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Portola man sentenced to 12 years in prison

Hall-sentenceDan McDonald
Managing Editor

David Scott Hall, 41, of Portola, was sentenced last week to more than 12 years in prison for felony domestic violence convictions.

Hall, who was convicted by a jury following a four-day trial that ended May 23, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Janet Hilde on Thursday, June 26.
In addition to 12 years and four months in state prison, Hall was ordered to stay away from his victims for 10 years.

“I was very pleased with Judge Hilde’s decision to sentence the defendant to the maximum sentence allowed by law,” District Attorney David Hollister said. “The defendant’s assaults were brutal and violent, leaving the victims with substantial physical and emotional injuries.”

Hall’s sentence stemmed from two separate domestic violence incidents with different victims.

Jurors heard testimony from 11 witnesses, including one of the victims.

The jury found Hall guilty of two counts of domestic violence, one count of false imprisonment and one count of child abuse — all felonies.

The jury also found Hall inflicted great bodily injury during one of the acts of violence. He previously served prison time for a child abuse conviction.

Hall was on trial for incidents that occurred in March 2013 and July 2012.

He was arrested March 1, 2013, after Plumas County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrea Murana responded to the emergency room because of injuries suffered by Hall’s girlfriend.

The victim reportedly had such extensive facial injuries that she was unrecognizable. An examination revealed a broken bone in her neck as well as facial swelling, a cut over her eye, bite marks on her shoulder and chest, and extensive bruising all over her body.

Hall was also on trial for an assault on a different former girlfriend and her children that happened July 6, 2012.

In that case, Hall shoved his girlfriend into a bathtub, knocking her unconscious, and choked her 11-year-old daughter to the point of unconsciousness.

The adult victim in the 2012 case was flown in from Pennsylvania to testify. The most recent victim refused to testify.

Hope you enjoy the next 12 years mr Hall.
You know he can't hear you. He's a local and he certainly could not bond out. No excuse for what he did, but it's nice to see folks kicking a man while he's down. Make you feel righteous? Wonder if you call yourself a christian.
Very righteous, no not Christian at all. Hope you can hear this, oh wait its writing. Hope you read this. Kick a man while he is down, just like he did when he pushed his girlfriend in the tub and strangled her daughter. Kudos, back this very polite man up. In fact invite him for dinner in 12 years. I'm sure he will have some stories to tell you.
push him in a cell and announce LOUDLY the nature of his crime-then....let justice really be served and ps.i am a Christian who doesn't condone CRIMINAL behavior-
Kicking a man while he is down? Makes me wonder how low you are?
What that guy did to his girlfriends is much, much worse than what people are saying about him here, and I don't consider having an opinion on his behavior and expressing it "kicking a man when he is down". He got the natural consequences for his behavior, and the sad thing is, he will probably find another woman to abuse when he gets out.




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