Fil-Am Faces Death Penalty in Texas

A  22-year-old Filipino, Gabriel Paul Hall,  is facing the death penalty in Texas  for allegedly  stabbing and shooting to death retired Texas A&M oceanography professor Edwin Shaar, 68, who used a walker, before turning to the victim’s wheelchair-bound wife, Linda Shaar, and slitting her throat inside their College Station home in October 2011 ( The wife survived. Hall  was adopted from the Philippines at age 11 by local couple Karen and Wes Hall after he had spent six years in an orphanage. His murder trial set for Oct. 21.