Soldier gets one month sentence in DWI that killed NC correctional officer

Sergeant First Class David Hall pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DWI and felony hit and run in for a 2013 accident that killed Correctional Officer David Keller


By C1 Staff

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A Fort Bragg solider was sentenced to two months with one month served for a fatal DWI that killed a correctional officer.

ABC News reports that Sergeant First Class David Hall pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DWI and felony hit and run in for a 2013 accident that killed Correctional Officer David Keller.

Keller was driving to work on his motorcycle when Hall struck him. Hall said he was so drunk, he didn’t know what he had hit.

He took his vehicle in for repairs, and the dealership tipped off police, leading to Hall’s arrest three days later.

Hall had no prior convictions. Law enforcement who responded to the scene suggested a second-degree murder charge for Hall, but authorities said they didn’t have the evidence to prove malice.   

“People that don’t kill anybody are in jail for years and he’s not even a month,” Cindy Ferguson, Keller’s daughter, said. “It’s sad. It makes you feel like there is no justice.”

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