Carl Hall is accused of stabbing a fellow inmate to death in RCI in 2011.
Jury selection took place in Judge Scott Nusbaum's courtroom for the aggravated murder trial of Carl Hall, Monday. Hall is charged with aggravated murder and possession of a deadly weapon while under detention. On June 27, 2011, Hall is accused of killing an inmate at Ross Correctional Institution.
In opening statements, Prosecutor Matt Schmidt said Hall had already been serving time for aggravated murder and felonious assault when he strapped a sharpened piece of metal to his wrist and stabbed another inmate in the face, liver, and jugular vein.
The defense, however, stated Hall had been attacked by inmate Nataun Williams once before and had to defend himself in an understaffed prison.
An officer gave testimony that the victim was squirting blood 25-30 feet while choking, and a staff nurse said, "I've never seen so much blood."
In fact, the court was shown prison security video footage, which captured Williams rolling and struggling on the pavement as he choked and bled to death.
The case is being heard in the Ross County Court of Common Pleas and will resume at 9am, Tuesday.