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911 tapes played in double murder trial

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

The interviews in this video could be disturbing to some people.

A man on trial for double murder showed no emotion as 911 tapes were played from the day he allegedly shot and killed his niece and her husband.

Prosecutors played two chilling 911 recordings from the day Berry Hall allegedly shot and killed Lisa and Alan Tackett in 2008.

In one from the Tacketts' home a dispatcher was met with the terrified screams of children.

The second call came from Berry Hall's son Tony.

"911, what's your emergency?" the dispatcher said.
"Yes, we have two people shot at 13 Sunflower Lane," Tony said.

The dispatcher asks Tony to tell him what happened and gets a surprising answer.

"Tony who shot them?" the dispatcher asked.
"Uh, my dad," said Tony.
"Why did he shoot them for?" the dispatcher asked.
"They was hollering and fighting going on," Tony said.
"And he shot them?" the dispatcher asked.
"Yes," Tony said.

Prosecutors then played a recording of Berry Hall admitting to the crime.

"I shot at her, yes, I shot her," Hall said.
"Did you shoot at anyone else?" the detective asked.
"I shot on the porch at him," Hall replied.

Hall then broke down when describing the arguments that led up to the shooting.

Hall yelled on tape, "I can't handle it! (Ok, ok.) I can't handle it!"

Hall told detectives that evening he needs medication to control his temper, a defense his attorneys are sticking to.

The defense is expected to begin calling witnesses tomorrow.


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