Edwin R. Hall had Record at Age 15, Suspect in Kelsey Smith Murder threatening his sister at knifepoint
Edwin R. Hall, the 26 year old who individual who is charged in the murder and strangulation of Kelsey Smith, had a criminal record at the age of 15. Why does this not surprise any one of us? Edwin R. Hall “pleaded no contest as a 15-year-old to threatening his sister at knifepoint“, according to court records.
A man accused of kidnapping and killing a suburban Kansas City teenager pleaded no contest as a 15-year-old to threatening his sister at knifepoint, according to court records.
A judge ordered Hall removed from his home after he entered the plea to aggravated assault in May 1996, and he was placed in state custody, the court records state. A second charge of making a criminal threat was dismissed.
Hall’s parents, Carol and Don Hall, of Emporia, didn’t immediately return a call Friday. One of their daughters, Sheila Garza, answered the door at the parents’ home and said the family would not comment except to say: “We are devastated for Kelsey’s family and their loss.”
Court records indicate Garza was not the daughter Edwin Hall threatened.
Carol Hall told The Emporia Gazette for Friday’s editions that the couple adopted Edwin Hall when he was 7 and knew he had problems associated with his early childhood.