Grandfather Kills Son To Protect Granddaughter From Child Abuse; Friends Set Up GoFundMe For 12-Year-Old
A 64-year-old man has been charged with murder after he shot his own son in an attempt to prevent a child abuse directed at his granddaughter. The son has apparently beat up the 12-year-old girl.
Hubbard Junior Hall has been taken into police custody in Baldwin County, Alabama last Feb. 21 for the shooting. Following an appearance, the court determined he could get a $100,000 bond. Hall, however, has no lawyer for his case as of press time, according to People.
Reports determined Hall's son Mark Hall, 41, and the 12-year-old child were watching a baseball game when Mark received a phone call about his daughter. "Whatever this individual told Mr. Hall, it upset him and he began to strike his daughter," Capt. Stephen Arthur of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said. "This assault or striking of the child continued on the entire drive home."
When the father and daughter arrived home, Hall witnessed Mark still beating his daughter. The family live in the same property with Mark's house just a few steps off the grandfather's house.
The men apparently argued over Mark's treatment of the 12-year-old. When the father attempted to bring the girl inside their house, that's when Hall took his gun and shot his son.
Police and paramedics were called in but Mark died due to severe bleeding before he could be rushed to a hospital. "The discharged bullet hit [Mark's] rib cage and ricocheted into his chest cavity," Arthur said. The hospital pronounced his case as dead on arrival.
Daily Mail reported that Mark often posted messages on his Facebook about having "the best daughter in the world." Friends of Mark have organized a fundraiser via GoFundMe for his daughter and his wife, Martha, who was left disabled following a car accident.
The investigation to this case is still ongoing. The police are trying to determine who made the phone call to Mark and for what reason.