Decatur County Man Sentenced to 100 Years for Home Invasion

By: Eyewitness News
By: Eyewitness News

A Decatur County man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison.

Eric Hall forced his way into an elderly couple's home and attacked them last year. He pleaded guilty to all seven of his charges on May 7th. Hall broke into the home of Mary Jean and Paul Harrell.

The woman suffered a broken hip and her husband went into a deeper state of dementia as a result of the attack.


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  • by MD Location: Bainbridge on May 8, 2012 at 10:35 AM
    I love this Judge. It is called a precedent. It sets an example that can be a deterent to others who are looking at the elderly as an easy target. Also, he is one hell of a Judge in Child Support cases.
  • by Normal logical person(not from georgia..thank god) Location: Tallahassee on May 8, 2012 at 05:57 AM
    No on was killed,he's just a kid who made a mistake. really.....he deserves 100 years??? for not killing anyone? Im glad this judge is just in Georgia, what a scary illogical person to have so much power...
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      by Rene on May 8, 2012 at 09:58 AM in reply to Normal logical person(not from georgia..thank god)
      For something like, I'd gladly call on Rev. Al and Rev. Jesse. You bet your hind part I would. This is way over the top and you all know it.
  • by just do it on May 8, 2012 at 04:47 AM
    We need more judges like this one.
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      by anonymous on May 8, 2012 at 06:07 AM in reply to just do it
      agree. The 1st time, every time. Then they won't be out there committing the same and worse crimes.
  • by BUBBA Location: PERRY, FL on May 7, 2012 at 07:34 PM
    GOOD JOB. GEORGIA DONT PLAY! WISH FLORIDA COURTS AND LEGISLATURE WOULD FOLLOW YOUR LEAD. GOOD JOB COPS AND JUDGE. THIS GUY CAN ONLY STEAL FROM HIS BUNKMATE NOW.
  • by A century .....really. on May 7, 2012 at 07:00 PM
    This is a wired story Inthe same world as a guy who kills over 70 people and gets 20 years, a guy gets a century for this? Waist the judges Unt or what? This feels like Georgia politics a bit, or is it just me?
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      by GV on May 8, 2012 at 04:55 AM in reply to A century .....really.
      That's good,idiot.Lucky the punk didn't get shot and killed.It's the judge who gave someone 20 years for killing 70 people that should be looked at.You must be one of those thugs who thinks you should be slapped on the wrist.Maybe you'll be the next home invader that gets what is really deserved and gets wasted so us taxpayers don't have to pay for your room and board.
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      by Normal logical person(not from georgia..thank god) on May 8, 2012 at 05:58 AM in reply to A century .....really.
      I cannot belive no one is in awe of 20 for 70 people dead and 100 for a broken hip and demntia progression....must get all loved ones out of georgia this instant
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        by GV on May 9, 2012 at 06:22 AM in reply to Normal logical person(not from georgia..thank god)
        Who killed 70 and got 20 years,idiot?
  • by jon Location: bainbribdge on May 7, 2012 at 05:28 PM
    Sounds like he got what he deserves!! Mabye he will never get out!!!
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