Wal Mart Shooting Suspects Return to Court Feb. 2

After unsuccessfully seeking a reduction in her bond, Karli Hill, the driver of the car used to drive the shooter away from Wal Mart, (Police said,) will return to court on Feb. 2, the same day as her partner in the crime (Police said) Donte Kamar Hall.

According to documents at Danbury Superior Court, Donte Hall, the person who shot five bullets at two men in front of Wal Mart before Christmas, will next appear in court on Feb. 2.

The Arraignment Report and Affidavit, which is filed for an arrest that happens too quickly for a warrant, said Hall, 31, of Park Avenue, was driven to Wal Mart by Karli Hill, 21, of New Milford, who dropped Hall off in front of the store, and circled the lot before picking him up after the shooting and driving away.

One witness, John King, whose car was hit by three bullets, said he saw three men arguing in front of him near the Wal Mart entrace at 67 Newtown Road. King told Danbury Police he saw one man, "bald, wearing dress pants and a white shirt and a black jacket" pull out a large revolver and fire five shots. The two men he was shooting at walked away. King noted the license number of the car that drove up and picked up the shooter. He saw Hill, and told police she had a pony tail.

Police tracked that car to 101 Park Ave., where they later found Donte Hall and Karli Hill. The main witness identified them there. "Both Hill and Hall were taken to headquarters for processing. Donte Hall has an extensive criminal history in California, Florida and Georgia he is a convicted felon and is currently on parole.

Karli Hill is a completely different story. Her court file includes a letter from the Danbury War Memorial Association asking for leniency because of all the volunteer hours of work Hill has done at the Danbury War Memorial. Her employer, Right At Home, also wrote a letter of recommendation saying her work with a home bound client won her praise and thanks. A school counselor for New Milford Adult Education also sent the court a letter praising Hill, saying she was an outstanding student in the certified nurse assistant program. A fourth letter written on her behalf came from Geron Nursing, where she worked for a year.

Following the Dec. 22 attack at Wal Mart, Hill was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree assault and conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment.

When Hill's attorney Jennifer Tunnard, asked that Hill's bond be lowered in Danbury Superior Court Wednesday, the court rejected that idea.

The entire shooting event was captured on Wal Mart's video tape. "The video shows Hall getting dropped off in front of "WalMart". The vehicle circles around after Hall shoots, he is then picked up by the vehicle and they flee the scene."

A victim of the shooting walked into Danbury Hospital's emergency room.

Hall is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peace, illegal discharge of a firearm, criminal use of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle.

Both Hall and Hill are scheduled to reappear in Danbury Superior Court on Feb. 2.


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