Dr. Steven Hall will be arraigned Tuesday in Boyle District Court on charges that he murdered his wife, Isabel Hall, while boating on Harrington Lake Friday, according to the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office.
A time for the arraignment was not available Sunday.
According a report from the Kentucky State Police, the Halls were spending an afternoon on a pontoon boat. Witnesses said they saw the couple in a physical altercation before Isabel Hall, 49, fell in the water and was struck in the head and the shoulder by the boat’s propeller. An autopsy in Frankfort Saturday confirmed she died of massive head trauma.
Boyle County Coroner Dr. James Ramey was at the scene Friday. He reported that Hall had tied his dead wife to the boat to keep her from floating away.
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Sunday afternoon, Steven Hall declined a request for an interview with the Herald-Leader through officials at the Boyle County Detention Center. A man who answered the phone at the Hall’s home on Sunday afternoon also declined an interview, saying the family was not ready to talk about the incident.
Hall practices medicine in Harrodsburg, according to the state Board of Medical Licensure. He is being held in the Boyle County Detention Center. Isabel Hall’s arrangements are being handled by Ransdell Funeral Chapel in Harrodsburg. Details had not been released Sunday night.
The Halls have two children.