior to the murders. He is also a suspect in an unsolved murder case in New York as well.
Superior Court Constance Russell presided over the case. It was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Lance Cross with assistance from ADA Michael Bernard and Felipe Brown of the DA’s Investigations Unit. GBI Agent Brian Johnston led the initial investigation.