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Frances Hall seeks new trial in husband's 'road rage' killing

Hall was found guilty of using her SUV to hit and kill her multimillionaire husband in 2013.
Bill and Frances Hall

SAN ANTONIO - Frances Hall is seeking a new trial after she was convicted of killing her husband nearly five years ago. She was sentenced in late 2016.

This update in the case Tuesday comes shortly before she is expected to be released from prison, as she was sentenced to just two years in prison.

Hall's attorney, Adam Cortez, is also citing "ineffective assistance of counsel" during her trial as grounds to "seek relief from her convictions."

As KENS 5 reported, jurors deliberated for nearly seven hours before Hall was convicted of murder in Sept. 2016.

RELATED: Frances Hall found guilty of murder in road rage killing of husband

Frances Hall was accused of using her SUV to hit and kill her husband the evening of Oct. 10, 2013.

Jurors also found Hall guilty of aggravated assault. She has been serving a sentence for that offense concurrently.

At her trial, prosecutors presented evidence they believe showed that Hall murdered her husband and used her Cadillac Escalade to assault his mistress, Bonnie Contreras.

As this alleged road rage chase sped down a rural stretch of 1604, multimillionaire Bill Hall Jr., Frances Hall's husband, followed on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Hall was reportedly chasing Contreras.

Somehow, the motorcycle collided with the Escalade. Bill Hall died hours later from his injuries.

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