UPDATED: Hall's request for reconsideration of plea agreement de

UPDATED: Hall's request for reconsideration of plea agreement denied

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Update: The court has denied Hall's motion for reconsideration of order rejecting the plea agreement. 

His trial date has been set for May 6th.


Former Coronado High School teacher, Scott Hall, has asked the court to reconsider the prior order rejecting the plea agreement.

According to court documents, the court signed the order rejecting the agreement on Feb. 25 to continue prosecuting Hall under the original indictment. Court documents state "that the filing of a superseding indictment does not function as a dismissal of the original indictment and the Court retains discretion whether to grant a motion to dismiss an indictment." 

The defense states "unless the court finds that the prosecutor is clearly motivated by considerations other than his assessment of the public interest, it must grant the motion to dismiss." 

Hall is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a former student, and violated conditions of his pretrial release. 

Prior to the court rejecting the plea agreement, the government sent a letter to the court establishing reasons for the plea agreement and, according to court documents, Hall requests to adopt those reasons in the motion for reconsideration. The reasons mentioned in the government letter "show that this plea agreement is not manifestly unjust." 

The defense has requested the court to vacate the order setting a jury trial for April 15, on the original indictment in this case. 

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