Martell Hall ordered held without bail

A judge found probable cause exists to hold Martell Antonio Hall for allegedly fatally stabbing David Thomas Neal.

Police say Hall fatally stabbed the 31-year-old outside of a 7-Eleven in the 3900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., on Sept. 11. According to evidence gathered by the government, a “man in a blue suit,” allegedly Hall, had offered Neal free marijuana outside of the convenience store. After Neal stepped out of store, the two got into a fight where they were “throwing punches” and it led to his death.

Judge Zoe Bush agreed that it was “not a mutually armed fight” and found probable cause to hold Hall without bail.

He is scheduled for a felony status conference in February 2018.


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