Okmulgee Resident Sentenced To Life For Two Counts Of Murder In Indian Country

March 29, 2024

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Amy Leann Hall, age 43, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to Life in prison for each of two counts of Murder in Indian Country, and 240 months in prison for one count of Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in Indian Country.  The sentences were ordered to run concurrently.

The charges arose from investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Department.

On November 28, 2022, Hall pleaded guilty.  According to investigators, during the early morning hours of November 1, 2018, Hall entered the room of her 18-year-old son and shot him in the head while he slept, killing him instantly.  Hall proceeded to the bedroom of her 16- and 14-year-old daughters and shot both in the head as they slept.  Hall’s 14-year-old daughter survived.  Hall’s 16-year-old daughter never regained consciousness and died from her injuries four days later at the hospital.  An Okmulgee County deputy dispatched to the scene spotted Hall’s vehicle and gave pursuit.  After a chase exceeding 110 miles per hour, law enforcement apprehended and arrested Hall.  The crimes occurred in Okmulgee County, within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

“This crime was gut-wrenching and there is no question the sentencing is just.  It is absolutely heart breaking to think a mother could be capable of shooting her own children while they slept,” said FBI Oklahoma City Special Agent in Charge Edward J. Gray.  “The FBI is responsible for investigating the most serious crimes in Indian Country and along with our law enforcement partners, we will continue to aggressively pursue these cases.  We are committed to protecting all of the tribal communities we serve, helping victims, and ensuring that justice is met for violent offenders.”

“The horrific violence visited upon this family was unimaginable, and nothing will ever make things right,” said United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson.  “Nevertheless, justice requires a careful consideration of all facts, including the interests of the surviving victim.  Based on these considerations, the United States recommended a life sentence be imposed in this case.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearing.  Hall will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Sarah McAmis represented the United States.

Updated March 29, 2024

Source: https://www.justice.gov/usao-edok/pr/okmulgee-resident-sentenced-life-two-counts-murder-indian-country