Woman convicted of 2013 murder of her husband freed from prison

Frances Hall: 'I'm ready to move on'

SAN ANTONIO – Tears of joy, hugs and smiles greeted Frances Hall as she arrived at her Helotes home Friday afternoon after being released from prison.

Hall, 55, was released from a women's prison in Gatesville hours earlier after serving a two-year prison term day for day.

She was convicted of murder in the death of her trucking magnate husband, Bill Hall Jr., in 2016.

Prosecutors said Frances Hall chased after her husband in her sport utility vehicle when it collided with the motorcycle he was riding in fall 2013.

Bill Hall Jr., who had been following his lover's vehicle, was critically injured and died later at a hospital.

Frances Hall has insisted all along that it was an accident.

"It's always going to be in the back of my mind, I lost my husband," Frances Hall said Friday. "I'm never going to get him back, (but) I'm ready to move on."

The jury found that Hall acted as the result of sudden passion and sentenced her to the lowest punishment possible for murder.

"People say, 'Don't let the time do you, you do the time'" Hall said about her prison term. "It's easier said than done."

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Paul Venema is a courthouse reporter for KSAT with more than 25 years experience in the role.