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Vincent Hall Testifies in the Blockbuster Trial

Posted August 4, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Many people said it wasn't what Vincent Hall said, but the way he said it. Hall appeared very calm, well coached and collected on the stand Monday. Jurors deliberated for about 2 hours and the judge sent them home for the night about 5 p.m. Deliberations will begin Tuesday about 9:30 a.m.

Hall chose his words carefully, stayed calm, and denied all of the allegations against him. He did the same thing in an interview with WRAL's Amanda Lamb shortly after his arrest.

That interview was used as defense evidence.

In closing arguments, who said what during the trial was the great debate. The defense said Catherine Harold, Kier Lohbeck's co-worker and witness to his shooting death, didn't get her story straight until it was too late.

The defense scoffed at convicted felons who implicated Hall, the prosecution said all its witnesses together made the case.

At the end of the day Monday, the jurors asked several questions. They wanted to see transcripts of statements made by some of the witnesses who testified during the trial. They also wanted to see some exhibits, like an aerial photograph of the crime scene.