Judge rules Alisha Hall competent to stand trial for allegedly photographing husband sexually assault infant daughter
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 12:20 PM Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 12:23 PM
Genesee District Judge Christopher Odette ruled today that Alisha Hall is competent to stand trial after hearing testimony from two forensic psychologists.
Hall, 27, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct and possession of child pornography after authorities say she photographed her husband sexually assault their then-infant daughter.
Shields said Hall suffers from intellectual limitations and some trouble processing verbally- and orally-presented language.
Hall could benefit from taking extra breaks during court proceedings and using visible cues, such as pictures, to help her better-process information, Shields said.
Allen Bellamy, a clinical and forensic psychologist who also examined Hall, said he agreed that Hall had minor difficulties.
Bellamy said Hall may have trouble keeping up with the pace of a trial, but he added she was able to comprehend basic legal terminology during his exam.
Hall previously gave birth to the couple’s second child while in custody at the Genesee County Jail.
Doctors ruled previously that Hall’s husband, Daniel Hall, is also competent to stand trial.
Daniel A. Hall, 26, is charged with multiple counts of sexual misconduct after police discovered child pornography, including photos of his then-infant daughter.
Mt. Morris Police Chief Keith Becker said previously that authorities are sorting through 5,000-8,000 images found on Hall’s computer. Some of the images showed Daniel Hall allegedly engaging in sexual acts with his then-six-month-old daughter.
The couple will be back in court for a pre-trial hearing July 24.